Category: Marriage

Hope for the Dense Husband: Your Selfishness Can Work for You

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her . . . (Ephesians 5:25) Okay men, we are to love our wives. Most of us do. At least we say we do. But, the bar for that love...

The Two Men My Wife Married

It’s Valentine’s Day, and I’m thinking of the person my wife married in her youth. He was a young man. With a full head of dark hair, he was slim and trim and pretty strong for his size. With most of his life before him, he...

A Wake-up Call to Husbands in Hibernation

Does the following anonymous piece, titled “The Wall,” describe your marriage? Their wedding pictures mocked them from the table, these two, whose minds no longer touched each other. They lived with such a heavy barricade between them that neither battering ram of words nor artilleries of...

When He Will Not Lead: Suggestions for Christian Wives in a Difficult Situation

A woman called our ministry looking for help, and I could hear the anguish in her voice. She’d tried everything she could think of to get her Christian husband to shoulder the responsibility of spiritual leadership in their family, but nothing worked. In fact, things were...

Ladies: Read this Before You Nail His Socks to the Floor

Every night for 45 years, he took off his socks and left them on the floor by the bed. And every morning, she picked them up and put them in the hamper. And every day, she resented doing it just a little more. At first, it...

Getting Through a Miscarriage

Sadly, miscarriages are common. Experts say that about 20% of recognized pregnancies end in a miscarriage, but the actual percentage is higher if one includes those that happen without the mother knowing. Members of my church recently went through a miscarriage, and it brought back memories...

Christian Romance Novels: Are They Our Harmless Little Secret?

She was an intimate friend, and I was in her confidence from the beginning. She was feisty and quite pretty, but not in a fussy way. Life dealt her some hard blows, but she was self-sufficient and didn’t need a man to take care of her—or...