Let’s be our spouse’s chief encourager. No one else can offer them words of encouragement the way we can. It’s our job to survey whatever threatens our spouse’s physical and spiritual well-being and cooperate with God to say, “I have some good news for you. Some wonderful news…”
Lay down your efforts of self-control and give your life totally and completely to the work of God. You have one job … it is to surrender.
As a couple making a commitment to developing spiritual intimacy, you will want to find a plan that works for you.
We were married for a mission. When we give away our life, we find it. When we focus outside our marriage, we end up strengthening it.
Have you ever faced a difficult season only to be told to trust in God? What does it actually look like to do that during discouragement?
To have a God-honoring marriage, I must realize that I am third in my wife’s allegiance. The best marriages are built on these priorities.
What you have probably heard is the number one problem is communication in marriage. I believe this is a symptom of a deeper problem.
The hard truth about a Christian marriage is that your marriage will not be perfect just because you’re Christians. Don't buy these myths.
God invites us to make it a priority not only to practice forgiveness occasionally, but to keep forgiving…all the time if need be.
Don’t despair. No matter how ugly the fighting is now, it’s only temporary. Eternity is just around the corner. Hang in there!
We should strive to accomplish God's purpose for marriage is given, to us by grace: it reflects Christ’s perfect bond with His church.
The Apostle Peter sets Christian marriage on the highest plane possible—husbands and wives possess the same eternal inheritance.
I officiated my first wedding and realized that the best seat is when you get to stand before the bride and groom and do the service.
Praying with your husband can be challenging. Many of us aren’t comfortable praying out loud, and so we’re not sure how to bring prayer into our marriage.
I’m leaning on Teresa to rediscover the joys and fulfillment (not just duty and obligation) of prayer. We can learn how to marshal the positive power of spiritual delight. Teresa is adamant that the only thing that wooed her away from sin were the superior pleasures she enjoyed while communing with God.
If we want to get emotionally healthy, with ourselves and with others, we need to be willing to go below the surface of our anger.
Often the familiarity of bondage is more appealing than the fear and pain of deliverance. Sometimes healing is more scary than hurting.
Trying to control someone in marriage, parenting, or the church, is evil. The Bible recognizes authority, but takes a stand against control.
Getting married doesn’t give you victory over sexual lust because singleness isn’t what causes lust.
Marriage is a gift – one of God's amazing blessings. Yet often the greatest gifts in life are not always cherished the way they should be. Use these 40 powerful marriage blessings to pray over your cherished marriage.
You may have an idea of what your ideal family would look like, but do you truly have a vision for your family -- its purpose?
Your spouse is supposed to complete you, right? That might be true in romantic comedies, but let's talk about real life.
My one prayer for us as individuals and for our world is this: “God, don’t let us waste this pain.” Here's how we can live that reality.
Let me share some good news with you: it doesn’t matter what age you are or how long you’ve been a Christian; a fresh start is for everybody.
What if Christmas “jump started” your family’s embrace of joy this season? What gift could be more important than stockings or candy canes?
The lesson is painfully clear: connecting with Jesus is a better choice than busyness.There will always be more to do! Know what I mean?
You might be shocked by why one former pastor's wife was sneaking out of bed at two in the morning (in the best kind of way).
"Marriage is kind of like beach volleyball—marriage in a bikini." Learn a surprising lesson about your marriage's weak spot.
If we value fruitfulness as Jesus does, then literally, all of us need to weed out the toxic relationships that are around our marriage.
When the Bible tells husbands to love their wives like Christ loves the church, it’s calling us to an initiating, reaching-out love.
An affair does not have to be the end of your marriage. Here's how to forgive your spouse after an affair. It’s difficult, but it can happen.
Many Christians walk away from their faith because what they know about following Jesus isn’t consistent with the loneliness they face.
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While not every marriage is struggling right this moment, nearly all marriages hit crisis moments at some point in time. Today's post from Elizabeth...
Suffering is life’s greatest teacher. I don’t know why this is true. But it is. For the last five-plus years, I have...
The more I would grow to love my husband, the more vulnerable to hurt I would become, and I wasn't ready for that.
Sometimes a better marriage is closer than you think. Listen to Rich and Pat's story, and the power of one simple magic question. Although Rich...
I’ve always wanted to be a good husband. But I’ve found marriage can't truly be a blessing if my wife and I don’t handle disagreement well.
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So often in marriage it's easy to start believing the two words that destroy a marriage: "I deserve."
Good, faithful friends are hard to find, which is why Christian community is so precious, especially for our marriages.
Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rules of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials...
I’ll never forget how I felt the first time I looked into the mirror after being date raped in college. I stood...
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There's a moment in the recent film The Way Back I can't stop thinking about. Ben Affleck plays a deeply troubled, alcoholic coach of...
If you cherish some thing, you are committed to protecting it. In the same way, if you cherish some one, you will protect...