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The North Wind and The Sun

July 19, 2019 | by: Laurie D'Amico | 0 Comments

Something I’ve been reminded of recently is the 5 standards for successful communication.  They are:  caring, praise, truth, faith and surrendering our mouths to serve and glorify God.  I’m pretty sure we’re all aware how essential successful communication is in marriage.  Jimmy Evans, so accurately states &ldq... Keep Reading

Your Husband's Mega-Need

June 14, 2019 | by: Laurie D'Amico | 0 Comments

Philippians 2:3 (The Passion Translation) “Be free from pride-filled opinions, for they will only harm your cherished unity.  Don’t allow self-self-promotion to hide in your hearts, but in authentic humility put others first and view others as more important than yourselves. I’m guessing if you’re like most of us, wh... Keep Reading

When Marriage Comes Later in Life

May 31, 2019 | by: Shea Oakley | 3 Comments

The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.Lamentations 3:25  It has been said that they are advantages and disadvantages to both marrying young and marrying, shall we say, “older.” There are many younger married couples at True Life, but we do have a few of the other kind. Kat and I would fall into the ... Keep Reading

Three Relationship Profiles

May 24, 2019 | by: Paul Tripp | 0 Comments

the following was taken from paultripp.com ---------------- Human relationships exist on a continuum between isolation and immersion. Do you move away from others because you want to be safe and avoid hurt (isolation)? Or do you move towards others because you think you need them to live (immersion)? While most of us don’t tend to live at... Keep Reading

3 Small Tips for a Healthy Marriage

April 11, 2019 | by: Shea Oakley | 0 Comments

Like any and every marriage, Kat and mine is far from perfect.  We have only been together as husband and wife for nine years (in June) so we are not “veterans.”  That said, we have found a few disciplines, both specifically “spiritual” and less so, that have been part of the glue that keeps us together in what I t... Keep Reading

Through the Looking Glass

April 3, 2019 | by: Serrene Turpin | 2 Comments

the following was taken from Serrene's blog at Immovable Rock.    In the sequel to Alice in wonderland, Alice looked at a mirror and wondered what was on the other side of her reflection. Alice enters another world through that mirror, and in this world everything is in reverse. Alice noticed that there was a rule that governed this w... Keep Reading

Mothering in a World of Better Moms

September 14, 2017 | by: Stacy Reaoch | 0 Comments

the following was taken from desiringgod.org It was Mother’s Day. My sweet husband and children took me out for lunch after church. Then they gave me a blank slate. We could do (or I could do) whatever I wanted. This particular Mother’s Day, I was feeling especially exhausted. The children’s packed spring schedules, a... Keep Reading

The Day I Left My Marriage

October 30, 2015 | by: Becky Zerbe | 0 Comments

From September 27, 2013 The following story was taken from "Today's Christian Woman." ____________ The day had come. I'd lasted as long as I could in my marriage. Once my husband, Bill, left for work, I packed a bag for myself and our 14-month-old son and left our home. It was the only year in our married life when we lived in the same town as m... Keep Reading

Soul Mates?

August 15, 2015 | by: Mark Gungor | 0 Comments

April 4, 2012   Below is an article from Mark Gungor, a pastor and marriage teacher who we highly respect. -------------------------- Soul Mates and Selfishness by Mark Gungor I’m often asked to give advice to Christian singles. It’s pretty tough for me since I don’t really have experience as a Christian single. I&rsquo... Keep Reading

The Power of Forgiveness in Marriage

August 15, 2015 | by: Domeniek L. Harris | 0 Comments

April 18, 2013   Below is an article taken from Christianity Today. -------------------- The Power of Forgiveness in Marriage Domeniek L. Harris Does your flesh seem to crawl when you come into contact with certain people? When you hear the sound of their voice, does every fiber of your being cringe? Does your chest tighten when you thin... Keep Reading

The Sanctifying Work of Parenthood

August 15, 2015 | by: Christina Fox | 0 Comments

May 6, 2013 The last two Sunday mornings we have been talking about how God uses parenting to not only grow up kids spiritually, but also us parents. And then a few days ago, a friend who is not a part of True Life and has no idea what we've been talking about, happened to send me the below article. It's good. ------------------------------ The... Keep Reading

April 2, 2013 This past Sunday -- Easter Sunday -- we talked about the resurrection and how if we believe it, then we should be living like we believe it. And I referenced a marriage story that I was sent a year ago by a good friend. It's powerful. Watch it: The Story of Ian and Larissa.... Keep Reading

Respectfully Leaving Your Parents

August 15, 2015 | by: Dennis and Barbara Rainey | 0 Comments

May 15, 2015 You may have moved out from your childhood home, but have you really left your parents behind? God did not mince words when instructing a married couple to leave their parents. The Hebrew words used in Genesis 2:24, which states that "a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife," mean "to forsake depende... Keep Reading

Let them Come Home

July 11, 2015 | by: John Piper | 0 Comments

      June 16, 2015 In a recent Christianity Today interview, John Piper recounts the painful events surrounding the excommunication of his 19 year old son, Abraham. The night after that excommunication, I called him at 10:00 and said, “Abraham, you knew what was coming.” He said, “That’s what I expecte... Keep Reading

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