Remember Your First Love Promises?

By Barbara Rainey | February 2, 2018 | 8 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 since graduation, so we had a lot to catch up on. One lunch wasn’t nearly long enough. So he invited […]

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5 Resolutions That Could Actually Change Your Life … #1: Nurture Your Marriage

By Barbara Rainey | January 3, 2018 | 8 Comments

Not one New Year’s resolution list that I’ve seen has a single declaration about marriage. Yet stable healthy marriages are the bedrock of secure societies worldwide.  More important than exercise, staying hydrated, and cutting out sugar is cultivating a heart devoted to strengthening your marriage. In all relationships Jesus is our model. Here is a simple […]

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The Third Person In Your Marriage

By Janel Breitenstein | August 30, 2017 | 12 Comments

Is it amazing to anyone else how much you think you know about marriage before you are, in fact, actually married? And then (say, a year later) how much you actually are quite sure you don’t know? Dan Allender speaks of marriage as both an experience of heaven and hell. Yup. Marriage, at least in […]

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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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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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