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No Marriage Left Behind: Staying Connected to Your Congregation

Last month we discussed how couples can stay connected to their church. Now let's consider this from the other end: what can your pastoral staff do to ensure there is no marriage left behind?

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • December 01, 2010 |
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Letting God fill the “Husband” Void

Would you rather chase after love that may one day let you down? Or will you be content in the arms of the One who lavishes love on you and shows Himself to be faithful in every way?

  • Cindi McMenamin |
  • November 20, 2010 |
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The Sin Behind Dissatisfaction

When Your Spouse "Loves" Someone Else

Hopeless? No. The fact is that even in these situations a possibility exists that the marriage can be saved and, with time, made good again.

No Marriage Left Behind: Staying Connected to Your Church

Statistics indicate that couples losing their grip with each other often tragically fall out of the grasp of their church. While there are no simple answers to reducing marital separation and divorce rates, I wonder what would happen if our churches functioned more like the close-knit early church?

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • October 10, 2010 |
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Divorce — The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience

Our credibility on the issue of marriage is significantly discounted by our acceptance of divorce. To our shame, the culture war is not the only place that an honest confrontation with the divorce culture is missing.

From Flower Girl to Fair Lady: Freedom from Domestic Violence

Watching her on stage, no one knew that singer/actress/musical theater star Marie Barlow Martin was an abused spouse. But the reality is, domestic violence happens even in seemingly-stable Christian marriages.

  • Marie Barlow Martin |
  • September 27, 2010 |
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The Tragedy of Tiger and Elin

More than anything else, divorce demonstrates the sacredness of marriage. The shattering of a family reveals the incredible bonds that were never meant to break...

Sexual Temptation: Women Fall For It, Too

Can I talk girlfriend to girlfriend for just a moment? It's about a very uncomfortable subject, and honestly, one most of us would rather pretend does not exist in "Christian circles." It's sexual sin.

Confessing an Affair without Losing Your Marriage

Usually, I'm approached by the spouse who just discovered the affair of the other. However, this article isn't for those whose spouse cheated; it's for those who strayed.

Lie, Cheat & Steal. Or, Just Make One Decision

When we consciously decide who we want to be and what we want our lives to reflect, then all other choices become much easier to make. Tempted to cheat on a test, a spouse or a business deal? Is that who you've decided to be?

  • Deborah J. Thompson |
  • July 14, 2010 |
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Loving “Those People”: Keeping Your Marriage Strong in a Blended Family

When you and your spouse vowed to love, honor and cherish one another, a new parenting team was created.

  • Gil and Brenda Stuart |
  • June 30, 2010 |
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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.

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 18, 2010 |
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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.

When You're Weary of Worshiping Alone

For years, Debe longed to have Randy worshiping alongside her. Her heart ached for her husband to experience what she did through the music and the message at church...

Do You Feel Lonely in Your Spiritual Walk?

Have you dreamed of what it would be like to be "spiritually one" with your husband? Today, studies show that women walk alone spiritually perhaps more than they ever have before.

When Your Spouse Doesn't Share Your Christian Faith

When Jennifer married, she didn't realize the seriousness of committing herself in marriage to a man who didn't share her faith. For more than 35 years she has been married to a man who wants "nothing to do with religion."

Trusting God When Life Seems Unfair

Where is God when life seems unfair? My friend, Patricia, was wondering just that. "My husband is living with some woman in Palm Springs," Patricia told me bitterly. "He doesn't seem to have a care in the world. In the meantime, I'm struggling to make ends meet for me and the kids."

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