Happy Anniversary, Laura and Josh!

By Barbara Rainey | October 20, 2017 | 5 Comments

One year ago (Sunday) Dennis and I proudly and joyfully celebrated the wedding and marriage of our daughter Laura to Josh Dries. Many of you have asked to see more photos of the wedding. So in honor of their first anniversary we are inviting you to share our joy in the memory of that day! […]

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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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Dear Barbara: Where is God When Our Marriage Fails?

By Barbara Rainey | August 21, 2017 | 29 Comments

Dear Barbara: Where is God when our marriage fails? We tried everything. Is every marriage meant to be saved? I received a lot of comments like this on the recent post If Their Marriage Couldn’t Survive, What About Mine? I knew when I wrote it that I didn’t have space to fully explain every point […]

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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

An open letter to my sisters in Christ about marriage breakups 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 […]

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