Is God an Active Partner in Your Marriage?

To the question posed by the title of this post, you may be thinking well, yeah, my spouse and I are Christians. But just because the two of you are Christians does not mean God is an active partner in your marriage. He may be only a passive partner. In order for God to be […]

Overcoming Communication Breakdown in Your Marriage

It can happen to the best of us. The lines of communication can become blurred, especially when love and feelings are involved. Even those who think they are immune to the confusion of conflict can find themselves drawn into a communication breakdown when they least expect it. Consider John and Karla (Yes, I made them […]

A Godly Woman Can Win Her Husband to the Lord

In every Christian church I have been a member of, the majority of adults has been women. In every local church I have belonged to, most of the faithful workers have been women. To me, this is a problem. Do I have a problem with female church members? Not at all. But I say it’s a problem […]

What Kind of Marriage Do You Have?

Marriage was God’s idea. “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh,” He decreed (Genesis 2:24). Over the years as a pastor and preacher, I have seen time and again that marriage can be either a blessing or a curse. It […]

Christian Marriage and the Importance of Mate Compatibility

The importance of mate compatibility in Christian marriage can be seen in Paul’s second epistle to the Corinthians: “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion has light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14).It’s interesting that the Bible uses the term “yoke.” Animals can be physically yoked […]

Marriage Becoming Obsolete?

According to a study released by the Pew Research Center earlier this week, 39 percent of Americans see marriage becoming obsolete. This is up from 28 percent in 1978. According to the study, the majority of Americans still have a positive view of marriage. But the idea of marriage becoming obsolete is what made the news this week.   […]

How to Build Strong Relationships

Recently, several high profile couples have made national news because of serious marital problems. They include Tiger Woods and his wife Elin, and Sandra Bulloch and her husband Jesse James. They have lots of company. I only mention them because of their notoriety. The question is, what must couples do to build  strong relationships? Some […]