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More young Americans are shunning marriage

(Photo: Unsplash/Marc A Sporys)The number of younger Americans who are choosing not to wed has reached record levels, according to figures from the Institute for Family Studies (IFS). Data shows that over a third (35%) of American adults between the ages of 25 and 50 have never been married - a proportion that amounts to... Read more

Changing rules on weddings will ‘trivialise’ marriage bond – Christian Institute

(Photo: Unsplash)The Christian Institute has rejected calls to relax the rules on where people can get married.  The Law Commission has said couples should be given "more freedom" when it comes to the venue and what form the wedding will take.  It called current laws governing how and where couples can marry "outdated and unnecessarily restrictive".... Read more

5 Truths about Marriage: What Every Bride Needs to Know before Marrying

A long time ago, in the Garden of Eden, marriage was created and established by God. As Genesis 2:24, explains, That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.However since then, Gods beautifully designed union between a man and a woman has been... Read more

How to Heal Codependency in Marriage

Marriage is a place where our strengths and weaknesses come more clearly into view. As we grow up and grow together as couples; we start to discover new things about ourselves! Proverbs 27:17 says, As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.Marriage is one of the most beautiful and effective ways God uses individuals... Read more

14-year-old Christian girl in forced marriage and conversion case on the run after fleeing husband

Maira Shahbaz(Photo: Aid to the Church in Need)A 14-year-old Christian girl who says she was kidnapped at gunpoint, and forced to convert to Islam and marry a Muslim man is on the run after fleeing from his home.  Maira Shahbaz is in hiding with her mother and three siblings after escaping from the home of... Read more

The Future of Christian Marriage – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Collin Hansen: You’ve probably noticed that the views toward and practices of marriage have changed. But how? And how do Christian views and practices differ? Well, that’s what Mark Regnerus set out to... Read more

Our Top 10 Mistakes in 50 Years of Marriage

When we moved to the next church (from the 12-year-pastorate where we had had the near meltdown and gone through the year of counseling), we were glad to close the door on that difficult and painful period and go forward. The problem is, Satan wanted to use this against us. In the next assignment--a well-known... Read more

8 Ways Shame Undermines a Marriage

Becky Beresford Author. Speaker. Dreamer. Its no secret marriage is a beautiful but hard adventure. When I first got married, I assumed there would be a magic switch that would transform us into people who loved, listened and learned well. But this wasnt the case. In fact, it was the complete opposite.I didnt take into... Read more

Kim Kardashian turns to pastor friend to help save marriage to Kanye West

Kim Kardashian is reported to have sought out help with her marriage woes from Rich Wilkerson Jr, the pastor who married her and Kanye West in 2014. The Sun reports that the 39-year-old reality star has invited the Vous Church pastor along on a break she's taking with West to resolve their marriage issues.  Wilkerson Jr... Read more

Christian girl abducted and forced into Islamic marriage is now pregnant, says family’s lawyer

Huma Younus, the girl at the centre of the forced conversion case(Credit: Aid to the Church in Need)A Christian teenage girl abducted and forced to marry a Muslim man in Pakistan is now pregnant and confined to a single room, the family's lawyer has said.  Huma Younus, 15, was kidnapped last October and forced to convert... Read more

10 Ways to Rebuild Trust in a Marriage on the Rocks

Heather Riggleman Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer Trust is the bedrock of marriage. But what do you do if trust has been damaged or completely obliterated? I found myself asking that same question 18 months ago in my counselors office. I knew I had forgiven my husband for breaking my trust but neither one of us knew... Read more

Climbing Mount Everest Was Just a Warmup for the Real Challenge: Marriage | RELEVANT Magazine

The first year of marriage is different for everyone. Some couples experience financial stress, others go through communication hurdles and still others encounter unexpected difficulties with careers, health or family. Some couples struggle with what’s next, while others know exactly what the plan is. But for Harold and Rachel Earls, authors of “A Higher... Read more

10 Things We Got Right in 50 Years of Marriage

In our fairly miserable North Carolina years (the late 1980s), when a few sick church members were harassing us and some nicer ones were pressuring us to leave, we developed a practice which I've recommended to pastors ever since. We had a time on the back porch every afternoon to discuss, fuss, and/or cuss. We... Read more

Honor in a Real Marriage (1 Peter 3:1-7) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

04 Jul Honor in a Real Marriage (1 Peter 3:1-7) Sermon Notes 1988 1st date (age 17). 1992 married (age 21). 1996 planted church (age 25) Today faithfully married 28 years in August, Sept/Oct turn 50, 5 kids Real Marriage book tour & media (Barbara Walters, Dr. Drew, Piers Morgan, Fox Friends) Marriage Today/XO Real... Read more

Where Is God in a Broken Marriage?

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. (Psalm 46:1-3)Theres a lot to be afraid of when you find yourself in a broken marriage. Financial fears. Custody fears.... Read more

Want to end child marriage? Here are 3 ways to help – Mission Network News

International (MNN) — Kids around the world are susceptible to child marriage, and their vulnerability stems from multiple factors. David Lovett of Operation Mobilization USA outlines a few in the report below. Its illegal; its not supposed to be happening, Lovett says. But still, it is a rampant issue across South Asia, the Middle East,... Read more

How to Set Yourself Up for a Great Marriage

Betsy de Cruz Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer Friends of ours love to tell the story of how they got married just two weeks after they met and actually survived to tell about it. By Gods grace, theyve stayed married over 50 years, but my friend says, I wouldnt recommend it to anyone. It was a nightmare,... Read more

How do you keep your marriage strong in quarantine with no date nights? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

[vimeo 425187724 w=1060 h=596] If you’re being quarantined with your entire family with little to no alone time, how can you continue to build and keep your marriage strong? Have a question you’d like answered in a potential future Ask Pastor Mark video? Send an email to [email protected] setREVStartSize({c: 'rev_slider_4_1',rl:[1240,1024,778,480],el:[400],gw:[1240],gh:[400],type:'standard',justify:'',layout:'fullwidth',mh:"0"}); var revapi4, tpj; jQuery(function() { tpj... Read more

Dream Big about Your Marriage

Cast a Vision Husbands should be big dreamers. Men, you should have a bigger dream for your marriage than your wife has for your marriage. You are the leader of your marriage. And men, you should have a bigger dream for your marriage than you have for your work or any other responsibility or interest... Read more

Church resources on love, sexuality and marriage coming out in November

The Bishop of Coventry, Christopher Cocksworth, has been leading the Living in Love and Faith processResources from the Church of England's Living in Love and Faith process are to be published in early November after being delayed due to coronavirus.  The resources are the result of a lengthy process within the Church of England exploring issues... Read more

TGC Q&A: How Do I Honor God When Marriage Gets Tough?

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Josh Squires: Hi, you’re listening to TGC Q&A, a podcast from The Gospel Coalition. This is the biblical counseling series, featuring hopeful answers to your questions on navigating fear, anxiety, ministry, marriage, and... Read more

Announcing the Real Marriage Podcast! | Pastor Mark Driscoll

Howdy! Mark and Grace Driscoll here welcoming you to our new XO podcast called Real Marriage. We are big fans of Marriage Today, have Jimmy Evans as a founding overseer at the church we planted, and always like to see Dave and Ashley when we are in Dallas. We are honored to be invited onto... Read more

12 Notable Quotes from Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel

This article is part of the Notable Quotes series. A Truer Reality Marriage was created to evidence Christs love for his bride, the church. Our earthly relationships, though marred by our sin, can point us toward this true and ultimate reality, and give us hope. Be encouraged by the following quotes, excerpted from Marriage and... Read more

What If Marriage Isn’t Making Me As Holy As I Had Hoped? – Tim Challies

He told me he knew that marriage was designed not to make him happy, but to make him holy. He had accepted the wisdom in the phrase, and there is certainly an element of truth behind it: Marriage really can serve as a significant means of sanctification in the life of the believer and it... Read more

Mike Fisher, Carried Underwood Open Up about Marriage, Family and Faith in New Series

Mike Fisher, Carried Underwood Open Up about Marriage, Family and Faith in New Series This week I Am Second released the first video in a four-part series profiling the life and faith of Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood. The series, Mike and Carrie: God & Country, features the couple talking about their life... Read more

Is Opposing Gay Marriage Just as Bad as Supporting Slavery?

Taylor Turkington: Hey, Rebecca. This is a good question I have for you here. It says, Christians at one point use the Bible to justify slavery. How is that different from Christians today who invoke the Bible to justify opposition to gay marriage? Rebecca McLaughlin: It’s an extremely important question. There are multiple reasons to... Read more