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If you are thinking divorce…

When anger builds to an explosion, a spouse will sometimes compulsively announce that she/he wants a divorce. No divorce may be filed immediately. Perhaps the threat is an expression of overheated emotion. The danger is that sooner of later, if one or the other spouse continues to use the D word, they may talk themselves … read more

Good News, Bad News, and Really Good News

Socrates paid marriage a rather back handed compliment when he said that every man should get married because, “If he gets a good wife, he will be happy. If he gets a bad wife, he will become a philosopher.” There has always been, it appears, those who take a rather jaundiced view of marriage. So … read more

Marriage Matters

Thirteen of the top scholars on family life have issued a joint report on the importance of marriage. The report is based on decades of research and the findings are striking. For the first time leading family scholars have issued a definitive joint report on the financial, emotional, and health consequences of marriage for men, … read more

A Conversation about Sex and Marriage

A Conversation about Sex and Marriage James Robert Ross with excerpts from Lauren Winner (Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity, Brazos, 2005) Lauren Winner, a young Jewish woman, made her mark as an author in Girl Meets God, the story of her encounter with Christ and her conversion as his disciple. In Real Sex … read more

Forgiveness: The Spiritual Task of Marriage

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you (Ephesians 4:32). Mature adults have the ability to tolerate imperfection and frustration without expecting that other people are there primarily to provide instant happiness and gratification. On the other hand, take a look at a typical eighteen month … read more