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The vicar in a small British village had heard enough of Jean’s complaints. “All I’ve been hearing is continual carping about how awful it has been for you being married to Reg, how mean and bad-tempered he is. I’m fed up with hearing the same old thing week in and week out. I don’t want […]

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November 11, 2014

Artificial Intimacy

Gary Thomas — 

  Why do couples who are convinced they have found “the one” end up divorcing each other just a few years (or sometimes a couple decades) into their marriage? There was a time when they couldn’t imagine being apart for five hours; now they can’t bear the thought of being together for five minutes; what […]

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October 29, 2014

Father-in-Law

Gary Thomas — 

  A Prayer That Left Me Gloriously Ruined I was a young husband, and during an intense time of prayer, I sensed God telling me very directly that Lisa wasn’t just my wife, but she was also His daughter and I was to treat her accordingly. It was an intense application of 1 John 3:1: […]

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9:30 p.m. I have to get up at 4:30 a.m. for my Saturday run group. “So, what time are you going to be home tomorrow?” Lisa asks. “Let’s see. Run from 5:30 to 7, we’ll talk a bit afterwards, I’ll take a shower, stop at Starbucks, I’d say around 8:00.” “You don’t have to stop […]

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October 7, 2014

Pulling Tubes

Gary Thomas — 

  Having just heard me speak on marriage, the 60-something woman was already in tears by the time she reached the front of the line. “What you’re saying is so true. I’ve worked at a hospice for twenty years. Caring for people is what I do. Yet somehow, it never got transferred to home. I […]

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September 30, 2014

A Marriage Worthy of Our Calling

Gary Thomas — 

Sparks will fly (in a good way) if we’ll apply Ephesians 4:1-3 to our marriages. “Therefore I… beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. 2 Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. 3 Make […]

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            QUESTION:  I have been reading your book The Sacred Search and I am almost done with it.   I was wondering if you could just clarify something for me. In chapter 15, you talk about knowing whether a person is healed from his or her sexual past, and not proceed […]

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September 19, 2014

A Double Dose of Good

Gary Thomas — 

Confession: we have one of the worst backyards in our neighborhood. You are free to feel sorry for my wife. A couple times a week I think, “Gary, you really need to do something here,” but I never feel motivated enough to actually get going.   If there is any defense, I struggle to find […]

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September 11, 2014

A New Perspective…

Gary Thomas — 

In a culture that celebrates young love, senior citizens can humble us with their depth of devotion. Sit back and enjoy a tender true story of a young doctor who discovered what over fifty years of faithful marriage can do to a man… (This is a guest post written by my friend Dr. Greg Bledsoe)  […]

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September 3, 2014

Make Him Want You…

Gary Thomas — 

This is going to seem like an explicit post to some, a hurtful post to others, but it could be helpful to many, so I’m going to risk it.  It won’t work for every marriage; it may even compound the hurt for some (because you’ve tried it and it backfired and emphasized rather than cured […]

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