Guest Post: Four Truths to Hold Onto When Family Members Don’t Change by Gary Thomas

Today's article comes from Gary Thomas.  His writings and books are fantastic.  He has us focus first and foremost on strengthening our relationship with Christ.  His books make us delve into who we are in Christ and thus, we begin to take ownership of that relationship before we get into the habit of blame-shifting. He …

10 Marriage Tips Every WIFE Needs to Hear

Great Article written from a woman’s perspective. Take time to read this…both Husband and Wife.

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There’s a blog post that’s recently gone viral, written by a divorced man featuring some really sound advice about marriage (click here to read it).  I really have to applaud this guy.  It takes guts to stand up and be transparent about your failures.  It’s equally as commendable to stand up and say how you’d do things differently.

One thing that his post is lacking, however, is the female perspective.  After reading his post, I wanted to take some time and write down some things that I’ve learned in the last ten years.  You see – I’m now in my third marriage.  When people learn this fact about me, their reaction is usually pretty awkward.  It’s almost as if they’re waiting for me to be embarrassed by my admission. While going through two divorces was some of the most painful times of my life, I’d only feel ashamed if…

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Results From the Poll-“How Often Do You Date Your Spouse”

The results are in. We had 479 votes towards the poll we placed on the web site for, "How Often Do You Date Your Spouse?" As you can see, the majority, 56.52%, cry out that the thought of date nights seem crazy due to the time of their lives-Families!!  Children will suck the energy and …

Do You Remember “Why” You Got Married? 10 “Excuses” from People Who Forgot the “Why” of Their Marriage…

"Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it." Psalms 127:1 Think about this, do you remember the where and when you got married? That's an easy question. Let me ask a harder one, Why did you get married? Think back to the garden. God created Eve because He knew Adam …

Yes, Porn is a Big Deal: A Response to Elite Daily from guest author Ella Hutchinson

I came across this article by Ella Hutchinson, a Certified Clinical Sexual Addiction Specialist from Comfort Christian Counseling. She has a beautiful response to an author who feels that having a husband who watches porn is not a big deal, in fact, the wife should be watching too. The sad and scary fact is that porn addiction …

Husbands: 10 Principles to Follow To Keep Your Wife

Lately, Kerry and I have been counseling many couples who are seeking to either restore their marriage or strengthen it.  One question that I have been getting from husbands is this, "How do I keep my wife? I feel like I am losing her."  Too often I see the husbands begin to be complacent and lazy in …

5 things every married couple needs to know about SEX by Dave Willis

A pastor friend of mine, Dave Willis, wrote this article that is excellent and often ignored or brushed off by Christians.  Why, because we shouldn't be talking about SEX out loud...shame on us. Yet, Kerry and I have seen how truly important this is inside the bonds of a husband and wife within their marriage. …