When You Become Your Spouse’s Caregiver

When You Become Your Spouse’s Caregiver

If your marriage has had a reasonable degree of closeness and love, when one spouse becomes ill it affects the other deeply. Sure, there are the “little” things such as the flu or a necessary surgery. But what about when the illness is ongoing, chronic, and perhaps eventually terminal? What happens to your marriage when you become your spouse’s caregiver?

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The SCENE in your Marriage

The SCENE in your Marriage

Today’s Western culture is often less than helpful or friendly to long-term Christian marriage. Few believers would dispute that, and you would probably agree that marriage is more like a marathon than a sprint. Yet so many marriages dissolve into misery, or even end. Understanding the SCENE in your marriage provides some fascinating perspective.

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Three Things to Focus On When Your Spouse is Not a Believer

Three Things to Focus On When Your Spouse is Not a Believer

You may have married before you became a Christian, and now feel the growing disconnect between your newer relationship with Jesus and your relationship with your spouse. You may have married someone who is not a Christian thinking things would work out, and they most certainly have not. Or you may have married believing your spouse was a Christian, but they have moved farther away from Christ while you have moved closer. What do you do when your spouse is not a believer?

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Taking Your Marriage from Good to Great

Taking Your Marriage from Good to Great

If your marriage is good, be grateful! Those struggling in a bad marriage can learn a lot from you. But God is not satisfied with good; He desires your marriage to be “very good.” He wants it to be great! When two people love God, love each other, and are committed to ongoing growth, you can take your marriage from good to great. That doesn’t mean it will be problem-free, but it can be better than you ever imagined.

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How to Know if you are Released from your Marriage

How to Know if you are Released from your Marriage

Jesus said that even though it was not God’s original design for marriage, divorce is “allowed” in some circumstances “because of the hardness of your hearts.” (Matthew 19:8) For the Christian believer who takes Jesus’ words seriously, what does that mean? How “bad” do things have to be in order to leave your marriage? How do you know if you are released from your marriage – in God’s eyes?

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