When Desires for Love and Respect Destroy Your Marriage

| November 2, 2017

By Mark Grant There is a common belief within the Christian community that we have God-given desires like love and respect that are good but can morph into evil desires from our selfish hearts. Is this accurate? Should the statement be unchallenged? Read the rest here.

Martin & Katie Luther’s Scandalous Marriage

| October 31, 2017

“As soon as this former monk married a former nun, people took interest,” says Gabriele Jancke, a historian at Freie University in Berlin. “The moment someone left the cloister, they destroyed themselves, from the Catholic point of view. It was as bad as being divorced.” As Luther’s intellectual fame grew, some of his allies, uncomfortable with […]

Kay: Have we Christians made Marriage too Complicated?

| October 16, 2017

This is an excellent piece, perfect for where our christian community is at right now. There has been far too much binding of the conscience to social spheres, even christian ones, which has undermined Christ sovereignty over our lives including our marriages. Well done Kimberly! It was a late Saturday morning. After a big pot […]

Mercatornet: Jane Austen’s Marriage Challenge

| July 21, 2017

During the last couple of weeks, while Jane Austen fans have been paying tribute to the famous novelist on the 200th anniversary of her death, devotees of a very different type of fiction have been getting their fix of Game of Thrones, Season 7. From all accounts this television series has more dead bodies than a […]

MercatorNet: Millennials are looking for parental guidance on love

| June 14, 2017

A new Harvard study about the dating habits of young adults, ages 18-25, reveals that most Millennials are looking for guidance on how to form loving relationships. The survey, which included over 2,000 young adults, found that about 70% of Millennials described wishing they had received more information from their parents about finding and keeping love. Read the […]

Mercatornet: Fatherhood Affects Poverty

| November 30, 2016

Editor’s Note: We take exception to the author’s suggestion that governments can in part alleviate poverty through job creation and subsidies. Such actions require the impoverishment of others through unlawful taxation. Charity belongs to the church and private individuals not the state. According to the World Bank, in the year 2015 the extreme poverty rate […]

Challies: Beyond 5 Love Languages

| October 5, 2016

“The challenge and joy of love languages is not in demanding someone else learn to speak my language or manipulating them until they learn to do so. It is in learning how to speak other languages, to receive love in new ways. As long as I am satisfied with only the language I prefer, I […]

Unbroken Faith Ministries: A Hopeful Charge in Light of Chief’s Justice Moore’s Removal

| October 1, 2016

With the sanctity of marriage under vicious attack by runaway despots and Chief Justice Moore removed from office in Alabama yesterday, it’s easy to grow discouraged at the state of our land. Yet the Chief’s legal counsel made a statement in his defense that we should take to heart: “The best antidote for unreality is […]

Challies: Marriage vs. Co-Habitation

| September 3, 2016

“Private assurances are terribly easy to break; they evaporate like the morning dew. … But when all my wider family, my friends, my work colleagues, and my neighbors know I have publicly made this pledge, then I am much more inclined to keep it. I do not want them thinking I am a liar. And […]

McDonald: Courtship Questions for Potential Suitors

| August 12, 2016

During our years speaking at various Christian conferences, my husband has received numerous requests from parents for his “famous” courtship questions. However, he has been hesitant to make them available, since it is easy for people to want a formula for courtship. His concern was that families may misunderstand the purpose for the questions and […]

Queen of the Home: Inspiring Women to Their Sacred Calling

| July 15, 2016

In past generations, the role of wife and mother was viewed as a sacred calling. The committed homemaker was seen as strong, capable, intelligent, and irreplaceable. She was regarded not only as a crucial part of the home, but as a foundational bulwark of society. She was considered worthy of great honor, appreciation, and respect. […]

What does a healthy marriage look like?

| May 2, 2016

Worldmag: Upside-down Headship

| February 22, 2016

I know a woman who married for complex reasons: Her sordid past made her fearful and distrustful—of herself most of all. She met a man who was strong and committed to the faith she had recently discovered. A godsend! Or that’s what she told herself, even when she questioned some of his demands. But perhaps […]

Love Letters: Mercy Doddridge to her husband

| February 5, 2016

  The Christian Lover: The Sweetness of Love and Marriage in the Letters of Believers Marriage is under siege in our time, and Christian unions are not going unscathed. Dr. Michael A. G. Haykin believes that love letters written by Christian husbands and wives of the past can help strengthen the ties that bind believing […]

Desiring God: Romantic Love is a Wonderful gift and a Terrible God

| February 5, 2016

  The lie says: If you find romantic love, then your life will be safe and fulfilling. So much so that marriage becomes a type of salvation, and romantic love takes on almost redemptive expectations. So what would you say to Christians, either singles or newlyweds, who are in danger of losing awe in God […]