Marriage

What Does It Mean To Be Intentional In Your Marriage? (Clarity For Wives)
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What Does It Mean To Be Intentional In Your Marriage? (Clarity For Wives)

What does it mean to be intentional in your marriage? He said I was a snob. We were on our first date. Well, “two church friends chatting over tea and fries” as our missionary fundamentalist church didn’t allow dating. The friendship didn’t last, but the idea that to be clear-eyed = snobbish did. And although…

Does the Bible Tell Husbands to Submit to Their Wives? Plus an Update on Dallas Jenkins
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Does the Bible Tell Husbands to Submit to Their Wives? Plus an Update on Dallas Jenkins

Should husbands submit to their wives? I recently shared reasons why some women no longer believe in the idea of wife-only submission. Wife-only submission is a relationship dynamic where the husband does not submit to his wife but instead “takes on a leadership role” but the wife submits to the husband. The post resonated with…

Does He Know He’s Hurting Me? (Clarity for Wives)
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Does He Know He’s Hurting Me? (Clarity for Wives)

What if my husband doesn’t know he’s hurting me? “Some men grow up in dysfunction. Their inner world is so up-side down they don’t know how “healthy” looks like. What if my husband is just repeating behavior he witnessed growing up? What if he doesn’t know?” Women in hurting marriages sometimes struggle with these questions….

It’s Here! My New Book Courage: Reflection and Liberation for Hurting Soul is Now Available!
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It’s Here! My New Book Courage: Reflection and Liberation for Hurting Soul is Now Available!

Sometimes, the problem in Christian marriages is that one person is encouraged to have a “team mindset” while the other is allowed to carry along, unconfronted about their self-centeredness. Sometimes, the problem is that one partner absorbs all the responsibilities of relating while the other “enjoys” the benefits. The gap between what happens to us…

Why Christians in Safe, Healthy Marriages Might Just Be Lucky
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Why Christians in Safe, Healthy Marriages Might Just Be Lucky

Are Christians in healthy marriages just lucky? How do two people following the same “courtship” path end up with different outcomes? How does one person end up in a safe, respectful, committed union while the other ends up in a wounding, betraying, abandoning relationship? If faith doesn’t secure safety and long-term commitment, how should Christians…