All posts tagged marriage

One Key to an Irresistible Marriage

Recently, a young couple emailed me and asked an insightful question about their relationship. Several years into their marriage, they are discovering how “opposite” they really are in many areas. And that realization scared them. They asked if this discovery should worry them, or if all couples experience this. It occurred to me that most…

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Five Lies That Will Wreck Your Marriage

“Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it…” (Song of Solomon 8:6-7) This…

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How We Keep Our Marriage Fresh

When Dana and I were engaged, there was one thing we dreaded—someday becoming one of those married couples that appear to barely tolerate each other. You know—those couples who never even hold hands or exude joy in being together. We vowed to each other that we would do everything within our power to resist the…

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The Forgotten Side of Submission

Not long ago, my wife and I were faced with a really difficult decision. We were faced with two very important schedule conflicts and there was no way we could fulfill both. For several days we worked the situation over in our minds and in talking together. No matter what we chose, something very important…

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Making Marriage a Priority

A month ago, Dana and I crossed our 20-year anniversary together. With the busyness of the Christmas season, we waited until this past week to get some time away. The Lord allowed us to spend five days on the central California coast (an area we haven’t visited much in the last decade). I had forgotten…

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Why I’m Thankful for a Godly Wife

On Her Birthday, I Say, “Thank You!” Today is my wife’s birthday, so in honor of her, I want to share a few things that I really love in her. As we near our 20th wedding anniversary, I can’t believe how much more I love her today than I ever thought possible. This is a…

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