Tag: marriage

When You Take Out All the Romance

Hallmark movies and the holidays. Those two topics just go together in my family. My mom and sister know all of the Christmas Hallmark movies by heart and could talk your ear…

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My Spouse Had an Affair! Now What?

My wife, Ashley, and I love encouraging married couples from all over the world through our ministry at MarriageToday and the XO Marriage Conferences. We love hearing stories of good news when…

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Marry Someone Who (Here’s What You Need To Know About Who You Marry)

Marry Someone Who (Here’s What You Need To Know About Who You Marry) In Marriage by Debra FiletaMay 23, 2018 I’ve heard far too many sad stories of marriages that didn’t end so well.…

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Questions About Status and the Mindsets We Keep

Humans like to ask questions. It’s how we get to know each other and maintain closeness. It’s how we learn when encouragement or celebration or prayer is necessary. Questioning leads us to…

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To My Friend Whose Marriage is “Pretty Much Dead”

  “Life is busy, but overall, it’s pretty good. My job is going well. Kids are great. My marriage is pretty much dead.” He said those ominous words, “my marriage is pretty…

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Why I Lied – And Why God Asked Me to Stop

I was a chronic liar before I hit double digits. I lied about how I was feeling: No, I’m not angry. I’m just tired. I lied about what I wanted to do:…

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One thing guaranteed to end all marriages…

  This morning I woke up to a text I’ve known for months was coming…   It read, “the divorce is done.”   Despite the foreknowledge, the finality of those four simple…

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Last Saturday, Ben and I were getting ready to go out to dinner just the two of us. Hair done. Makeup on. Out of the sweatpants. The whole deal. As we were…

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