Marital Intimacy Is More Than Sex
Five Ways to Connect with Your Spouse
Mar 2, 2016
There are at least five different types of intimacy. When we keep all five functioning, we have marriages that feel profoundly connected.
Are Christians Too Intentional in Dating?
Counsel for New Relationships
Mar 23, 2017
How should Christians begin a new relationship? One counselor shares two common problems he sees in the early days of dating.
Happily Ever After
Finding Grace in the Messes of Marriage
Jan 24, 2017
These short devotionals by John Piper, Francis Chan, and others are designed to shape, challenge, and inspire your own vision of marriage and God.
Five Ways to Go from Head Knowledge to Heart Application
Sep 16, 2015
How do we go from the instruction of the Scriptures to personal affirmation? How do we go from head knowledge to heart application? Here are five ways.
Die to Yourself Without Losing Yourself
May 31, 2017
God gives us grounds for real boundaries in our relationships. Be ready to sacrifice, but also be ready to say, “No.”
Four Steps to Rebuild Trust
Feb 13, 2018
Trust is essential for any healthy relationship. But trust is also tricky, especially in the wake of betrayal. How can we work to recover lost trust?
A Recipe for Repentance
Mar 19, 2016
Repentance is a key part of the Christian life, but real repentance can be elusive. Here are six aspects of genuine turning from sin to Christ.
Where to Bring Your Broken Heart
Aug 12, 2017
Satan will use your grief to isolate you from God, but God means to draw you even closer through your pain.
The Perfect Spouse Will Not Complete You
Jul 23, 2016
How do we as Christians evaluate our desire for a good spouse? And when it comes to a plan for evaluating relationships, how do we know if we’re in a healthy one?
Waiting to Be Led
Four Steps for Discouraged Wives
Jun 5, 2021
Some women are eager to be led by a husband who doesn’t seem eager to lead. What can a wife do to encourage her husband to act like the head of their home?
Five Ways to Fight It
Dec 28, 2015
Conflict doesn’t always have to do damage. In fact, it is possible to have conflict with a person and to feel closer to them in the wake of it.
Pride Is Your Greatest Problem
Jul 29, 2015
Christ’s call to us is to live in a way that evidences a similar service and thereby demarcates us as those whose citizenship is in heaven, not the world. In this way, Christ redeems our service.
Is God the Center of Your Marriage?
Aug 27, 2016
The fellowship of the Spirit, the sovereignty of the Father, and the service of the Son make marriage securely God-centered.
How to Help the Suicidal
Jun 22, 2016
Fewer topics provoke more fear and trembling than suicide. But we cannot let our fear and sadness over a dark and difficult issue keep us from moving toward someone in need.
Lord, Help Me Endure One More Day
Feb 6, 2019
Satan uses suffering to get us alone, focused on self, and forgetful of our God. God uses suffering to produce character, endurance, and hope.
How (Other) People Change
Walking with Loved Ones Through Five Stages
Oct 12, 2017
“Am I helping or enabling?” These five stages of change will help you love wandering loved ones well.
How to Evangelize Professing Believers
May 23, 2016
How can we share the true gospel with those who claim to be for Christ and yet have lives that plainly don’t bear the fruit?
Jesus Will Lead You Through the Valley
How to Love a Depressed Wife
Apr 4, 2017
Living with a depressed wife can drain your hope, but you can take heart because Jesus walks with you.
Nine Words for Every Marriage
May 16, 2018
A healthy marriage does not depend on the absence of conflict, but on the ability to genuinely ask for forgiveness, and genuinely grant it.
Take Action Against Adultery
Three Steps to Avoiding It
Feb 2, 2016
Don’t be deceived. Putting a ring on your finger does little to restrain the rebellion that is in your heart.
Are Your Relational Problems Inherited?
Three Common Family-of-Origin Issues
Jun 28, 2017
The flaws in your family’s past never outweigh the grace God can give you going forward.
Sister, Friend, or Threat?
How Men and Women Relate in the Church
Jul 25, 2020
In male-female relationships in the church, how can we treat one another with familial warmth without swinging open wide the door to temptation?
A Cure for the Common Cold Feet
Addressing Our Fear of Committment
May 9, 2016
How do we know when apprehensions about marriage should be taken seriously? We should look to those who know you, your betrothed, your relationship, marriage, and Jesus.
Men, Intimacy Begins with Good Listening
Feb 27, 2017
How is emotional intimacy sustained and kindled? Good communication. More importantly, good listening, and good listening takes hard work.
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