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Many Troubles

No doubt the Apostle Paul observed the worst of marriages in the pre-Christian culture of Corinth. One of his conclusions was, "those who marry will face many troubles in this life" (I Corinthians 7:28). However, 2000 years later on Sunday morning, October 6, at True Life, all the married couples laughed in agreement with Paul. In a fallen sinful world "troubles" are unavo...

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The North Wind and The Sun

Something I've been reminded of recently is the 5 standards for successful communication. They are: caring, praise, truth, faith and surrendering our mouths to serve and glorify God. I'm pretty sure we're all aware how essential successful communication is in marriage. Jimmy Evans, so accurately states "Your marriage will never rise above the level of your mouth." I regul...

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Your Husband's Mega-Need

Philippians 2:3 (The Passion Translation) "Be free from pride-filled opinions, for they will only harm your cherished unity. Don't allow self-self-promotion to hide in your hearts, but in authentic humility put others first and view others as more important than yourselves. I'm guessing if you're like most of us, when you read the title "Your Husband's Mega-need" you ma...

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When Marriage Comes Later in Life

The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.Lamentations 3:25 It has been said that they are advantages and disadvantages to both marrying young and marrying, shall we say, "older." There are many younger married couples at True Life, but we do have a few of the other kind. Kat and I would fall into the latter category. I'm writing this piece for...

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3 Small Tips for a Healthy Marriage

Like any and every marriage, Kat and mine is far from perfect. We have only been together as husband and wife for nine years (in June) so we are not "veterans." That said, we have found a few disciplines, both specifically "spiritual" and less so, that have been part of the glue that keeps us together in what I think we both consider to be a good marriage. Three in particu...

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Through the Looking Glass

the following was taken from Serrene's blog at Immovable Rock. In the sequel to Alice in wonderland, Alice looked at a mirror and wondered what was on the other side of her reflection. Alice enters another world through that mirror, and in this world everything is in reverse. Alice noticed that there was a rule that governed this world that seemed contrary to logic, l...

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The Day I Left My Marriage

From September 27, 2013 The following story was taken from "Today's Christian Woman." ____________ The day had come. I'd lasted as long as I could in my marriage. Once my husband, Bill, left for work, I packed a bag for myself and our 14-month-old son and left our home. It was the only year in our married life when we lived in the same town as my parents. Obviously the ...

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Living in Light of the Resurrection (A Marriage Story)

April 2, 2013 This past Sunday -- Easter Sunday -- we talked about the resurrection and how if we believe it, then we should be living like we believe it. And I referenced a marriage story that I was sent a year ago by a good friend. It's powerful. Watch it: The Story of Ian and Larissa....

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