Archive | Purpose of Marriage

19 March 2015 ~ 1 Comment

9 Ways I Struggle to Keep God at the Center of My Marriage

HandsDo you ever struggle to keep God at the center of your marriage?

I know I do. I love God and always want to keep Him at the center of my marriage and everything I do.

But as good as my intentions are, the reality is that I often push God aside. Not intentionally, but as a result of letting other things distract me from what is really important.

And the Bible promises us that God will take care of those who put Him first. The more I make my marriage about God instead of myself, the more successful my marriage will be.

So here is a list of 9 key things I struggle with, but will be focusing on improving to keep God at the center of my marriage. […]

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09 July 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Headed for Divorce? Here’s How To Have A Happy Marriage Again

angry coupleAre you in an unhappy marriage?

Maybe you are on the verge of divorce, or you’re not quite there yet but worried that you’re headed in that direction. You may be discouraged by statistics that claim that 50% of marriages end in divorce and that there is barely any difference in the divorce rate for those who are in the church. It seems almost inevitable that you will end up as a part of those statistics. How can you possibly beat the odds?

I have good news for you.

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01 March 2014 ~ 3 Comments

Married to an Emotional Turtle? How to Coax Him Out of His Shell

Emotional Turtle

Some time ago I wrote a post about how wives can deal with an emotionally distant husband. That post was mostly on how to understand why your husband is so closed off and how to use that knowledge to extend grace. In this post I will share some tips on how you can actually help him open up to you.

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14 September 2013 ~ 1 Comment

What is True Love?

What is true love?We live in a culture that praises the fairytale concept of true love. Hollywood would have us believe that love is all about that moment when you first meet and there is a “magical connection” and you “just know” that this is the person you’re supposed to spend the rest of your life with. Or it is about those feelings of euphoria you get when you first start dating, and that if those feelings go away the love is gone.

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21 May 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Your Marriage Is Not A Dream Come True

Writing ManI’ve harbored dreams of being a professional writer since I was kid.

I would lose myself in expansive fantasy worlds created by my favorite authors and dream of the day I would be a renowned fantasy writer.

And yet, how much time did I actually spend pursuing this dream? If I had this grand dream, wouldn’t I spend my free time spinning out as many stories as I could in order to master the craft of writing and storytelling?

But the truth is, my dream was nothing more than that: A dream. I never took it seriously enough to take action on it. I started a few stories that never got very far along.

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16 March 2012 ~ 1 Comment

God’s Design For Masculinity and Femininity

What does it mean to be masculine or feminine? That is a foundational question to our identity as men and women, and one that has been under extreme attack over the past several generations. The definitions of womanhood, manhood, motherhood, fatherhood and marriage have been significantly altered by our culture to the point that many of us don’t even know how we were designed and what we were created to be. We have assumed that men and women are basically the same, and we have assumed that women should be more masculine and men should be more feminine and that it is a good thing to blur the lines between the genders and we are left with a lot of emotional/spiritual/sexual pain, confusion and great misunderstanding in our marriages and families – as well as a grave misunderstanding of God’s identity and love.

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19 September 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Embracing God’s Vision For Your Marriage

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.(Jer 29:11, NIV)

Your marriage is meant to be great. It is meant to be something wonderful, something amazing. God’s intent is that your marriage would be full of hope, passion, joy, and companionship. More than that, your marriage is meant to be a shining example of God’s love for the whole world.

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