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...]

MarriageRoots Conversation Card :: 25 Questions to Discuss with Your Spouse to Start the New Year [FREE Download]

Conversation Cards :: 25 Questions to Discuss with Your Spouse in the New Year

Many of us come crawling and limping to the finish line of one year and anxiously await the stroke of midnight that miraculously gives us a clean slate of 12 new months to somehow get things right(er). Even if you're over there rolling your eyes at everyone's new fitness/reading/simplifying/world-changing resolutions, you have to admit that stopping for a few minutes to … [Read more...]

15 Ideas for Starting a Christmas Tradition with Your Spouse

15 Ideas for Starting a Christmas Tradition with Your Spouse

Decorating the tree. Attending the Christmas Eve service at the church. Driving around and looking at Christmas lights. Making holiday candies and goodies for parties. Family traditions get ramped up at Christmastime. And rightly so, there are so many fun things to do! So many, actually, that it can be difficult to fit everything into what seems like a short and fast … [Read more...]

MarriageRoots Reviews: John and Stasi Eldredge’s Love & War

MarriageRoots Reviews: John and Staci Eldrege's Love & War

Love & War is a very in depth and eye-opening book that focuses on what marriage truly is, “a love story, set in a great and terrible war.” John and Stasi Eldredge are transparent and share private experiences and thoughts on how “war” came into their lives and the lives of others. We loved this book because sometimes we feel the battles we personally face in marriage do … [Read more...]

Marriage 101 :: Do You Need a Refresher?

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I don’t think Wal-Mart even waited until the Fourth of July stuff was cleared out. Row upon row of school supplies sprouted up, mid-summer it seems. Don’t get me wrong—I love school supplies. “I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils, if I knew your name and address…” (Name that movie!) And now it’s August, and “back-to-school” really is upon us. Some … [Read more...]

MarriageRoots Reviews: Gary Chapman’s The Four Seasons of Marriage

MarriageRoots Reviews: John and Staci Eldrege's Love & War

Gary Chapman’s The Four Seasons of Marriage: Secrets to a Lasting Marriage is a great book for all married couples to read together, regardless of length and season of marriage. In it, Chapman explains how a marriage can basically be classified into one of the four seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. He defines each season, provides a short survey for your spouse … [Read more...]

Cut Through the Clutter :: 6 Thoughtful Evangelical Responses to the Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

Cutting Through the Clutter

You don't need us to tell you that today was a hard day. Processing the meaning and ramifications of the Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage was difficult enough, but seeing the reaction from all sides on social media made some of us want to go crawl in the bed and wake up tomorrow--or even some time next week when the world has moved onto a new topic. But we … [Read more...]

Fighting for Your Spouse from Your Knees :: A Guide [FREE Printable Download]

Verses to Pray Over Your Spouse

Lysa Terkeurst says, “Determine to pray more words over your marriage than you speak about your marriage.” Ouch. As beautiful as it is in theory, what kind of effort are each of us making to do this…realistically? A good starting point is a commitment to fervent prayer on behalf of your spouse. We put together this list of Scripture, along with a FREE printable daily … [Read more...]

So Your Life Doesn’t Seem Pinterest-Worthy…

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I’m really glad Pinterest wasn’t around when I was a newlywed. Don’t get me wrong – I love Pinterest. I’m also a fan of Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. (And by “fan,” I mean I waste a ton of time am pretty active on social media.) But when I was a young newlywed, I’m not sure my fragile sense of self would have held up to the comparison culture created by the edited, … [Read more...]

7 Ways Married Couples Can Serve Singles in the Church

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With singles now comprising over half of the American population, many of you probably have some really good friends who are single. And if you spend any time talking to them, you’ll hear them lament that they struggle to find their place in the local church. If you think about it, so much of what takes place in church life is geared towards married couples and families. … [Read more...]