Porn, Sex, and the Christian

The fact of the matter is pornography and a distortion of sex is completely destroying us. Christian pastors continue to be found in infidelity, sex scandals, and secret sin. A Christian’s sexual behavior can hardly be distinguished from the non believing person.

Why Husbands Get Angry and What To Do About It

Men get angry. Some express their anger in different ways. Some men have learned skills to handle it better than others. But why is anger so often the go to emotion for men, even towards the women they love?

How to Have a Great Wedding Anniversary

Marriage is about the everyday, not just the big day. But a wedding is still a significant occasion for any married couple. So your wedding anniversary a great opportunity to connect every single year. It can be a point of tension or anxiety for some couples. But here are a few things you can keep in mind to ensure that your anniversary is a day to look forward to, not dread.

Loving Across Party Lines: Tips For Interpolitical Couples

Do you and your sweetheart repeatedly cancel out each other’s votes in the elections? Well, join the party. I consider myself a Libertarian and lean to the left when I must due to my upbringing, while my partner is as far right-winged as they come. I won’t even venture to say that we’ve got all the logistics of that mess figured out, but we’re working on it.

Keeping Your Husband Happy With the Next-Day Rule

If we want a happy husband (and a happy marriage) we have to learn how to address things in a way that doesn’t cause that regular, unseen, punch-in-the-gut feeling to our man. Based on my research, there are two clear steps you can use to determine whether or not you should speak up, and how.

Just Take My Hand

by Ted Lowe When it comes to spending time with God in the morning, I do it. Not so much because I'’m so disciplined. I do it because I have to. If I don'’t spend time with God for a few days, I quickly become a mess. I get overwhelmed easily. I say things I regret. I...

How To Kiss Like You Mean It

by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips. Proverbs 24:26 At a church near our home in Seattle, a Japanese couple that had recently arrived in the States, was getting married. Despite their limited exposure to western customs, the...

3 One Liners That Make a Huge Difference in Our Marriage

by Ted Lowe When I ask people what it takes to have a great marriage, they mostly say one of two things: hard work or good communication. The problem with hard work is that most people work hard at work, and when they get home, they don’'t want to work anymore. Plus,...

The “15 Second Kiss” Experiment

By Ryan Frederick A few weeks back, I met a gentleman at church named Tim. Tim and his wife had been married many years (I can'’t remember exactly, but it was at least 30) and weathered many trials through their marriage (cancer included). Naturally I asked him what...

Let’s Talk About Sex

by Scott Kedersha After I graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary, I went back to audit a one-week class on sexual intimacy. One of the first components of the class was an exercise I will never forget. Ten large papers hung on the wall in the front of the class....

When Your Spouse Disappoints You (Part 2 of 2)

by Dave Willis In our last post, we discussed five things to do when your spouse disappoints you. Here are more things to do when your spouse disappoints you, hurts your feelings or breaks your trust (or when YOU disappoint your spouse). #6 could change the climate of...

When Your Spouse Disappoints You (Part 1 of 2)

by Dave Willis The Bible famously says “Love never fails,” (1 Corinthians 13:8), BUT the problem is that the people we love DO fail (and so do we). No marriage is perfect, because no person is perfect. If you’ve been married longer than a few days, I’m confident that...

Why I Got Mad at My Wife and You Do Too

by Jeremy Isaacs The other night my wife Corrie was doing laundry and discovered something that had a stain on it. After searching the laundry room she discovered that she didn’t have what she needed to properly treat the stain. So she asked me to go to the grocery...

Once the Spark Is Gone

by Carey Nieuwhof Falling in love is an emotional process. You feel things you've never felt before. There's an incredible rush of emotions—a feeling of well being, excitement, exhilaration, contentment, and more. But a surprising number of people who fall in love...

Escape

by Tim Walker If you’ve watched a lot of movies, or even the evening news, you know this truth . . . escapes are hard. People don’t just walk out free and clear. Well, that is unless you are the apostle Paul and Silas experiencing a divine jail break (Acts 16). But...

Humility in Marriage

by James Willoughby I have been married nearly 16 years by the grace of God. About halfway into these 16 years, my marriage nearly ended. Jody and I nearly called it quits and almost became a statistic. I'’ve never been one to do the ‘expected’ thing though. So...

Turn Offs

by Casey Caston I recently was talking with a friend who was telling me all the things her husband does that turns her off. Bodily noises made the list, but so did his lack of enthusiasm and desire towards her. She explained that she feels like a means to an end,...

10 Ways to Get Rid of Stress

by Casey and Meygan Caston Stress affects every area of our lives. Have you ever been around someone who has hit their limit? They’re no happy camper. We’ve had our share of bad days from overloaded schedules, to kids constantly fighting with each other, to finding...

3 Ways to Say Yes to Dating When Your Life Is Saying No

by Payden Montgomery We have a four-month-old, own our own business, and both work full-time jobs. I work outside the home and my husband has a schedule that requires him to be out of the house most mornings by 5:30 a.m. He doesn'’t even get home until around 7:30...

Panic Monster: How to Help Your Spouse When Anxiety Hits

by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott Anxiety. Most of us have been there: an issue that—–to the outside world–—seems arguably small, balloons into a crushing, suffocating weight. Our hearts race. Our palms sweat. We descend into a spiraling panic, and find that it’'s...

The Best Thing for Your Kids is for You to Leave

by Ted Lowe The best thing for your kids is for you to leave . . . for the night . . . with your spouse. We all love our kids and want what's best for them. We sign them up for activities and sports, which is good. We want them to have time with friends, which is...

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