Sometimes those we love most either get in a rut and seem unable to change or they refuse to change. Often we respond by “doubling down” and tirelessly try to change them by our own pleading and actions. But what if we are part of the problem? What if God has other ways to bring […]

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I saw this list on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk website; there wasn’t a button to share it, so I’m just co-opting it for a post (it’s from his book, Love for a Lifetime). When I see a list like this I often think, “What would I say differently?”  In this case, I found myself […]

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What would you think of a spouse who held something in their hand that their spouse desperately wanted, and that the spouse holding it didn’t even really need, but out of carelessness, malice or apathy the spouse holding it refused to hand it over? Sounds awful, doesn’t it? Is it possible that we’re that spouse? […]

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August 2, 2014

The Root of Your Love

Gary Thomas — 

The Bible’s depiction of true love is so astonishingly unselfish, we may not even realize how much selfishness we take for granted and are blinded two. Two men—Charles Finney and John Gossip—had a wake-up call when their wives died and they realized the true root of biblical love. The lesson God taught Charles Finney The […]

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A good marriage requires lots of love but it also, surprisingly enough, requires a certain amount of hatred.  Your willingness to hate and to give yourself over to a holy hatred will serve your marriage. How the Bible puts it: “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil.” (Proverbs 8:13) Those who have a […]

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Marriage and family life—if done well, and if our relationships are increasing in intimacy and spiritual fruitfulness—take so much thought and concentration that we need to keep our minds fresh and focused. If we don’t preserve our emotional and mental energy for our marriage and family, we can be distracted from what is truly important […]

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How do you know if your marriage is pleasing to God and that you’re holding up your responsibility as a spouse?  The surprising teaching of Scripture is that it’s not by comparing yourself to your spouse (how well you love compared with how well they love)—it’s by comparing yourself now with yourself last year. Increasing […]

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This is a second guest post from Tyler Ward, the author who guest posted “Marriage is Fire.” He has just released his new book “Marriage Rebranded” and I hope everyone gets the chance to read it. Below begins the post from Tyler! –Gary Thomas   LOVE IS A JOURNEY – NOT A FREE FALL “We […]

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July 9, 2014

Make People Rich

Gary Thomas — 

As I walked out of the office building in a spirit of prayer, I felt God say: “Make people rich.” “That can’t possibly be God,” I instinctually responded. But what if it was? God and “Riches” I had just met with two of my editors at David C. Cook Publishers. We were talking about my […]

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Answering This Famous Question in One Sentence: Want to know what your current boyfriend or girlfriend will be like as a husband or wife? The answer to this question could be the most important piece of information to consider before marrying your boyfriend or girlfriend. Or letting your kids marry their boyfriend or girlfriend. And […]

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