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Talk with Your Spouse

Talk with Your Spouse

[206 words] Over the years, I have been approached by several couples who were having marital problems. Here are two people who have promised to honor and sacrifice for each other for the rest of their lives. And now, their marriage is on the rocks. Often, the major...

To The End

To The End

[471 words] I was looking at a display in a Civil War Museum when I noticed an old letter. A Confederate soldier wrote the letter to his wife in August 1864. He mentioned some interesting things about the war and the times, but what really impressed me was how he...

A Home Ruled by God

A Home Ruled by God

[191 words] A home ruled by God is a place where we develop a heart that will help the poor, weak, and unfortunate people around you. God expects us to reach out to the weak. “We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please...

The GIFT of a Great Relationship

The GIFT of a Great Relationship

[388 words] We just love getting gifts, don’t we? How wonderful it is having someone think of us and spend time and resources to get us something special. It lets us know that we are loved. And, of course, we should be most thankful for the love and gift God has given...

Making Marriage Great

Making Marriage Great

[464 words] Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher hold the record for the longest marriage in American history: 86 years, 290 days. When asked to explain their secret, Zelmyra said, “There is no secret. It’s God who has kept us together.” She was not implying that marriage was...

Wedding Vows Are to Be Honored

Wedding Vows Are to Be Honored

[357 words] “Do you take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife…through sickness and health, until death do you part?” “I do.” “Do you take this man…until death do you part?” “I do.” “Before God and these witnesses, I now pronounce you man and wife.” Of course,...

Planting a Red Flag

Planting a Red Flag

[375 words] A red flag is a warning signal. Thus, "to plant a red flag," has become a figure of speech meaning to give a warning. In this article, I would like to "plant a red flag" in all our minds on the subject of marriage, divorce, and remarriage. I realize that...

A Marriage to Consider

A Marriage to Consider

[455 words] Marriages in the Bible were like marriages today. Some were better than others and some were worse, but all of them had their ups and downs. We can relate to their joys and struggles and learn from these old stories. Consider the marriage of Isaac and...

My Wife

My Wife

[141 words] My wife, sweet wife, my angel fair,My daily source of joy and power;Through day and night you're always there,In both the bleak and cheerful hour.Through the years, and times of gladness,We've walked together, arm in arm;In the times of tears and...

Abide in the Same Calling

Abide in the Same Calling

[621 words] Do the best you can in whatever circumstance you face. Your situation in life is never completely ideal. Make the most of it regardless of the obstacles. There are some circumstances you can change, there are some you cannot. But you can live the Christian...

A Marriage to Consider

The Three R’s of a Great Marriage

[513 words] June is definitely the month for weddings, and this past June I presided over two weddings and attended another one. Weddings are stressful, but exciting times. It’s very moving to witness the joining of the lives of a man and a woman in holy matrimony. It...

Time is of the Essence

Time is of the Essence

[374 words] Time. We all have a limited amount of it. We all know this, but we ignore it and waste time anyway. We are so selfish with time, not willing to share it or give it others. Time is of the essence is a legal term used in contracts to emphasize the necessity...

Making Marriage Great

No Confusion on Marriage

[418 words] In my work as a minister I have had several opportunities to conduct weddings. There was never any confusion as to which person was the "bride" in contrast to the "bridegroom." The woman was always the bride. The man was always the bridegroom. Each and...

Marital Blessings

Marital Blessings

  [258 words] Blessed are the husband and wife who continue to be affectionate, considerate, and loving after the wedding bells have ceased ringing (Ephesians 5:23–25).  Blessed are the husband and wife who are as polite and courteous to one another as they are...

Planting a Red Flag

Is Your Marriage Lawful?

  [255 words] Marriage is a beautiful God-ordained union between men and women (Gen. 2:18,23,24). In marriage, there is a solemn vow to maintain faithfulness to one another until death. For this reason, it should never be entered haphazardly (Rom. 7:2; Mat....

Abide in the Same Calling

Dying Wedding Vows

[373 words] Remember when "honor and obey" was a standard part of wedding vows? Then, the feminist movement said, "No way will I vow to obey my husband!" Today, you rarely hear a couple using this worthy vow to recognize and accept the roles and relationships God...

Questions on Weddings, Dowries and Divorces

Is Your Marriage Lawful?

Marriage is a beautiful God-ordained union between men and women (Gen. 2:18,23,24). In marriage, there is a solemn vow to maintain faithfulness to one another until death. For this reason, it should never be entered haphazardly (Rom. 7:2; Mat. 19:6). Since God is the...

Making Marriage Great

God’s View of Marriage

Many educators are teaching young people that to experiment with premarital sex is good, live-in arrangements are OK, and divorce is fine! The result? Our nation is wallowing in a moral abyss of broken homes, children tossed to and fro, and shattered lives by the...

Relationships Are Like Old Barns

Relationships Are Like Old Barns

[306 words] Not too long ago I read the story of a farmer who was just devastated over the fact that his barn's roof fell in. Someone asked the farmer, "what happened?" The farmer told the one asking the question that the roof had been leaking so long that the timbers...

How to Have a Great Marriage

How to Have a Great Marriage

[211 words] Your marriage does not have to be just good. It can be great! What separates good marriages from great ones? Give God His place in your marriage. Remember that Solomon said, “A threefold cord is not quickly broken” (Ecclesiastes 4:12). Couples who strive...

Two Are Better Than One

Two Are Better Than One

[139 words] Everyone knows that holding hands with your spouse is romantic. But did you know it could be therapeutic? Neuroscientists at the University of Virginia found that married women under extreme stress who reach out and hold their husbands’ hands feel...

How to Have a Great Marriage

Is Your Marriage Lawful?

Marriage is a beautiful God-ordained union between men and women (Gen. 2:18,23,24). In marriage, there is a solemn vow to maintain faithfulness to one another until death. For this reason, it should never be entered haphazardly (Rom. 7:2; Mat. 19:6). Since God is the...

Dying Wedding Vows

Remember when “honor and obey" was a standard part of wedding vows? Then, the feminist movement said, “No way will I vow to obey my husband!" Today, you rarely hear a couple using this worthy vow to recognize and accept the roles and relationships God established in...

Fifty Shades of Betrayal

Fifty Shades of Betrayal

[392 words] The latest “Hollywood buzz” has been for the movie “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the film version of the pornographic novel series of the same name. Despite its upcoming “Valentine’s Day” release, “Fifty Shades of Grey” is anything but a tender romance. The...