Articles on marriage by ministers, experts, and people who’ve been married long enough to know what they’re talking about.
Keeping romance alive is important in a marriage. Have you ever wondered why romance novels account for 48.6 percent of the mass market (paperback) book sales in the United States? Or why soap operas are so popular?
“Your counselor told her that I have her right under my thumb.” He pushed his coffee cup aside and ground his thumb into the table. I could not tell if he agreed with the analysis or if he resented it.
I am sorry to say that for many years I had an incorrect perspective of my wife, and women in general. Over time the enemy used my addiction to Internet Porn to pollute my mind, and to corrupt my thoughts as to why women exist.
It is likely no surprise to you that God has wired women and men differently.
Does the teaching of Paul regarding being unequally yoked have application to marriage? Specifically: may a believer marry an unbeliever? May a Christian marry one who is not (i.e., a Jew, a Buddhist, an atheist, etc.)? Does God recognize such unions as legitimate marriages?
She could not look people in the eye as they greeted her. Head down, shoulders slumped; she headed to the nearest open seat and quietly slid into it.
One of the most significant things I learned during my addiction, which is probably true with any addiction, is that it removed me from the position of spiritual leader of my household.
Is it okay for a married but separated person to date other people? The question definitely is not new. The situation that brought it to the forefront is not unique.
As I am writing this, it is Sunday afternoon, and I have just returned home from Church. This morning I taught a group of young men on the issues of purity. Specifically, I was talking to them about the pitfalls of pornography.
A critical issue that I struggled with in my spiritual battle regarding my addiction, even after I became a Christian, was rationalizing my behavior. I actually had the audacity to try and convince my wife that watching porn on the internet was not a sin (adultery).
I know firsthand of a handsome young man just this side of maturity who recently leased a new luxury car with a sticker price twice his annual income. Cruising down the freeway a few days later, he caught the eye of some teenage girls who fancied his polished machine.
When we want to be successful at something in life, we usually don’t attempt to “wing it.” That’s why those who want to play the piano take lessons. No one can sit down at a piano for the first time and play Mozart or Beethoven. Sure, most anyone can peck on the keys long enough to figure out “Chop Sticks” or “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” but that’s hardly musical success.
Everybody called him Skeet. I knew him only in passing. He was a member of the college-town church I attended during my student days. I never did learn his first name, nor did I ever learn why he was called Skeet.
I asked a girlfriend who was recently divorced, “When did you first notice that your marriage was in trouble?” She replied, “Looking back, I see that it had been slowly crumbling away for years.
In this fast-food era of pizza delivery and speedy drive-through meals, it’s easy to forgo a sit-down “real silverware” dinner. We often sacrifice nutrition for convenience.