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10 Things You Need to Become Marriage Material

Debra Fileta via truelovedates.com

Are you marriage material? So often in the pursuit of love we get so caught up trying to find the right person, that we end up losing ourselves. Read more...

How to Be a Better Spouse in Times of Grief

Debbie Holloway via Crosswalk

Justin and Trisha Davis overcame a journey of grief and loss that most marriages can’t survive: adultery. After years of miscommunication, coldness, lies, and drifting apart, an affair almost killed their relationship. But, clinging to God’s promises of forgiveness and redemption, they allowed their grief to change them for the better. Read more...

5 Things Christians Should Stop Saying on Facebook

via BibleStudyTools.com

Despite the flaws of social media, it can be a powerful force to share God’s amazing love over the long run. Our witness can be deeply powerful when our unbelieving friends see our continued faithfulness year after year and our hope of glory in the midst of pain (Colossians 1:27). Read more...

Is Christianity Dying?

Russell Moore

Christianity is dying. At least, that’s what major newspapers are telling us today, culling research from a new Pew Center study on what almost all sociologists are observing these days—the number of Americans who identify as Christians has reached an all-time low, and is falling. I think this is perhaps bad news for America, but it is good news for the church. Read more...

Saint or Sinner? Loving Your Mother-in-Law

Julie Barrier

Loving your mother-in-law can be a mixed bag. My mother-in-law made it abundantly clear that she didn’t approve of me from Day One. Her son, an angelic boy scout who surrendered to preach at the age of seven, could do no wrong. Helen had already handpicked Allison, her best friend’s daughter and childhood playmate, as an appropriate match for her perfect child. Read more...

These 5 Powerful Truths Can Absoultely Save Your Marriage

In 20 years of ministering to women, I've received hundreds of letters and emails telling me about a woman's marital struggles. Read more...

How to Celebrate Grieving and Joy on Mother's Day

Bonnie Gray

As a mom of two preschooler boys, I’m sandwiched in between my experience of motherhood as a child and my own journey as a mother. Read more...

When You Feel Like the Only Mom Who Doesn't Have Her Life Together

Debbie Holloway

I regularly feel like I’m pretending to be an adult. I managed pretty well through college, enjoying independence while still coming home some weekends or letting my Dad buy groceries for me every couple of months. But after graduation, I crashed whirlwind into Grown Up Land; I got engaged, got a real job, got married, and rented my first apartment, all in the space of about 18 months. Even now, as I prepare for my first out-of-state move away from my parents and siblings, it still kind of feels like I’m faking it. Read more...

How to Embrace Fun in Your Marriage Right Now

Steve Arterburn

My wife and I love to dance! We’re not the greatest dancers, but we dance. If we are in a shopping mall and the music is perfect for a swing and a twirl, then we take a break and dance. We have been known to dance our way to the top of an elevator while people sigh and laugh and say they wish they had someone to dance with. If the music that catches our ear is slow, we will dance slowly. But we love faster tunes where we can twirl and spin under each other’s arms. I fold her into me, and then I spin her out. I lead, she follows, and for a few short moments, the tough realities we face go away. We are each other’s and it is evident we enjoy being a couple. Read more...

When You are the Only One Who Wants to Fix Your Marriage

Whenever I hear someone say that their first year of marriage (or two, or five, etc.) was difficult, I breathe a sigh of relief. While I am sorry to hear of couples struggling, I am relieved to know that I am not alone.  Read more...