Where’s the Holy Spirit When Things Are Hard?

By Janel Breitenstein | August 16, 2017 | 26 Comments

It was late, and she was crying now. Her marriage had been hard—hard for a long time. I think it was there that I really saw Him, though He’d been there the whole time. Sometimes the Holy Spirit is a little like an I Spy book to me. Knowing what He looks like, I’m learning […]

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If Their Marriage Couldn’t Survive, What About Mine?

By Barbara Rainey | June 26, 2017 | 31 Comments

When marriages all around you are dissolving, it is normal to start wondering how yours is going to make it. It might be your parents’ marriage that didn’t last. Maybe you know of a couple that wedded the same year as you and now you’ve witnessed their dramatic divorce. You might keep up with headlines to […]

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Turning Conflict In Marriage Into A ‘Good-Fit’

By Susan Yates | February 23, 2017 | 4 Comments

Conflict in marriage is normal. We are self-centered, selfish people and we think we are right. Our goal in marriage is not to become conflict-free but to learn how to manage conflict in a healthy way. “I never knew how different we are. The longer we are married the more our differences seem to surface. […]

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The Thing Between Us: What’s Eating Your Marriage?

By Janel Breitenstein | February 22, 2017 | 4 Comments

What if some good friend asked you, “What’s that thing that most often comes between you guys in your marriage? You know, from your side of things.” What would it be? Every relationship, I think, harbors at least one: that Thing that occasionally threatens to overcome what you were sure was stronger than death. Sometimes it’s […]

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When Things You Thought Were Cute Aren’t So Cute Anymore

By Barbara Rainey | July 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

Dear Barbara, What do you do when those things you thought were cute aren’t so cute anymore? He’s just irritating me! And now we both seem to be withdrawing, staking ground for ourselves rather than growing together. How do you embrace your differences instead of letting them pull you apart?   Dear Friend, I think […]

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