Archives For Christian Living

October 7, 2013

What if Evil is a Chisel?

Gary Thomas — 

One of the great hypocritical ironies of our sinful existence is that we hate evil in others even as we practice it ourselves. We even hear ourselves say, “Why does God allow evil? Why doesn’t He just get rid of it?” not realizing in our (sorry, but there’s no better phrase for it) blind stupidity […]

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There is no escape clause. I repeat, the Bible doesn’t give us an escape clause. Scripture roots our marital relationships in something so rock solid and never changing that there isn’t even a millimeter of wiggle room: we are to relate to each other “out of reverence for Christ.” (Eph. 5:21) So later, when Paul […]

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From Gary: Megan Raines and her husband thought their marriage was at an end. They even began speaking the “divorce” word. The path they found out of this malaise isn’t all that original, but their story is as helpful and practical as it is inspirational, and I believe it would work for many, many couples. […]

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“I guess I still love him, in a way; I’m just not in love with him anymore.” How many times have you heard a friend say that about their spouse? Maybe you’ve heard yourself say that. Here’s a radical thought: why do we think “in love” matters more than “biblical love”? Why do we think […]

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September 16, 2013

Got Mission?

Gary Thomas — 

Married couples are often asked: “Are you praying together?” “Are you having sex frequently enough?” “Are you going on date nights?” I don’t have a problem with any of these points of advice; it’s just that what is often most lacking in such lists is one of the most crucial elements of all: mission. If […]

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September 13, 2013

A Fierce Force in Marriage

Gary Thomas — 

Don’t we all wish we could say the following? “We have such a good marriage. We hardly fight at all, if ever. We’re just so compatible.” And, in fact, if God said to me, “Gary I’m going to give you the easiest marriage and the easiest life, if you want it,” I don’t think I’d […]

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