What to Do When Your Marriage Is Boring
3 ways to address a stale relationship

There are a lot of dangers that can destroy a marriage, but one we hardly ever hear about is boredom. A boring marriage doesn’t sound nearly as threatening as a couple that fights all the time. No one cites a dull marriage as the reason for divorce, but boredom can ...

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Who in Your Life Do You Love the Most?
Balancing your love of your spouse, kids, and friends
Who in Your Life Do You Love the Most?

About once a month, my 12-year-old son asks me some form of this question: “Who do you love the most?” It usually sounds like, “Am I your favorite son?” or “Do you love me more than you love Dad?” I know he asks jokingly, but I also realize ...

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The Good News About All This Bad News
Responding to the Ashley Madison scandal
The Good News About All This Bad News

It seems as if hardly a week goes by without some devastating or disgusting news on sexually related topics. High profile leaders exposed as pedophiles or rapists, Planned Parenthood selling aborted fetuses, and now the Ashley Madison scandal. I know that the bad news about ...

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How Far Is Too Far?
Setting boundaries on intimacy
How Far Is Too Far?
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This age-old question is not one only teens are asking but also women in their twenties, thirties, and beyond. With marriage often delayed in today's culture, and second marriages becoming more common, women of all ages are finding themselves wondering about physical ...

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I’m Too Nice to My Husband
3 ways to be more honest with your man
I’m Too Nice to My Husband

I’ve heard it so many times—my words have great power in marriage. I have the ability to rip my man down or build him up, to embarrass him or encourage him, to laugh at him in front of others or stand up for him. I’ve watched too many women use their tongues ...

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The Heresy of Love
What happens when “God is love” becomes all God is?
The Heresy of Love
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A heresy is any teaching or belief that stands against what is clearly stated in the Bible. John warned against heresies that denied the deity of Jesus or proclaimed another way to the Father aside from trusting in Jesus. Even today, we must also be on guard for subtle heresies ...

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My Husband Isn't My Best Friend
Like most aspects of marriage, friendship doesn't just happen. You have to work at it. Here's how.
My Husband Isn't My Best Friend

Endless romance. Hot sex. Being best-best-best-best friends. These are just some of the idealistic hopes we pile onto marriage. There are good motivations behind each of these hopes, but . . .

Though it is a wonderful thing to be your husband's best friend, I actually ...

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