Pursue Unity

“ In sharp contrast with our culture, the Bible teaches that the essence of marriage is a sacrificial commitment to the good of the other. That means that love is more fundamentally action than emotion.” – Tim Keller. In John chapter 17, we read how Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane just hours before His…

Is Good Enough Good Enough?

“Love as distinct from ‘being in love’ is not merely a feeling. It is a deep unity, maintained by the will and deliberately strengthened by habit; reinforced by the grace which both partners ask, and receive from God. They can have this love for each other even at those moments when they do not like…

Don’t Jump To Conclusions

“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” – 1 Corinthians 13:7.   The reality is that when you have been married for a period of time, you start to make some assumptions. In addition, you start to speculate more and more. Here is the $64,000 question: do…

The Heart Of Marriage

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” – Proverbs 4:23.  Have you ever said something and wondered where that comment came from? Or maybe it was an idea that came out of nowhere. Or maybe you did something completely out of character and ask yourself, what was I…

Mutual Submission

“ Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” — Romans 12:10 (NIV). Submission is fundamental to Christian living and healthy relationships that honor God. Yet, the concept of submission has been misunderstood and distorted by many people, including well-meaning Christians. The Bible teaches that our relationships should be characterized by humility, love,…