How to Know if This Is “The One”

How to Know if This Is “The One”

So you’re looking for and praying for Mr. or Mrs. Right, your soulmate, the person God has uniquely created who will bring you joy, intimacy, and fulfillment. And now your heart is beating a little faster. Your emotions are getting hooked. And you wonder, is this The One?

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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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3 Things You CAN Do in a Bad Marriage

3 Things You CAN Do in a Bad Marriage

Some marriages are just plain bad. Words like sharp knives pierce tender hearts. Affection and sex are demanded, withheld, or used as bait to control and demean. God-talk is mixed with manipulation and shame. Pleas for change go unheeded. Sex and intimacy are sought outside of the marriage covenant. And the list goes on.

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When God Calls You to Stay in a Bad Marriage

When God Calls You to Stay in a Bad Marriage

Every marriage will have periods of challenge, times when “till death do us part” seems beyond your ability to handle. Let’s assume you have prayed and fully considered the circumstances, and are certain that God is calling you to remain in this marriage. What then? How do you survive if you stay in a bad marriage?

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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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