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10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Wife

Marriage can be a beautiful thing and certainly something to be enjoyed. If you find a godly spouse, indeed, you find a good thing. But no relationship is perfect and sometimes your spouse will say something that gets on your nerves; weve all been there if married very long at all!This ones for the husbands;... Read more

10 Things to Never Say to Your Spouse under Stress

My husband and I just celebrated our fourteenth anniversary. Compared to many marriages, our union is still a mere teenager.Yet, in our time together, we have sustained times of grief, sickness, job loss, wear and tear of household appliances, buying and selling of houses, and the raising of two kids. I can honestly say, we... Read more

How to Discover True Friendship as a Woman

This last and final suggestion may be the most difficult one to take. I say this as someone who has taken many risks in developing meaningful friendships. Sometimes when we reach out to another woman there is a potential that we might experience rejection.It does not feel good and we may naively assume that it... Read more

5 Ways Most People Deny Their Anger Issues

When a healthy person enters a dysfunctional environment, the abuser often begins to feel threatened. Theyve likely spent a lifetime controlling others through manipulation and anger. They may not know another way to relate. They may, in fact, have grown up in a family much like the one theyve created. To their thinking, there are... Read more

The Best Way White Christians Can Respond to Racial Tensions

As white Christians, we need to spend time learning about the issues. We need to seek out black authors, pastors, theologians, activists, community leaders and speakers. We need to read their work, listen to their sermons, hear their grievances.We cant continue to stay in our own little world, watching our preferred news outlet, reading our... Read more

4 Questions Christians are Afraid to Ask Other Christians

My husband loves to ask other Christians, What are you reading in the Bible? It seems like a reasonable question, but time and time again I have seen other Christians react to this with discomfort. Im not sure if they feel judged, or caught if they arent reading anything, or just generally surprised that someone... Read more

How to Care for Your Spouse’s Heart in These Stressful Times

Deep, lasting stress makes a mark on a marriage. Lifes troubles either wound and divide us, or they pull us together as a couple. How can a husband and wife encourage one another? Why does stress create friction and distance between us? How do we solve problems as a team? Can our faith make a... Read more

Practical Ways to Heal from a Fathers Rejection

7. Choose Joy In this life, no one is exempt from experiencing pain. Sometimes the pain we experience deceives us into thinking that our pain is much worse than that of another. Whereas this may be true, we must accept the reality that God has allowed the pain we experience in our lives for a... Read more

When God Says “I Desire Mercy, Not Sacrifice”

I cant even imagine the uproar this would have caused among the people! They would have been floored by such a proclamation. The religious elite would have been outraged. This statement went against so much of what their culture deemed acceptable.But why was this so revolutionary? What did Jesus even mean when he said, I... Read more

How to Be the Bridge : Practical Steps to Racial Reconciliation

Racial reconciliation has been a hot topic in recent years, not just in Christian circles. The phrase itself may evoke a range of emotions in people, but at its heart the practice of racial reconciliation is complicated, messy and uncomfortable. Latasha Morrison has jumped headfirst into the messiness of this mission, wading through the hard... Read more

10 Ways to Let Go of a Toxic Relationship

Even as painful as toxic relationships can be, they can be even more painful to let go of. Here are 10 ways to invite God's healing into your life. Angrily, I set out alone at midnight to retrieve my car on foot. A major thunderstorm was brewing, but I was so mad I didnt care.... Read more

10 Differences between a Nice Guy and a Good Man

It always amazes methe toxic pull a bad boy image has on the hearts of women, especially on the young and naive. But as we mature, we should recognize the danger of being drawn to this type of personality. We see what once looked like the promise of a passionate love affair quickly degrades into... Read more

6 Reasons Socializing Is Critical for Mental Health

The speck in another persons eye is glaringly obvious when we never see ourselves through the eyes of others. We speak harshly about people who are different from us, forgetting how we appeared to God before Christ saved us.Now we stand before the throne of God, washed clean by the blood of the lamb, and... Read more

10 Beautiful Truths God Has for the Lonely Woman

The great irony of loneliness is that so many of us feel alone! And although some of us require solitude to recharge, it’s important that we not linger in isolation. I wonder, how many lonely women among us have unintentionally isolated themselves from the community God has put around them? As you read that, did... Read more

6 Questions to Ask your Aging Parent Who Doesnt Know God

My father passed away recently. Unfortunately, we were estranged most of my adult life, which made our last days together even sadder. With God's grace, our relationship mended before he passed, but his departure was bittersweet. We were talking but we both knew the time was short. There was so much to say, and there... Read more

8 Things to Expect from Married Life as a Christian

1. Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24 ESV2. Enjoy life with the wife whom you love. Ecclesiastes 9:9 ESV3. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. Ephesians 5:25 ESV 4. Wives, submit to your own... Read more

17 Bible Verses about Confrontation

When God met with Adam and Eve after they sinned, that was God confronting man (Genesis 3:8-11).When Peter and Paul were in a heated debate over whether Jews should eat with Gentiles (Galatians 2), Paul used this confrontation to reassert a very important pointthere is neither Jew nor Greek in Christ; we are all one.... Read more

Am I Responsible for my Husbands Happiness?

Susan Aken iBelieve Contributing Writer As a newlywed, I was a bit obsessed with keeping my husband happy. To the point that I often denied my own feelings.Husband: Are you okay? Me: Im fine.Husband: Anything wrong? Me: Nope, all is good.Meanwhile, inside, I would be struggling with anger or hurt. My motto which I adopted... Read more

Marriage in Heaven – Will I Still Be Married to My Spouse?

Will my spouse and I still be married in heaven? What if I've been remarried--how will that work in heaven? Although Scripture can be a bit enigmatic about the nature of heaven, Jesus does make one thing clear in the Gospel of Luke: even if we marry on this earth to an earthly spouse, we... Read more

10 Things Husbands Secretly Love about Their Wives

Cindi McMenamin Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer There are certain things about you that your husband finds irresistible.  He probably won’t brag about them to his friends. And he’s not about to make a gushy post about it on Facebook. In fact, most husbands would prefer to keep this list a secret. Not only are these things... Read more

5 Steps to Resolving Marital Conflict

We can speak the most eloquent words or make the most persuasive argument, but only God can change a heart. And really, only He knows what is truly best for us, our spouse, and our marriage. Hes strong enough, present enough, and powerful enough to work all things out for our good and the good... Read more

20 Wonderful Bible Verses on Friendship

May these 20 Bible verses on friendship help you both to make good friends and be a good friend. What does the Bible say about Friendship? Scripture provides us with some of the best advice for choosing our friends and maintaining beneficial relationships.  Also, there are many things we can learn about being a good... Read more

Should Christians Expect an Ungodly World to Live up to Godly Standards?

If I walked up and asked anyone at church this particular question, the person would likely say, no. However, the assumptions and judgments we carry reveal a different answer. For instance, when we hear of a couple who has moved in together before marriage, our judgement radar goes into overdrive. Or when we hear foul... Read more