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Time: Every Marriage’s Friend and Foe

Ever heard of Daniel Frederick and Susan Bateman? No? That's okay. They aren't movie stars or government leaders or megachurch founders. Their lives are significant, however. They were married on August 29, 1772, till death did they part, 91 years and 12 days later. Daniel and Susan represent history's longest recorded marriage (since Methuselah and the gang at least). * Now you have something to shoot for, if you want to shoot for it, that is. For some marriages, 91 years …

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Why Honoring My Wife Matters So Much

If I'm not honoring my wife, I cannot possibly claim to be growing spiritually. Neither can you. I'm planting and pastoring a church. I write articles for Christian blogs and websites. I'm Editor of one of the world's leading websites for Pastors. I also consult with ministries on social media and communication strategies. I've spoken in a conference or two. But if I don't honor my precious wife, I could count all of that other stuff pretty much worthless. Here's how the …

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This Mess Called Marriage

Are you happily married? If you're smart (and you've been married more than two years), you'll realize that's a question that depends on how things are going in the moment. Am I happily married? I am today - not sure about tomorrow. But I am securely and joyfully married. …

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If Your Spouse Doesn’t Love You

I said a couple of days ago, and in our midweek Bible study, that one of the hardest things I deal with is not being able to help or repair broken situations. It's not in me, but it is in the power of God to do so. Nonetheless, there are times I face a question I just can't answer for one who is suffering, and this one is common, "My spouse doesn't love me." What's tough is that we can't make someone love us. That's something even God won't do. Love is a choice, and we …

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