'For Richer, for Poorer': Top 10 Family Articles of 2008
- Monday, December 22, 2008
Abstract: I want to point us to principles God has given us in a place you might not think was intended for marriage. That place is the Ten Commandments, found in Exodus 20...
Key Quote: “Good marriages don’t just happen. It is not just because you married the right person and got lucky. Good marriages are built on more than passion. They are built on principle.”
Reader Comment: “Wow, it is amazing to read something you really need to read and it couldn't have come at a better time, our 2nd yr anniversary of marriage. We have a wonderful marriage and this article can only strengthen it. Thank God for the insight he has given you. ~ Gary (glove472000)”
6. Beware of Becoming This Type of Man by Dr. John Barnett
Abstract: God's Word goes so far as to even identify what type of person we should avoid, stay away from, never consider as a viable marriage partner, and certainly not become.
Key Quote: “Beware of becoming an Ungodly Person. Proverbs 16:27: An ungodly man digs up evil, And it is on his lips like a burning fire. This fellow rarely show hunger for God's Word, or concern for the Spirit of God, or passion for fellowship or worship of God. They have no song from the Lord on their heart, anger and self-centeredness are their habits.”
Reader Comment: “*Gulp* I found these warnings to be equally applicable to women/wives. Thank you for putting it on the line succinctly and boldly for ALL of us who desire to walk in a godly manner, pleasing to the Lord.” ~ Heartie
7. The Warning Signs of Infidelity by Nancy C. Anderson Abstract: How do you know if your marriage is in danger of falling victim to infidelity? Author Nancy C. Anderson gives some often missed warning signs that may help protect your marriage.
Key Quote: “When you're guarding your marriage, you're not guarding just your spouse, but guarding yourself too. I rationalized my way into a boatload of trouble because I thought, The rules don't apply to me. I've been to Bible College, I'm smart, I have self-control, and I can stop before it gets too far. All lies!”
8. Is there More to Sex than Pleasure? by Mindy Meier Abstract: Do you need to rethink your view of sex? My hope is that you’ll catch a glimpse of God’s wonderful view of sex and that it will capture your heart and transform the way you live.
Key Quote: “Sex pulls us out of our self-absorption to unite us with another human being. Jesus gives an indication of this unity when he says, ‘The two will become one flesh’ (Mark 10:8). Marriage is a laboratory to learn how to love.”
Reader Comment: “This is such a refreshing article. Thank you for communicating that sex for the Christian couple is more than pleasure. In our society, we have become such ‘lovers of pleasure’ that we forget to honor God in everything. This article teaches us to honor God with our sexuality. I pray we all change our hearts back to what God intended.” ~ odieham
9. Marrying Your ‘Soul Mate’: Does Such a Person Exist? By Edward M. Tauber & Jim Smoke
Abstract: Never fully defined in any literature, the term “soul mate” is used by people as if we all clearly understood what is meant...
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