Marriage

When a Spouse Says They’ll Change For You (Remember This)
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When a Spouse Says They’ll Change For You (Remember This)

If a partner says they will change specifically for you, run. Or at least, don’t believe them. Watch. Wait. But don’t be taken. People who promise to change for reasons outside of themselves are not reliable sources of information. (Whether they realize it or not.) Lasting change is not something we do solely for others….

Is Wife-only Submission God’s Unknown Will? 
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Is Wife-only Submission God’s Unknown Will? 

Is wife-only submission a part of God’s unknown?  Some people believe it is. A while back, a reader left a comment under a blog post, saying that “husband leadership” and wife-only submission are part of God’s “upside-down Kingdom.”1  Sometimes, Christians use expressions like “God’s upside-down Kingdom” or “God’s mysterious ways” to explain, define and even…

The Uncomfortable Truth About Men Who Dominate and Exploit (Hint, They Ruin Their Relationships)
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The Uncomfortable Truth About Men Who Dominate and Exploit (Hint, They Ruin Their Relationships)

Is it common for wives to mistreat their husbands as they grow older? I’ll let that marinate for a second… Recently, I watched a clip where a male speaker discussed wives mistreating their husbands in old age.1   I won’t link to the video here2, but the point he seemed to be making, at least in that…

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?
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Does the Bible Tell Husbands to Submit to Their Wives?

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…