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5 Aspects of True Love towards Your Spouse

Love is not just something to make us feel good; it's an action that is centered around the other person's thoughts and feelings. Here are 5 characteristics that I have learned about true, agape love:

4 Ways the Foolish Woman Tears Down Her House

The thought of a woman tearing down her house with her bare knuckles sounds outrageous. Aren't we all striving to build great families? We aspire to have thriving marriages and raise God-fearing, responsible children - the salt of the earth. So when we catch wind of someone who deliberately demolishes their house to the ground, we gasp in shock. Something has to be totally out of place with such a woman, and the Bible is clear on the problem- she is wrapped up in folly.“The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands.”(Proverbs 14:1)It takes wisdom to build a home. And while the wise woman is on a building spree, the foolish one exerts her energy to demolish her home. But how does she do that, you may ask? Here are four ways in which she goes about it.
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5 Ways to Be a Supportive Husband

In years past, roles within a marriage and family were clearly defined. Women were expected to run a household and raise their children. While these aspects are still an integral part of a marriage, women are taking on other roles, such as working outside the home and ministering in their churches. Yet, in many homes, a wife is still expected to complete tasks and be their children's main caregiver. Although roles are changing, husbands can demonstrate their support in significant ways. Here are five ways a husband can be supportive of his wife:
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5 Ways to Go from Stuck to Thriving in Your Marriage

When you feel stuck in your marriage, there is a tendency to think your condition is permanent. Perspective is an important tool when diagnosing marriage problems. Are you really stuck, or is this temporary setback setting you up for greater awareness in your relationship?

6 Reasons Why Counseling Is a Saving Grace for a Troubled Marriage

When spouses cannot communicate with each other and trust is broken, they can be deceived into thinking it is easier to break up than it is to persevere. A counselor can give practical tips and strategies for each spouse to communicate and ways the other person can understand.

7 Ways to Make Sure Your Spouse Doesn't Become Just a Roommate

It's easy to justify going to bed without praying together or without giving each other a good night kiss. Sometimes, even leaving your spouse to clean up the dishes from dinner and retreating to bed without an "I love you" or "Thank you for doing the dishes tonight" can lead to further roommate status when you don't have that time to connect (or the reverse is true in the morning).

Do Christians Have to Get Married in a Church?

We arethe church, so true believers always get married “in” the church no matter the location of the ceremony (assuming a Christian couple would not choose a questionable site). Weddings performed in a church setting, however, have a special nature about them because it’s where the church gathers every week to worship the Lord.

6 Great Date Night Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Showing you love someone doesn't have to be expensive or routine. Valentine's Day can be a great way to show each other love in a way that deepens the bond between you. With a little creativity, you can make your Valentine's Day extra special and spend a fun day or evening together.

3 Sneaky Ways Satan Tries to Harm Christian Marriages

Marriage and family are meant to be a picture of God’s love for us. Because these relationships were designed to glorify God, they have always been subject to the enemy’s attack. Way back in Genesis, we see Satan bringing separation in marriage. The story hasn’t changed despite the passing of years; our marriages are still targets for the enemy. Here are three ways Satan tempts us away from God’s best for us.Photo credit: ©GettyImages/PeopleImages

25 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day When You’re Home with the Kids

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and this year, it’s smack dab in the middle of the week on a Wednesday. This can be a little perplexing because, for most of us, it will be just another day as far as routine. Compared to when you may hire a sitter and go out on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. So, how do you celebrate when you’re at home with the kids? There are plenty of different ways to celebrate as a family and as a couple.

4 Inspiring Love Stories in the Bible

I wanted to start this article by saying something like, “We all enjoy a good love story.” But I’m not sure that we do. Maybe we’ve been jaded by the faux-love of Hollywood. Or the real thing—or what should have been the real thing—left us battered and bruised instead of free and flourishing.Maybe “Love Hurts” is your anthem more than “Endless Love”. You’re one who, like Foreigner, still “Want to Know What Love Is”. Or you’re trying to get through life distanced from love, and yet everybody, especially in February, keeps talking about love. Ugh, “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” you are wondering.Yet, as a believer, you know that we are created for love. Yes, this “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”. No matter where you are in your journey of love, you can take encouragement from these love stories of the Bible. In fact, I’d argue that the whole story of the Bible is the greatest love story ever told.Photo Credit: ©GettyImages/ PaulCalbar


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