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The three categories of relationships

I recently read Sex, Dating, and Relationships: A Fresh Approach by Gerald Hiestand and Jay Thomas. It’s a highly recommended read. According to Hiestand and Thomas, the Bible only presents three categories of relationships between any two human beings. We have the: Neighbor relationship (sex prohibited) Family relationship (sex prohibited) Marriage relationship (sex commanded) They also…

Husbands and wives

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy…

Communication in marriage

At the core of every healthy marriage is the ability of a couple to successfully communicate with one another. Communication can be difficult because each individual may have a different background, experiences, and sometimes even culture, which all affect communication. In addition, 60 to 90% of all communication consists of body language, eye contact, facial…

My secret ingredient

While chatting with a recently married man after church last Sunday, he mentioned how he and his wife have a female friend who makes some amazing food. “I’d love it if she would show my wife some of her cooking secrets, but women like to trademark things,” he bemoaned. He added that it’s some kinda…

Have sex everyday

I have a friend that’s been a believer not quite as long as I have, yet unbelievably godly and mature. While discussing God’s plan for marital intimacy one day, he said the failure to have frequent sex is one of the primary ways with which Satan attacks marriages, couples grow distant, and eventually become just…

Psalm 45

New King James Version (NKJV) The Glories of the Messiah and His Bride To the Chief Musician. Set to “The Lilies.”[a] A Contemplation[b] of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love. 45 My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. 2 You are fairer…

The stability won’t get old

The initial thrill of Couples Nursing will wear out but the stability it brings is permanent. There’s no separating from the sense of fixed commitment to each other; this is independent of time and has no bearing on the honeymoon season, similar to the honeymoon season many new believers experience, whose end doesn’t make Christ love…

Thanks to guidance from God, improving our sex life has been the #1 marriage enhancer, of everything else tried

Getting married soon? Or maybe you’re already married and looking for some encouragement? Visit http://pinterest.com/pin/Aak3uZCRWxOuHfZMOYHQd-oGcthn25aB51xtNG2jZd1Nnvu4FiHM01k/?s=3&m=wordpress My favorite part of the article: 5. SEX IS IMPORTANT…LIKE REALLY IMPORTANT I seriously can’t touch on this point enough! (I’m actually thinking about writing an e-book on the topic of sex in marriage, so let me know in the…

My ideal woman

First of all, she’s godly. She’s been made alive with Christ and is no longer dead in her sins. As Pastor Craig Groeschel puts it, she’s a “third line” Christian, one who gladly sacrifices her entire life to Christ, per Luke 9:23 and Galatians 2:20, unlike the so-called “cultural” Christians (first and second line Christians)…

Virtuous Maiden

A prequel to the Proverbs 31 woman 12 And he said, “O Lord, God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today, and show lovingkindness (faithfulness) to my master Abraham. 13 Behold, I stand here at the spring of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw…