Marriage

Help! My Sex Life Sucks

Are you feeling hopeless about your sex life? There's a lot of confusion about what can make or break a terrific sex life. This seven-part series is for you. You'll find no toys or magic solutions being sold here. This series unmasks some of the lies we've been taught about sex and will set you on the path toward sexual healing and freedom. 1) Five...

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The Deepest Place
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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Why Aren’t You Married?
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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The Truth About Soul Mates
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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The Role of Expectations in Marriage
The Role of Expectations in Marriage

“A lot of people get married because they think the purpose of marriage is sharing an emotional infatuation. But that’s not strong enough. . . James 3:2 promises us that our spouse is going to sin against us in a lot of ways.. . .and so we have to look at what we’re willing to live with.” In his bestselling book, Sacred Marriage, Gary...

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How To Have A Great Marriage
How To Have A Great Marriage

Haven’t we all fantasized about the great skills and qualities our “Mr.” or “Ms. Right” will have in their repertoire? Everyone wants a marriage that lasts a lifetime.  With divorce rates high, even among Christians, how do you build a relationship that goes the distance? Not surprisingly, it all starts with the person you choose to...

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9 Ways to Cheer Up Your Wife
9 Ways to Cheer Up Your Wife

1. Give a small gift?- My wife loves flowers. Buying her flowers (as long as they are not fake) is a foolproof way of cheering her up. Other gifts like her favorite chocolate or a dessert also work. 2. Give a massage?- My wife enjoys foot massages, especially after a day when she’s been on her feet for a long time. She’s very happy whenever...

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I Proposed With A Goat (She said yes!)
I Proposed With A Goat (She said yes!)

Exactly 5 years ago I asked Olive to marry me. Rather than popping the question with a diamond ring, I planned to propose to her with a goat. It wasn’t a pet goat for her to keep in the yard and take for walks; it was a goat to give away to a family in need. It was what she wanted, and it’s one of the reasons I wanted to spend the rest of

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