Christian marriage

How Hard is Marriage? Sanity-Saving Tips For Wives
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How Hard is Marriage? Sanity-Saving Tips For Wives

“Marriage is hard” is how some spouses avoid taking individual responsibility in marriage. When I was newly married, I thought all problems between a couple were something both people needed to work on: All issues were solvable. Even where one person was at fault, I was taught that prayer, patience, and better instruction would fix…

God and Divorce – A Brief Exploration of Malachi 2:16 and Matthew 19:9
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God and Divorce – A Brief Exploration of Malachi 2:16 and Matthew 19:9

A few weeks ago, I was interviewed on a podcast where we discussed, among other things, divorce and what the Bible has to say. Bible verses like Malachi 2:16 and Matthew 19:9 have been interpreted in ways that make it difficult for people in unsafe situations to find safety and for those in healthy marriages…

31 Lies Women Are Taught About Marriage 
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31 Lies Women Are Taught About Marriage 

A couple of weeks back, I asked women about the biggest lies they had been taught or believed about marriage. So many responded and shared how those beliefs influenced their self-perceptions and relationships. What struck me was how so many could relate to other people’s experiences/beliefs. When some Christians say, “It’s not that bad,” I wish they…

Dear Conservative Christians, Maybe The World Isn’t Trying to Emasculate Men 
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Dear Conservative Christians, Maybe The World Isn’t Trying to Emasculate Men 

A week ago, Harrison Butker, the kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, made headlines for a speech he delivered at Benedictine College, a private Catholic university in Kansas. In his 20-minute speech, the 28-year-old weighed in on different issues. It is his message to the graduating women that I want to address. I re-shared a short clip on my Facebook page….

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…