If You Pray Only One Prayer for Your Marriage…

By Barbara Rainey | February 15, 2017 | 14 Comments

Have you ever woken one morning in a daze, wondering what happened in your marriage? Something is different but it doesn’t have a name. Or maybe it was a slow dawning realization that you and he have both changed. When did that happen? You didn’t see it coming. Maybe you look at him across the […]

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9 Ways to Pray For Your Marriage

By Janel Breitenstein | February 8, 2017 | 16 Comments

It’s been one of the most pressing seasons for our marriage. We’ve been navigating a crux of major life decisions—only one of which included the continent we’d be living on. And our marriage that has been characterized by fairly fluid teamwork can at times be pulled taut by our diverging passions, longings, and reasoning. “Stressed” […]

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Remember When You Fell in Love?

By Barbara Rainey | February 1, 2017 | 14 Comments

It was a warm, early summer day when Dennis invited me to go to lunch. We’d known each other as friends for three years in college.  But we hadn’t seen each other in a year, so we had a lot to catch up on. One lunch wasn’t nearly long enough. So he invited me to […]

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Breathing Lessons

By Janel Breitenstein | January 25, 2017 | 5 Comments

For those of you who’ve been married: Do you remember what “just married” felt like? After the sound of the tin cans clanking behind the car faded, after you set your bags down in your together home after the honeymoon—what was it like? I thought since I had wonderful training in my home of origin, […]

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My Formula for Getting What I Wanted from God

By Barbara Rainey | January 18, 2017 | 14 Comments

One morning, right in the middle of my Bible Study Fellowship class I had a frightening thought: a possibility I’d never considered. As a firstborn rule follower mom, I was living my life with a reasonable, logical assumption about the Christian life. Every day my list was Do my best. Follow the rules—especially the Bible’s […]

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