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Engagement and Marriage - Christian Couples and Newlyweds Resources

Should In-Laws be Outlawed?

There are three hot-button topics that are a source of conflict at some point in most marriages. Sex and money vie for first place, but arguments about in-laws must surely be close behind...

  • Deborah Raney and Tobi Layton |
  • October 27, 2008 |
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How Does Submission Fit into Modern Marriages?

Wives supporting their families financially, wives of unbelievers, and wives of deployed soldiers are among the countless women who approach Cindy Easley asking, “How does submission work in my marriage?” Easley, wife of Moody Bible Institute president Michael Easley, shares her insights with Crosswalk…

What a Man Brings to Marriage

We often focus on what we will get out of a marriage relationship. Perhaps it’s time to start focusing on what we men can bring, so that we will have something to offer at the table (a man’s dowry, if you will) before making a life-long commitment.

What a Woman Brings to Marriage

The Proverbs 31 woman is great and all. But the ultimate example who should inform what I bring to marriage is Christ. He modeled so well the type of intangibles that I hope to one day bring to a union with my future husband.

  • Laura MacCorkle |
  • September 25, 2008 |
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'Dry Wedding': Redundancy, or Oxymoron?

When you attend a wedding, do you expect there will, or will not, be alcohol served?

Why Marry?

The main reason I think it's important to get married is the same reason I think it's important to do virtually every great thing there is to do in life: to Avoid Self-Centeredness.

The New Norm: Cohabitation in Contemporary America

Just thirty years ago cohabitation was rare and marriage was the norm for heterosexual couples. All that has seemingly changed. For many, cohabitation is now just "part of the life course."

Before You Say "I Do" to a Pre-Nup…

In an era of frequent marital break-ups, our culture often portrays those getting married without a pre-nup as either foolish or naive. But is applying our culture's wisdom on this issue the best choice for Christian couples?

  • Stephen Bloom Esq. |
  • August 29, 2008 |
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Build a Marriage that Goes the Distance

Unhealthy marriages and divorces are so commonplace that you may wonder whether a close and lasting marriage is even possible for you. But, if you make wise decisions before and after marriage, you can prepare yourself to experience a marriage that goes all the way to God’s best for you...

Are You Ready for Marriage?

If we, as singles, take seriously the idea of entering marriage someday—whether for the first time or in a remarriage—we must also take seriously the process that will make us worthy lifelong companions.

A Marriage with No Regrets

A Biblical marriage offers a snapshot of the delights of Heaven and represents Christ's love on earth. But how do we build such a marriage? Dr. John Barnett shares guidelines from Scripture.

Worthwhile Advice for the Engaged and Newly Married

Within hours of getting engaged, the advice starts flowing from loved ones and even strangers. While some of the advice is helpful, there's also a lot of bad advice given to engaged couples. Jen Booth shares the words she cherished and the words she chose to ignore...

The Joys of a Biblical Marriage

Pastor John Barnett shares how growing up in a broken home inspired him to turn to God's Word for much-needed wisdom on building a holy marriage.

Traits of a Godly Wife

What traits should a woman strive towards to become a godly wife?

Motherhood Thrives in the Covenant of Marriage

In times of stress, there is no substitute for a husband who in the little acts of love and devotion makes you feel adored and who has vowed to stand beside you through the daily grind of life.

Gender Roles in Marriage: What it Means to Lead and Follow

In dancing, as in marriage, the roles of men leading and women supporting - if properly executed - give the impression that there are no roles at all. What you witness is the fruit of their abilities, which is delicious.

True Romance Looks Different from the Movies

I’m learning that the kind of love story that wouldn’t make a very exciting movie makes for a wonderful marriage...

  • Deborah Raney and Tobi Layton |
  • June 01, 2008 |
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Opposites Attract -- and Drive Each Other Nuts!

Read how two couples went from despairing of their differences to rejoicing in God's perfect plan...

  • Deborah Raney and Tobi Layton |
  • May 30, 2008 |
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Conquering Lust

While we often think of lust in terms of sexual infidelity, we lust when we view a person as an object to be used. This can happen even within the marriage relationship...

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Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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