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Welcome to Marriages.net, your home for Christian marriage resources since 1983. We exist to help couples around the world prepare for and strengthen their marriages.

We invite you to take a look at our marriage webinars which feature over 50 hours of practical Biblical teaching on marriage-related subjects such as communication and conflict resolution, physical and emotional intimacy, and spiritual connectedness. We also invite you read through our articles, romantic tips, and be sure to check out our exclusive 3-part Oneness Wedding Candle and the interactive couple’s study, Experiencing Oneness.
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How Does Jesus Do It?
  • “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”This webinar gives you practical, understandable, every day ways He can free captives and open the eyes of the blind in YOUR life. Find out HOW.
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How to Nurture Healthy Relationships
  • Most of us desire to experience healthy relationships with our spouse, our kids, our family and our friends. Knowing some essential relationship skills will keep you from a lot of misunderstandings and improve your marriage.
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Growing Toward Oneness – a Marriage Blog

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Forgiveness and Consequences

By Harold and Bette Gillogly Forgiving someone – that is canceling their debt and pardoning their guilt – doesn’t always mean we can save them from the consequences of their offences.  Here’s an example of what we’re talking about: One afternoon, our high school daughter came to us crying.  She had skipped school that day and felt really guilty for letting us down.  She knew it was wrong and had already confessed to her home room teacher.  She asked our... Read more →

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What Does Forgiveness Mean?

By Harold and Bette Gillogly There are two different kinds of forgiveness.  Wow! Who knew?  First, it means “to cancel a debt, to pardon or remit guilt.”  That’s probably what you always thought it meant. Right?  The second kind of forgiveness is “to relinquish resentment against the debtor.”  This second meaning is harder to understand, isn’t it?  We can cancel a debt…but how do we cancel a feeling? We are going to look closely and both of these kinds of... Read more →

Thanks again for all the wonderful insights on how to maintain oneness with your mate. They have helped us tremendously in our relationship with each other and with our relationship with Jesus.

While my husband and I have been attending your classes for several years, we just last year decided to begin [your] Bible study workbook “Experiencing Oneness.” I can’t begin to express to you what it has meant to our marriage of 25 years. We now give them as wedding gifts.
 

…the seeds article from your newsletter I received this afternoon…feels like a slap in the face, and for that, I must tell you wholeheartedly, “Thank you!” Thank you for your simple, [understandable] guidance for how to make my participation in our marriage better…more godly, more loving, more giving, more fulfilling!
 

We were thrilled with the Marriage Leader Training from GTO! Where else could we go to be trained in marriage ministry AND be given ready-to-use materials? The training offered all we needed to begin ministering to other couples in our church and community.