Missions Are Not Just Overseas

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By contributing writer, Jane I've always had a heart for missions. I used to dream of moving to India or Asia and spreading the Gospel of Jesus to souls in need of Him. But long story short, life took over, and traveling overseas has yet to happen. Maybe it will someday, but in my current season of life, I feel a million miles away (literally and figuratively) from international Continue Reading

Be a Helper, Not a Manipulator

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Too often my motives in bringing ideas to my husband haven't been pure. Manipulation comes easily to me. My flesh errs on the side of doing what it takes to get what I want. I'm tenacious and meticulous in playing my cards right, and this is bad. This is sin. This is a temptation that I am constantly on guard against. By God's grace, I'm aware of my temptation to manipulate and can go to Continue Reading

Gentle Guidance – A Helper Fit for Him

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By contributing writer, Mark It's hard to know where to start when it comes to this topic, as there is such a large continuum of stances on the roles of men and women in marriage, and even amongst the readers of this post there will be people all over the board. No matter where you stand, I believe for many of you, knowing how to bring things like the desire for family worship to a husband Continue Reading

The Character of a Christian Man Matters

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By contributing writer, Mark This one's for the men. Leigh Ann wrote to the women yesterday. While I realize that I am writing this on a blog pretty much exclusively for women, I am writing this post in the hopes that it will be shared with the men in your life. Ladies, this isn't going to put anyone straight or fix those pesky little habits of your men, but it will bring encouragement to Continue Reading

Living the Gospel at Home Starts with Your Marriage

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The first five years of our marriage revolved around getting my husband to see things my way, wondering why his Bible never cracked open in the wee hours of the morning like mine always did, helping him see all the areas he failed, and fighting the urge to just take over the staff of the family. Of course, there were times of encouragement, growth, and listening on my part, but the gentle Continue Reading

Stop Focusing on Your Marriage

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This post is written by contributing writer, Mary Beth from New Life Steward. "Stop Focusing on Your Marriage." The first time I heard that statement, I was sitting in a relatively new small group in a friend's living room. We just started a new study on marriage and during the video segment, the speaker told us to stop focusing on our marriage. Immediately I was defensive. I am a marriage Continue Reading

Love Him Well

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This post is written by contributing writer, Jen from This Gal's Journey. The days of a mother are chock full of all kinds of things. We are responsible for providing for every one of our children's needs. We are tasked with training them in all things; to become responsible members of society, to love God, and walk with Him daily. It's a full.time.job, to say the very least. And Continue Reading

Your Role in Marriage – 3 Characteristics You Need to Own

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Perhaps you read this title and think..."I know this!" Go ahead, take a moment and think of a few things you believe to be utterly crucial in your relationship with your spouse. You may find that some of your answers line up with mine, but they may be out of order. Just as we often get our priorities with our families out of whack, we let our priorities in our marriage get a bit out of order, Continue Reading

A Vow I Never Regretted Making

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How kind of God to have given us the opportunity to celebrate this day, may he be forever praised for his kindness. These were the words ringing through the ears of all who attended that much anticipated day of celebration. After months of preparation, the day had finally come to meet the man of my prayers at the alter of grace. The union of husband and wife in heart, body, and mind in marriage Continue Reading

Does Your Marriage Function as a Contract or a Covenant?

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This post is written by contributing writer, Brenda from Triple Braided. This past May the state I live in, North Carolina, not only saw on the ballot a list of candidates running in the primary election, but also saw on the ballot Amendment 1. The amendment that made "the only domestic legal union in North Carolina as a marriage between one man and one woman." As you can imagine the Continue Reading