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Dating and Marriage in America: Time for a Revolution

Lack of a dating life is not necessarily the fault of single individuals in our churches; it's part of a bigger problem. But church leaders can step in and be a counter-cultural voice in an increasingly difficult cultural setting where marriage is viewed merely as a means of self-fulfillment.

Mixed Messages on Marriage

Is marriage good for children and families, or not? Does it really matter whether Tripp's parents, Bristol Palin and Levy Johnston, get married? Research says yes.

The Case Against Marriage, Courtesy of Newsweek

The Newsweek article represents what may be the most direct journalistic attack on marriage in our times, presenting arguments that had to date been made largely outside of mainstream circles

When Your Son Says "I Do": A Mother’s New Role

I stepped back and surveyed my boy, the groom. He towered over me, tall and confident. He's ready, I thought. But am I? I'd played the role of leading lady on his life's stage throughout his growing up years, but that was about to end.

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?

Walking Down the Aisle as a Modern Family

Weddings can bring up a lot of feelings we thought we had taken care of and buried.

  • Gil and Brenda Stuart |
  • June 11, 2010 |
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"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...

When You Disagree with Your Spouse

Spouse and I are in love. We're crazy about each other. But there are times when we disagree. So, when we drop on two different sides of an issue, what do we do?

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.'"

When a Spender Marries a Saver

It's not just an old saying: When it comes to couples and money, opposites do attract.

Waiting on God to Fill the Cradle

“Do you have children?” It seems as though the frequency of the question should numb the sting - but it doesn’t. Here are four specific areas where my husband and I have dug deep to find treasure in this painful season of waiting...

The Importance of Being Able to Talk About Money

Even when couples have a strong, stable relationship, money is still often a source of conflict.

Planning for Fewer Financial Fights with Your Spouse

Money is a well-known source of conflict among married couples but new research shows that the use of a simple-though-unpopular financial tool may help dial down their financial fights.

Did He Get Married Too Young?

David Lapp, age 22, is now happily married. In a Wall Street Journal column, he deals head-on with objections to young marriage.

Cleaning House: What Areas of Your Marriage Could Improve?

Imagine your marriage as if it were a house. Which rooms might need some extra cleaning out and which ones might need a little extra attention to spruce them up?

Of Marathons and Marriage

Running a marathon has some lessons for marriage. No matter how easy things are in the beginning, there are going to be difficult periods...

  • Janice Shaw Crouse, Ph.D. |
  • January 25, 2010 |
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Nothing Good Apart from Him…

I had made Kevin my "good thing." My all-encompassing good thing. And Jesus… well, I tried to fit Him in when I could...

  • Elisabeth Corcoran |
  • January 18, 2010 |
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The Two Shall Become One, Part Four

The Two Shall Become One, Part III

When we look at the math of biblical marriage, we are reminded over and over again that one plus one equals one. One man. One woman. One life.

The Two Shall Become One, Part II

Biblically-speaking, marriage is not a social construct. Marriage is not a constitutional right. Marriage is the first human institution ordained by God, designed by God, and fulfilled by God.

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