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When 'What About My Needs?' Leads to a Broken Marriage
A wife wrote to me: "When I began reading Love & Respect, I could not get past the ‘What about my needs?’ question and never even made it to the chapter where this is addressed. "Years later, her husband leaves. She says, "I pulled out our copy of L&R. I finished it today, the day he moved out. It’s not for me to question God’s plan, but I am perplexed by why now, when it seems too late, I have read, understood, embraced, and realized how profoundly I have damaged this man I love and our union."
What Company Do You and Your Spouse Keep?
The company we keep matters. It matters to God, and it matters to us. Proverbs 13:20 says, “He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm. ”Multiple times in the Bible we find God being very specific in His commands concerning the company someone has.
Do You Have a Teamwork Mindset?
One day I found myself wondering, Do couples take seriously the idea of finding win-win as a team, based on God's calling to be one? With this question in mind, I wrote down a burden I was feeling: "As for the win-win message, no one is saying to me ‘tell me more.’
Love and Respect Is Not a Weapon to “Use”
A wife wrote me: Right now my husband and I are separated. I kicked him out of the house a month ago. He is now staying with a friend 45 minutes away from us and his work. Reading your book really gave me an insight into why he left so willingly. I had not given the king his "chair." I know I hurt his pride. No man wants to be kicked out of his castle.
Is It Possible For a Hopeless Marriage To Turn Around When Christ Is At The Center?
I am asked all the time. “There’s no love left between us,” they say, “and we are tired of working at a loveless marriage. ”That may be how you feel, and I understand that discouragement. I get hundreds of emails with that kind of sentiment, and nearly every marriage goes through times when the love seems to be gone and one or both spouses want to give up. If this is you too, you need to know that you are not alone in this.
God Is Still Working “Miracles” in Marriages!
God is for your marriage! Do you believe that? I mean, really believe that? It is my opinion that we can come to no other conclusion when we read how Jesus responded in Matthew 19 when the Pharisees asked Him if it was lawful for a man to divorce his wife.
Are You Claiming “Self-Defense!” When You React Poorly to Your Spouse?
In May 2017, a man in Arlington, Texas, was jogging when a truck pulled up beside him. A young man climbed out of the truck and approached the jogger, displaying a gun and demanding money. Rather than comply, the jogger drew his own legally carried pistol and fired on the robber, striking him several times in the groin area before he could hobble back into the truck and flee the scene. Later that day police received a tip that led to the apprehension of the wounded robber, who quickly confessed. Police treated the incident as a robbery attempt with self-defense by the jogger, who was not expected to face charges
What Does It Mean to Be a Strong and Independent Christian Wife?
Sadly, there are some who would make the claim that a wife who chooses to show unconditional respect toward her husband cannot also be strong and independent. Instead, they say, respecting her husband according to Ephesians 5:33 requires her to be milk-toast, with no voice of her own, having to comply with any and all notions her husband has, no matter how sinful, all for the sake of not coming across as un-submissive and disrespectful.
Is He Lacking Empathy or Displaying His Complete Faith in Christ?
Eighty-three-old Michelle informed her husband Bill, a man of strong faith in Christ, that she might have ovarian cancer. His immediate response was, “Well, you’ve lived longer than most people have lived.” Stunned, hurt, and angered by his comment, she turned to him and boldly expressed, "Bill, you can do better than that.” He then said, having recognized how that sounded, “I’m so sorry, sweetie, for how that came out. I would be absolutely devastated if you died.”