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Singles seeking to marry well can learn so much from a man who got married four hundred years ago. He made a supremely wise choice for all the right reasons and benefitted immensely because of it. Don’t be freaked out that he was a Puritan. Richard Baxter (1615-1691) lived half his life as a single […]

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Readers, When I was writing Cherish, I’d ask wives how they wanted to be cherished. If you poured a cup of coffee right away, it would be room temperature by the time most of them stopped talking. When I’d ask men how they like to be cherished, the most common answer was, “Do you want […]

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This blog is not written for women in abusive marriages. The advice offered in these posts will challenge both husbands and wives, but the advice could be counter-productive if it is applied in an abusive relationship. If you want to make this Valentine’s Day special, in addition to shopping for the lingerie and chocolate, spend […]

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February 9, 2017

Forsaking All Others

Gary Thomas — 

This blog is not written for women in abusive marriages. The advice offered in these posts will challenge both husbands and wives, but the advice could be counter-productive if it is applied in an abusive relationship. Being closer to anyone other than your spouse is a betrayal of your wedding vows. When we think of […]

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This blog is not written for women in abusive marriages. The advice offered in these posts will challenge both husbands and wives, but the advice could be counter-productive if it is applied in an abusive relationship. There’s a popular joke in New England that expresses just how much affection Patriots fans have for their beloved […]

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This blog is not written for women in abusive marriages. The advice offered in these posts will challenge both husbands and wives, but the advice could be counter-productive if it is applied in an abusive relationship. “Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love.” Ecclesiastes 9:9 In my book Pure Pleasure I tell the story […]

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January 10, 2017

A Tale of Two Wives

Gary Thomas — 

This blog is not written for women in abusive marriages. The advice offered in these posts will challenge both husbands and wives, but the advice could be counter-productive if it is applied in an abusive relationship. “All right,” the event organizer told me, “here’s your ride. His name is Terry.” You’ll have to forgive me […]

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January 7, 2017

The Marriage You Want

Gary Thomas — 

This blog is not written for women in abusive marriages. The advice offered in these posts will challenge both husbands and wives, but the advice could be counter-productive if it is applied in an abusive relationship. If you’ve been reading this blog, you’ve heard me talking a lot lately about cherishing our spouse. What does […]

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This blog is not written for women in abusive marriages. The advice offered in these posts will challenge both husbands and wives, but the advice could be counter-productive if it is applied in an abusive relationship. My last post “Enough is Enough” crashed our website several times. We’ve had to upgrade our website platform and […]

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November 22, 2016

Feed Your Marriage

Gary Thomas — 

This blog is not written for women in abusive marriages. The advice offered in these posts will challenge both husbands and wives, but the advice could be counter-productive if it is applied in an abusive relationship. Many of us (at least in the U.S.) are making all sorts of plans about how to feed ourselves […]

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