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Your Marriage & The Pandemic

Your Marriage & The Pandemic

As a couple you are a force sent into the world. Matthew 11:12 uses this idea of being a force in a unique way, “forceful (men and women) advance the kingdom of God.” To be a force means to have a wholehearted enthusiasm to spread the news of God’s reign, especially in circumstances that seem to be challenging the advancement of His kingdom. To some, the pandemic and social distancing restrictions appear to be winning the day; but they are not. Forceful men and women are advancing the kingdom.

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Who is Educating Couples?

Who is Educating Couples?

Some people would say that churches are the primary educators of premarital and marriage relationships in their communities. However, most churches do not have marriage and family life departments. This trend limits educational opportunities to couples following an engagement. For many churches premarital education consists of three pastoral counseling sessions that include reading a marriage […]

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The Mutuality Quiz

The Mutuality Quiz

In my last blog, No Such Thing as Secrets to Great Marriages, I said that marriage relationships have been researched extensively using qualitative and quantitative methods of obtaining data to identify trends among couples in specific age groups, seasons of life and cultural backgrounds. I believe that each relationship is unique and should be celebrated […]

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No Such Thing as Secrets to Great Marriages.

Articles claiming to reveal the secrets of great, exciting, or rewarding relationships are merely ploys used to draw readers into the thoughts, research, or conclusions of the authors. Marriage relationships have been studied using qualitative (interviews) and quantitative data (inventories) for decades. The truth about relationships is that each one is unique. Research can uncover […]

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Does Your Relationship Model Sacrifical Love?

Couples who answer “yes”, to these questions will have a solid foundation of sacrificial love between them. 1. Do you encourage your spouse to spend time with his/her family or friends? 2. Do you encourage and show support for your spouse’s dreams and goals? 3. Do you place an equal value on your spouse’s dreams […]

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