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Commit to a Time to Talk

Authors: Bob & Yvonne Turnbull To have good communication in marriage is more than just learning effective skills. It’s about making time to communicate.  Why is that important?  Because communication is the way we connect – feel close to one another – grow together.  If we are only having snatches of communication – like – […]

Love and Respect (Pt. 2 of 2)

Are you glued? Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. (Genesis 2:24 KJV)  We quoted the King James Version here because it uses the word “cleave.”  Great word – “cleave.”  It means “to be glued together.”  God’s design is that you, […]

Respect and Love (Pt. 1 of 2)

Have you ever wondered why the Bible commands husbands to love their wives and turns around and commands wives – not to love, but to respect their husbands? (Ephesians 5:33) If you have been out and about lately you have probably heard of Dr. Emerson Eggerichs who wrote the book Love and Respect, and conducts […]

How to Have Joy in your Marriage

Authors: Bill and Bridget Dunk Today’s society would have you believe all you need to be happy is that new car – that new job – the latest and greatest gadget – even a new hair color has the promise of happiness in “television land.”  But happiness is NOT what we need – it is […]

It’s Time to Restore Hearts

Authors: Patrick & Dwaina Six God is all about marriage and family relationships!  In Genesis we read that after creating the heavens and the earth, the first thing God did was to bring the first man and the first woman together as husband and wife.  At the end of the Old Testament in Malachi 4:6, […]

Kick ’em Out of the Bedroom

No, we’re not talking about kicking your spouse out.  We’re talking about kicking out a couple of habits you may have developed in your marriage relationship.  If you are going to experience joy in your sexual relationship, these two habits have gotta go! Demanding Has Gotta Go: 1 Corinthians 7:3-5 is an often misunderstood Scripture.  […]

The High Cost of Divorce

The truth is no one ever emerges from divorce unscathed.  Everyone involved is permanently harmed. Everyone understands there will be immediate trauma to the divorcing couple, but few realize the lingering emotional and psychological effects. For example, research by Judith Wallerstein with the California Children of Divorce Project shows an especially dismal future for women […]

Ministry vs. Manipulation

Ministry is our commitment to love in shoe leather.  When we minister to our mate, we are focusing on them and their needs.  This is not an easy calling.  It’s much easier to focus on our own needs and try to manipulate our partner into meeting them.  But every Christian spouse has been called to […]

The Battle for the Mind

Look out!  Danger!  You’ve got an enemy who is ready to pounce like a lion on the hunt.  And you look mighty tasty to him.  Scripture says your enemy wants to devour you.  To eat you up!  (1 Peter 5:8) Does he want to nibble on your nose?  Does he want to nibble on your […]