Marriage and Family

“My Worth As a Woman” – Lifestream – Christian Article

I couldn’t believe anyone would want to interrupt their vacation to drive all the way from San Francisco, just to have lunch with me. That’s a six-hour drive! I had met this couple a year or so ago. Now, they were visiting California from the east coast and wanted to know if we could share a meal together. I try to do that whenever I can, but I don’t schedule those very far out because of the craziness of my travel…

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Help! My Teenager Won’t Open Up to Me – Christian Article

This article is part of the Help! series. The Sound of Silence “How was your day?” I ask my teenage daughter after school. “Fine.” She responds. “Anything interesting or noteworthy to report?” “Nope.” Silence. I know Proverbs says the heart is like deep waters (Prov. 20:5), but surely there are more than single syllable grunts inside her. How can I draw out thoughts and feelings? I want to become a woman of understanding, but my teenager is not doing much…

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Why Your Parents’ Limitations Aren’t Limiting – Christian Article

What Are Limits and Why Don’t You Love Them? Limitations, by definition, are restrictions; they will follow you through your teen years and into adulthood. Your alarm clock limits the amount of sleep you get each morning. Your pantry offers a limited supply of breakfast items. After breakfast you have a limited amount of time to put your dishes in the sink before your mom reminds you. You are limited, and in many ways you are used to limits. You…

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Do You Ever Fear You Married the Wrong Person? – Christian Article

Love and Marriage Carl knew he had made a mistake. A big mistake. He had married Sally five years ago, and for the first year or so it had been OK. But as time went on, it had become very clear to him that they were not compatible. They didn’t communicate well. They often rubbed each other the wrong way. Recently they had quarreled a lot. In fact Carl dreaded going home, and started postponing it as long as he…

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Is Domesticity a Bad Word? – Christian Article

Domesticity Defended Creating the ambiance of a loving home and church is a woman’s prerogative and privilege. A friend of mine was discipling a young woman who was a “major messy.” They had worked on cultivating the disciplines of Bible study, prayer, and Scripture memorization. Then one day my friend said, “Now we have to do something about your house.” The young woman was surprised. “It doesn’t matter. My husband is just as messy as I am. Neither of us…

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How to Pray When You’re Fighting with Your Spouse – Christian Article

This article is part of the How to Pray series. Make Prayer a Habit Every marriage is guided by a set of habits. The question is, are they healthy habits that result in a God-honoring and joyful marriage, or are they bad habits that lead to a self-centered and strained marriage? The character of your life and the health of your marriage is not defined by two or three dramatic decisions but in thousands of little moments. The development and…

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5 Myths about Complementarianism | Crossway Articles – Christian Article

Individual yet Distinct Complementarian interpretation of Scripture holds that God’s creation purpose for man and woman entails equality of individual value but also distinct roles. God established this intrinsic reality and order at creation as part of his blueprint for the man’s and woman’s mission on earth to be lived out together for his glory. According to the divine design, men are given the responsibility to lead in marriage and the family, as well as in the church as God’s…

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