How to Fight Fairly

How to Fight Fairly

I really like being right. And not only being right, but being completely recognized and acknowledged by everyone in the land as the one who is right. This, um, quality, might be perfectly acceptable if, say, I lived on a deserted island. But as a person living among people—and with a person—it’s proved… problematic. And as a person being conformed to the image of … [Read more...]

Marriage, Past Sins, and Our Journey of Grace

Marriage, Past Sins, and Our Journey of Grace

We are called to respond to others with the same grace that God has given to us (see Colossians 4:6, for starters). As you undoubtedly already know, few relationships teach more about giving and receiving grace than the one you have with your spouse. Josh and Ashley know all too well the fear that comes when you have to fully disclose the past to your fiancé or … [Read more...]

Your Wife Is Uniquely Equipped: Invest in Her

Your Wife Is Uniquely Equipped: Invest in Her

I watched my wife as she sat there, reading through Scripture with her friend, Bible commentaries scattered around the little round table where they sat. Add in a cup of coffee, and this is an everyday sight where we live. But this was a communist country on the opposite side of the world, where having access to Bible commentaries is actually kind of mind blowing. My … [Read more...]

Equipped for Every Good Work…Even Marriage

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My husband and I had the privilege of “honeymooning” for our first six years of marriage in my grandparents’ home. It had been vacant for about five years after the death of my grandfather, and we enjoyed fixing it up a bit and creating new memories there. Although this home had three bedrooms and one bathroom, it was the definition of tiny. The four closets were at … [Read more...]

Serving Together Has Brought Us Closer Together

Serving Together Has Brought Us Closer Together

It was a day I would not soon forget. Tensions were raised, emotions ran high—but not in the manner you would expect. My wife and I had been married for almost a year, and on this particular day, we were setting up for the annual church Easter “Eggstravaganza.” The only problem was that it was cold, it was rainy, and there was not a single reinforcement in sight; it was … [Read more...]