After the Vows

Help! I Married An Introvert...

By Kristin Abrahams on

  Paul and I had a fast courtship. You could say it was an all-out sprint to get down the aisle and into each other’s arms. We dated for 6 months and then got married 6 months later. Looking back after 20 years of marriage, I shake my head wondering "What were we thinking moving so...

Too Heavy A Burden For Her To Bear

By Phil Wegner on

  I really want my wife to like me. One marriage author says husbands want their wives to respect them, and I think that is true for me. But, when I boil it down to my most guttural desire, I just want her to like me. I know how much I desire her, and I want her to want me like that. I want...

Can I Safely Assume?

By Dustin Ellis on

Assumptions aren’t bad; in fact, they’re necessary so long as we are aware of them. It is in our nature to create stories in our heads from the assumptions we make about our spouse’s feelings and behaviors.  An assumption is a prediction about what will happen based on...

Looking For Prince Charming

By Ingrid Myers on

  I grew up watching the old Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella movie on television each year. I’m sure this was just one of many things that influenced me to believe that there was a Prince Charming out there for me. Someone who would come and change my life, make me feel...

Wait...you too?!

By Jessica Fraser on

We sat across from each other on the couch. I was on the verge of tears, and we both felt we were at the end of our rapidly fraying ropes. This season we’ve been in, one of obedience and surrender, has been the most difficult one we’ve faced together. God has been silent on many of...

God Sees Your Hurt

By Gavin Carrier on

When I was in 5th or 6th grade, I remember my parents telling me that they were separating.  Later I found out that one of my parents had an affair, and that I actually knew the person! I remember feeling confused at first, but then a great deal of betrayal and anger flared up against the...

Tough Conversations and Romans 12

By Scot Pollok on

Marriage is filled with tough conversations. And one of the differences between healthy and unhealthy marriages is the way you navigate these moments. Some are unexpected. Others need to happen and one or both spouses are just waiting for an opportunity. But sadly, in these critical...

Surrender - A Call to Freedom

By Jessica Fraser on

It always happens without fail. I’m in the labor and delivery room, about to welcome another baby to our ever-growing family, and I panic. I reach out and grab his shirt by the collar, pull him close and tell him I’m not equipped to be a mom. I can’t do it. I’m bound to...

You Make Me So Mad

By Ingrid Myers on

Marriage is the most fascinating of human relationships, because you have a choice. You can’t choose your parents, relatives, co-workers or even church members, but you get to choose your spouse. And the whole “choosing process” is fascinating, the whole “falling in...

“I Do*” *7-10PM, Monday - Friday & Weekends, Noon-4

By Dustin Ellis on

In your marriage are you living out shared hopes and dreams or are you living a shared schedule? “Therefore, a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife and they shall become one flesh" (Gen. 2:24). This is a beautiful picture of the togetherness that should...

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