I cannot begin to tell you how many times I have heard a heart-broken wife exclaim, "I thought I knew my husband! I just found out that he has been living a total lie our entire married life!" Their words always provoke a wave of empathy in me.
If you are a believer and you are already married to someone who is an unbeliever, God's Word tells you to stay married to your spouse (see 1 Cor. 7:12,13). If on the other hand, you are a single Christian who is considering getting married to an unbeliever, don't do it. God's Word says, "Do not be unequally yoked." (2 Cor. 6:14)
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempts he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.
I find it very difficult to fulfill specific sexual requests from my husband that imitate porn positions/moves. Our sex life is so mechanical; with no signs of intimacy. Huh, sound just like a porn video right? Right!
We prayed and prayed that our daughter's marriage would work out, but it hasn't, and now her divorce has been finalized. Why didn't God answer our prayers? Isn't marriage supposed to be for life, according to the Bible?
New data emerging consistently for decades show that premarital sexual activity appears to be associated with a significant elevated risk of divorce. This is not a small consideration for teens and young adults.
If you have feelings for someone in your office; if you have lustful thoughts about someone at the gym; if you are in an increasingly intense texting or Facebook relationship with someone who isn't your spouse...tell someone. Don't move from stubbing your toe to cutting your throat. It will be fatal.
Imagine meeting with an engaged couple a few weeks before they are married. With excitement they describe how they met and how their relationship developed. The husband-to-be proudly describes how he set up a perfect romantic evening so he could pop the big question.
Then they surprise you by saying, “We want to get married and have some children. At first we will feel a lot of love for each other. Then we’ll start arguing and hating each other. In a few years, we’ll get a divorce.”
Rose, my wife to be, stood hand in hand with me at the altar. As we expressed our wedding vows to one another, I looked into her eyes and I could see the same bright hopefulness and expectation that every bride has on her wedding day.
The pain of sexual sin to a betrayed spouse is enormous. Many of these wives have lost all hope for their marriage ever being restored. Any possibility of trust and real intimacy with their husband in the future has been utterly abandoned.
You finally have scheduled time on your calendars and the two of you are ready to enjoy some alone time. The only problem as soon as you sit your butts in the seat of the car you don’t know what you are going to do.
I went to my 20th high school class reunion the other day, and it was really depressing to discover how many of my classmates are on their second or third marriages. Why aren't marriages lasting today? My marriage is happy, but I worry about what might happen to our children. — N.McG.
During the years that followed there have been many marriage quotes that have inspired us to focus on our marriage. These quotes are for you. Pick the one(s) that speak to you and place them where you can see them and read them each day.
He looked as if he had accidentally been thrown into the dryer with a load of socks. His clothes were disheveled, his hair was unkempt and his eyes told the story of a man dizzied by life. Then he said it…
“I’m not sure that I’m supposed to be married to my wife”.
Willie Nelson, the legendary country musician, has framed himself as an "outlaw." He flaunted the conventional norms of the Nashville music industry, and even, legend says, smoked marijuana in the Carter White House. He's less of an outlaw, though, when he talks about the sadness of his failed marriages. There's something in the way he speaks about divorce that I think resonates across culture today, something we need to hear.
Shortly before leaving for its summer break, the United States Supreme Court issued two decisions affecting the status of the future of marriage in America. In United States v. Windsor, the Court struck down Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage, for federal purposes, as “only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.” In Hollingsworth v. Perry, the Court held that the proponents of California’s Proposition 8, which recognized only
"She just seems so much easier to live with than my wife.” It was a conversation over dinner between sessions at a conference, a conversation in a state far from home. The man felt his heart drawn away from his wife or, perhaps more accurately, toward another woman, a woman who was not his wife, a woman in his church, a woman who was another man’s wife. He believed these thoughts were involuntary, that the ideas were extrinsic to him, that Satan was tempting him with a sin perfectly suited to hi
How interesting it is in this time of life, where the concept of marriage is overwhelmingly perceived through both ignorance and rejection of the truth, as to the quality of its existence, the origin of its existence, and its elimination.