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Calling All Wives: ‘Submit’ Doesn’t Mean ‘Doormat’

Submit. It's one of those words in the Bible we don't quite know what to do with. So what does it actually mean in a marriage context? And is there such a thing as submitting to your husband in a way that points him away from God? Here are some thoughts on the subject from Sheila Wray Gregoire, author of To Love, Honor and Vacuum. Photo...

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Marriage Is More Than a Fairytale

Video by: Jeff Bethke Disney movies and chick flicks have a lot to say about love, but what is marriage really like? Contrary to what you may have heard, it’s not love that sustains the promise, it’s the promise that sustains the love. Marriage is first and foremost a commitment, not a shiny Valentine or a starlit night. Love based...

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Still Worthy: Surviving Premarital Sex

Many Christians are taught that God does not rank one type of sin as better or worse than another. There’s no scale that shows certain things like lying or stealing on one side of the spectrum and murder and adultery on the other. Sin is sin, and we all fall short of the standard set for us. I have found, however, that sexual sin, specifically...

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The Deepest Place

As a Christian, I always imagined that my wedding night would be the first encounter with sex for the both of us. As a teen I faced struggles with masturbation, porn, and in a later relationship, I was definitely tempted physically. Still, as I prepared for marriage, I was grateful to say I was well within the “virgin guidelines”. One night...

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5 Steps to Loving Someone You Don’t Really Like

Jesus revolutionized love. He showed us that to love we often have to disregard personal comfort and convenience. Jesus demonstrated love to the fullest, putting it into action even when it was really painful. No one forced Jesus to leave heaven and come to earth. But His love compelled him. He didn’t want to just stand by and watch the world...

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Why Aren’t You Married?

I think I could be good at being married.  I’m a good communicator. I’m generous and encouraging and willing to compromise. I stay calm in a crisis and I’m learning to admit when I’m wrong. But I am in my mid- (okay late-) 30s and it has not happened for me so the question of “Does God promise you a spouse?” hits pretty close to home. Here’s...

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Five Dangers Lurking Within Your Man Cave

I’m sure you’ve heard of the man cave—that most sacred of masculine sanctuaries, treasure trove of manly wares, void of feminine touch, marked by the musky scent of unbridled, undisciplined, unkempt manhood. Wikipedia just might be the funniest encyclopedia around when it says the man cave is sometimes called “a manland, mantuary or manspace;...

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The Truth About Soul Mates

“The whole notion that there’s one person for us comes from Plato not from the scripture. . . The scripture says that our problem isn’t that we’ve been split from some ancient half of a human, it’s that we’ve been alienated from God.” How often have you heard someone refer to their spouse as their "other half"? It's a really common...

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