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 […]

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 […]

Four Lessons from Solomon’s Song

| February 9, 2015

In our culture, February means roses, chocolates, and all the traditional symbols of romantic love. After nearly five years of marriage to my wonderful husband, I have enjoyed receiving love letters, holding hands over candlelit dinners, and taking nighttime walks under the stars with my sweetheart. However, I have also learned that there is more […]

Cuddling Babies: Hospital Volunteers Show the Power of Human Touch

| March 15, 2014

It’s true! Whether in a difficult situation as is illustrated in the story or in the constant care of day-to-day life of a stay at home mother, babies need to be cuddled.

The Enduring Appeal of Marriage

| February 25, 2014

I went to a wedding recently. The bride was aglow with joy as she walked down the isle. The groom waited for her by the altar rale with an anxious anticipation of someone he desired very much. They wanted to bind themselves together by a thousand turns of an unbreakable rope. They wanted to leap […]

Simple things make a happy marriage

| February 18, 2014

The News Story – Want a happy marriage? Say ‘I love you’ ten times a week A recent survey of 1,000 Americans on what makes for a happy marriage yielded some fairly predictable results. Couples said that spending quality time together was key, as was “being able to have fun and having three shared interests and […]