6 Prayers to Support Your Husband
January 29th, 2015

6 Prayers to Support Your Husband

Sarah Ortiz

Being married can be wonderful. You have a built-in best friend and automatic date for your office party. You can build a life and home together. You deal with his dirty socks, and he deals with your mess of makeup. But sometimes marriage feels much harder than ...

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6 Bible Verses for When You’re Wanting to Marry
January 23rd, 2015

6 Bible Verses for When You’re Wanting to Marry

Sarah Ortiz

Being single is awesome. You have lots of time for friends. You can travel on a moment’s notice. That pair of shoes you can’t resist? Get ‘em. Want chocolate cake for dinner? Do it. You can eat whenever and whatever you want. You can do so much for God, ...

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4 Challenges in My First Year of Marriage
September 23rd, 2014

4 Challenges in My First Year of Marriage

Caitlin Emas

My husband and I have been married for a little over a year, and it has been one of the best times of my life—and one of the most challenging. On our wedding day, we heard many Scripture verses extolling the virtues of love and patience. But living ...

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Praying Together, Staying Together
August 19th, 2014

Praying Together, Staying Together

Caitlin Emas

Praying with my husband is a humbling, vulnerable act that has comforted us in times of trouble, encouraged us in times of doubt and empowered us in times of weakness. We have prayed anthems of praise and laments of sadness together, prayers of triumph and prayers of defeat. ...

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Fighting Cancer with Faith
August 14th, 2014

Fighting Cancer with Faith

Maria Wolf

Mara and Mike had big plans for their future and for their children. They moved from the inner city and bought a small townhouse in the suburbs of Virginia. Mike secured a solid-paying job, the family found a loving church community, and the kids were happy in their ...

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How the Bible Helped me Date Well
August 1st, 2014

How the Bible Helped me Date Well

Laura Barberides

Dating is hard. Recognizing whom you’ve found and when you’ve found him can be confusing. It also brings all sorts of doubt: Do I like this person? Do I love this person? Where is this relationship going? Where do I want it to go? When my ...

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6 Tips for Christians Preparing for Marriage
June 24th, 2014

6 Tips for Christians Preparing for Marriage

Lisa Goetz

Summertime traditionally is wedding season in the U.S., and preparing for the big day often takes a lot of time, coordination and money. However, after the vows are exchanged and party is over the real work begins. Jackson Crum, Lead Teaching Pastor at Park Community Church in Chicago, ...

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Are Marriage and Family a Woman’s Highest Calling?
June 5th, 2014

Are Marriage and Family a Woman’s Highest Calling?

Maria Wolf

Does every woman in the church need to be married withchildren in order to lead a happy, fulfilling life? Certainly not. But many single women may feel pressure to comply with whatthe church often upholds as an ideal state of womanhood. Kate Wallace is a single ...

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