“I Married the Wrong Person”

When your spouse fails to meet your expectations, you begin to question if you married the wrong person. Many people claim that is the problem with their marriage.  If they could go back and press rewind, if they knew back then what they know now, they would have made different decisions.  Due to rising conflict in …

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14 Questions You Shouldn’t Ask Adoptive Families

As an adoptive family, we have more random stories of interactions with strangers than we care to count.  For whatever reason, close associates or random passerbys feel inclined to make conversation regarding your family when they realize a child is adopted. In our situation, it is very obvious that we are an adoptive family, and …

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Marriage & Passwords

With the rise of social media and the barrage of technological connectivity, marriages can become endangered if proper precautions are not in place.  Operating from numerous devices and connecting through various mediums, we are able to connect with people in a host of ways.  The ability to have pseudo-community with other people is at an …

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What Is the Family Altar?

In a time when few families watch TV together, eat a meal together, or share a Saturday playing together, the thought of worshiping together seems like a far-fetched goal. Our culture bombards us with the notion that children need to be independent and have room to develop on their own. Children use the overstated line …

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Don’t Go Broke This Christmas

Welcome to Christmas.  Tis the season to be broke. In the midst of the holiday pressures, I wanted to make sure that you don’t start the upcoming year in a bad, indebted way.  Here are some financial tips to survive the Christmas season: Make a Christmas budget.  Here’s how we do it.  We establish how …

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10 Bible Verses on the Exclusivity of Jesus

One of the best ways to abide with Christ is to memorize key passages on critical topics. One common question that people ask: “Is Jesus the only way?”  Let’s hear what the Bible says about that. Here are 10 verses that speak to the exclusivity of Jesus. John 14:6 – Jesus said to him, “I am …

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Protecting Your Marriage from Your Parents

Many marriages struggle due to dealing with extended families.  One common issue for many couples is how for adults to interact with their adult parents. Regarding your parents, there are two equal marital dangers: dishonoring abandonment or reluctant detachment.    Even while it seems difficult to obtain, there is a healthy balance.  When you start …

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Jesus Got Overwhelmed Too

On the night before His crucifixion, Jesus admitted that He was enduring a level of overwhelming agony. So, apparently, it isn’t sinful to feel anxious, but we must respond to that feeling in a God-honoring way.

Couple’s Fight Rule #5: Never Play Out-of-Bounds

In my series on healthy fight rules for couples (you can see all of them here), I have finally come to the last one for now: Couple’s Fight Rule #5: Never Play Out of Bounds What I mean by this is that each couple is unique and each person in that couple is unique. There …

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