5 Things People Think About Marriage and Growing Up That Are Wrong

| July 18, 2014

The following are actual statements I’ve read or heard in just the last few weeks about marriage and life, and I assume many people believe them. And because the way a culture thinks about marriage greatly influences said culture, we need to be thinking rightly about it and helping others do the same. Especially our […]

CA Governor Bans the Words ‘Husband’ and ‘Wife’ In Marriage

| July 15, 2014

In the state of California, heterosexual married couples can no longer be referred to as husbands and wives. Democrat Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that not only redefines marriage, but eliminates any reference to husband and wife, replacing each with the generic term of spouse. Read the rest here Have you […]

The Marriage Vow

| July 1, 2014

In an age when the divorce rate among Christians differs in no respect from that of unbeliever, to the shame of the church, we seem to have forgotten what a vow is. A few years ago, I had the privilege of seeing what it means to an older generation to promise “For better or for […]

Michelle Duggar’s Marriage Advice for Newlyweds

| June 27, 2014

Question from a “19 Kids and Counting” fan: What advice will you give Jill as a newlywed wife to keep in mind throughout her marriage? Find out what Michelle Duggar has to say about being available, disagreements, and marriage advice. Read the rest here. Have you found Beautiful Womanhood helpful? Please consider supporting our efforts. Any purchase made through […]

Is Surrogate Pregnancy Another Form of Human Trafficking?

| June 25, 2014

A recent People magazine story reported on a “paralyzed bride” whose college friend offered to be her pregnancy surrogate. Rachelle Friedman’s neck had been broken at her bachelorette party when one of her bridesmaids playfully pushed her. Fast forward a few years later, and Friedman and her husband Chris Chapman anxiously await the birth of their first […]

Marrying before 30 ain’t all that bad

| June 23, 2014

It’s funny – with most things these days, we want it immediately. That new movie that’s out, Facebook notifications, those clothes we bought online. The only thing we seem happy to wait for is marriage, as made clear by a recent article titled “5 Good Reasons Why You Should Wait Until You’re 30 to Get […]

We Don’t Get Marriage (And That Makes Us Say Dumb Stuff)

| June 21, 2014

As I enter that time in life where my children grow into adults and my friends’ children do the same, marriage is a hot topic. And our grown-up kids are bombarded with unsolicited advice: “Don’t get married unless you’re ready.” “Don’t get married too young.” “Don’t get married too old.” “Don’t get married and have […]

Courtdate: A Generation of Courtship Culture on Trial

| June 18, 2014

In the 1980s, many parents were appalled at the heartbreak and devastation of a culture that had lost its biblical moorings. The abuse of sex and drugs and education were creating a living hell. Adults who were saved out of this environment decided that they wanted to make climate change a reality. Their fierce and […]

One way to end violence against women? Married dads.

| June 12, 2014

The dramatic social media response to the UC-Santa Barbara shooting, captured by the hashtag #YesAllWomen, underlined an important and unpleasant truth: across the United States, millions of girls and women have been abused, assaulted, or raped by men, and even more females fear that they will be subject to such an attack. As Sarah Kliff wrote in Vox: a “national […]

Flirting with Sexual Sin

| June 6, 2014

Tonight, my Beloved showed me a video she found online called the Evolution of Beauty(see video below). It begins with a plain-looking young lady with no makeup sitting down at a mirror. Then time speeds up as make-up artists and hair-stylists work their “magic” for what seems like hours: painting her face, highlighting her eyes, concealing […]

What I’ve Learned in Twenty Years of Marriage

| May 28, 2014

Twenty years ago today, I was waiting in a hallway right next to the baptistery where I was immersed a decade before. Within a few moments, I stood in front of my home church to greet my bride, Maria Hanna, and to pledge to her before God and those witnesses my love and my life. […]

Reexamining the Patriarchal Vision

| May 26, 2014

By Israel Wayne  I was recently approached by a mother at a homeschooling convention who heard me speak to the teens on the topic of “Waiting for True Love.” She brought her 11-yr-old daughter up to me and said, “Mr. Wayne, can you please tell my daughter why, when she turns 18, that she needs not […]

10 Things You Won’t Find In A Godly Marriage

| May 16, 2014

From the Time Warp Wife Could you stand up in a room and say, without embarrassment, “We’re not perfect but even so, I encourage you to follow our example in marriage?” A godly couple can say this because of what’s missing from their marriage (and because of what’s there, but that’s another article). Sometimes it’s […]

My Wife Has Tattoos: Marriage, New Birth, and the Gospel

| April 26, 2014

Today is the day of my wedding.  And I am not marrying the girl of my dreams. If you would have told me when I was a teenager that my wife would have seven tattoo’s, a history in drugs, alcohol, and attending heavy metal concerts I would have laughed at you, given you one of […]

Till Conscious Uncoupling Do Us Part

| April 3, 2014

The twitter universe was abuzz when actress Gwyneth Paltrow announced on her digital media website GOOP, that after 11 years of marriage, she and her husband, Coldplay front-man Chris Martin, were “consciously uncoupling.” #consciousuncoupling  . . . Say what?  Everyone else calls it a separation, split, break-up, or divorce. But Paltrow, known as somewhat of a lifestyle guru, thinks those […]