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Fruit of the Spirit: The First Steps to an Enduring Marriage

In order to love one another with a godly love, we mere mortals need a little help. That is where the “Fruit of the Spirit” comes in...

  • Deborah J. Thompson |
  • June 24, 2010 |
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Children of Divorce Can Triumph in Their Own Marriages

Many couples walk down the aisle having never witnessed a healthy marriage between their own parents. While adult children of divorce face unique challenges, they don't have to repeat their parents' mistakes...

  • Drs. Beverly and Tom Rodgers |
  • June 22, 2010 |
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Surviving a Struggle for Identity

Why are we so consumed with trying to "find" ourselves? Is there really a piece of us missing out there that we must find? Cindi McMenamin, author of Women on the Edge, shares ways you (and your marriage) can survive an identity crisis.

Say “I Do” to the Name Change

The Globe and Mail recently suggested that women who get married should say "I don't" to changing their name. Is this advice wise?

Is “Ever After” Just Too Long? Marriage and Modernity

The cultural conversation about the breakup of Al and Tipper Gores' marriage indicates something of how difficult it is to contend for Christian marriage in the context of modernity.

Why Do Long-time Married Couples Break Their Vows?

Many people were surprised to hear the news that Al Gore and his wife Tipper have decided to get a divorce. People automatically think that a couple married for 40 years would stick it out until one of them dies. But the trend has been changing for some time.

Doin' What Comes Naturally?

Don’t Divorce On a Friday: 7 Ways to Save Your Marriage

While the stats may be alarming, many marriages can be saved. You don't need to stand by, helplessly riding an emotional roller coaster, bracing for the next brick wall.

  • Dr. David B. Hawkins |
  • June 03, 2010 |
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Make Your Marriage a Safe Haven during Uncertain Times

While the Bible gives us truth to handle high pressured situations, a great source of relief can come from our marriage relationships.

'Satisfied Dissatisfaction' is Key to Marital Growth

Do you wish you could change your spouse? Are there things you wish you could change about yourself, too? Counselor Joe Beam discusses how accepting each others’ flaws is not only a Biblical practice, but a necessary step towards growth...

Love & Respect: How Your Money Habits Affect Your Spouse

As I've been reading Emerson Eggerichs' book, naturally titled Love and Respect, it made me wonder about the implications for how husbands and wives use money, especially since finances are typically one of the most contentious issues in marriage. So, I decided to ask my wife, Jude...

"Should We Marry If We’re Theologically Divided?"

A while back I posted a question from Calvin, a Reformed dispensationalist fundamentalist, and Aimee, a Pentecostal, who have fallen in love and want to get married. Y’all gave a spirited round of responses. Here are my thoughts on the question...

The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness

In the sixties, American women reported themselves happier, on average, than did men. Today, that statistic has reversed. Why are women more unhappy?

How Bible Study Changed My Life and Saved My Marriage

David Lawson of Precept Ministries knew his marriage was in serious trouble. So, while his wife B.J. was out of town visiting a relative, he visited a church. That Sunday morning, he gave his life to Christ.

The Day My Marriage Died: Healing in the Wake of Divorce

Every divorce circumstance is unique. However, for true healing it's necessary to grieve the death of the dream, the death of the covenant and the death of "What should have been." After 20 years of working alongside those experiencing the trauma of divorce here are a few suggestions.

The Crusader and Mr. Hyde: A Most Unhappy Couple

I watched and listened as Ken and Lori locked horns in a needless power struggle. I've talked about how to approach Mr. Hyde in previous articles. Now let's focus on a role wives often embrace: The Crusader.

Mother's Day: What’s a Stepmom to Do?

One of the reasons Mother's Day can evoke so much emotion is because many stepmoms feel as though they have all of the pain, frustrations, financial strain, and difficulty of being a parent, but none of the rewards or joy. Here are some ways husbands can take the lead to make Mother's Day a special day for their wives.

More Than a Table for Two: The Difference a Christ-centered Marriage Makes

In Then Comes Marriage?: A Cultural History of the American Family, author Rebecca Price Janney names the distinction between secular and Christian marriages. Of the Christian couple she says, "Crowning their life together is the kind of giving, empathic, other-oriented love of which Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 12, what he called 'the most excellent way.'"

Forgiving the "Other Woman"

I never considered that betrayal would enter my marriage. One question kept coming to the forefront: How could one woman do this to another?

The Pill Turns 50 — TIME Considers the Contraceptive Revolution

TIME magazine's current cover story puts the issue of the Pill and birth control front and center in our cultural conversation. It should be an important part of our Christian conversation as well.

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