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When talking to a group of singles, one woman took offense when I said that part of our response to the Bible’s affirmation of pursuing marriage (Prov. 31:10) is to work on making ourselves more “marriageable.” That might mean getting in shape, getting out of debt, growing deeper in the Lord, improving relational skills, etc. […]

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“By the way, you spent eight thousand dollars today.” “Seriously?” I asked my wife. “Yeah. We paid off a college loan.” If you think kids are expensive when they’re babies, wait until they hit their late teens and early twenties. Even so, I think having kids is one of the best things men can do […]

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The young woman’s plaintive question—“Don’t you want your daughters to be in love on their wedding day?”—offered shortly after I had just spoken on The Sacred Search, was one last attempt to hold on to a myth that she felt I had just shattered. I get it. Hollywood has created such a wildly romantic scenario, […]

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I see it all the time. A woman comes off a relationship with a jerk or insensitive man who broke her heart, left her weeping in a mess on the floor, and then she comes across a somewhat boring but nice, stable Christian man and decides to marry him on the spot. A guy suffers […]

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It was soy. I knew it as soon as I tasted it. They added the water. They were supposed to hold the water. There are numerous ways to mess up a chai tea latte at Starbucks. I’ve had so many 7 pump venti chais, no water, 180 degrees, that I know exactly how they should […]

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September 20, 2013

Listen to Wedding Day Doubts

Gary Thomas — 

What I’ve long suspected appears to be true: people should pay more, not less, attention to wedding day doubts. It’s so easy to get caught up in a major infatuation, make a hasty commitment, get lost in planning a special day and then, as the day creeps closer and reality settles in, you start asking […]

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