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More Than Marriage: What’s Behind Polyamory In the Church

By on September 14, 2017 in Culture, Marriage with 2 Comments

When I first heard the term “polyamory,” it sounded like one of those eyebrow-raising issues you hear about on daytime talk-shows – shocking, extreme, and on the fringe.[1] Less than a decade later, it’s creeping out of the shadows and into the mainstream, and even into the Church. What is polyamory? The word comes from […]

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Ms. Independent Gets Married

By on April 11, 2017 in Marriage with 3 Comments

Editor’s Note: Below is a correspondence from a reader written to Dr. Dorothy Patterson, affectionately known as “Dottie.”   Dear Dottie, What advice would you give women who are transitioning from singleness to marriage?  Unlike my parents, the Lord did not give me the opportunity to marry while I was young.  I’m in my late 20s […]

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The Secret Lives of Christian Swingers

By on November 15, 2016 in Marriage

A few years ago, the Ashley Madison website made waves through the Christian community.  The site told people that having an affair would, in fact, be good for a marriage rather than harmful.  Most who spoke against it talked about the sometimes-irreparable damage it would cause on marriages. But, one of the questions that started […]

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Adultery, Divorce, and The Believer

By on March 31, 2016 in Marriage with 4 Comments

She sat in my office and tearfully told me she was leaving seminary to go fight for her marriage. This promising student, let’s call her Shari, had discovered her husband was the epitome of unfaithfulness. The details are not important other than to say it involved adultery, deceit, an unplanned pregnancy, and a wounding that […]

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Why Intimacy in Marriage is So Much More Than Sex

By on November 3, 2015 in Marriage with 4 Comments

This past week former NFL player and host of “World’s Funniest,” Terry Crews, was interviewed on Huffington Post Live. He admitted that he and his wife just completed a 90-day fast from sex. After seeing the shock on the interviewer’s face, he made this statement: “I found that at the end of that 90 days […]

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Four Ways to Show your Husband Who’s Boss

By on March 5, 2015 in Marriage with 26 Comments

If you’re like me, you’ve probably seen the chart floating around Facebook that lists attributes of the first child, middle child, last child and only child. And more than likely, you’ve resonated with at least one of the traits in your box. Can I get a shout from any of my fellow first-borns out there? […]

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Not a Grey Area: Why Biblical Sexuality is Private, But Not Prudish

By on February 12, 2015 in Marriage, Women's Issues with 2 Comments

Sex is a tough topic for Christians. Still, Christians (and non-Christians, too, for that matter) need to know the biblical teaching about it. The difficulty lies in finding the line between being private, prudish, and perverse. Between being too vague and too vulgar. However, the secular culture should not own the conversation about sex and […]

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Dear Dottie: My Husband Won't Let Me Go to Church

By on January 6, 2015 in Dear Dottie, Marriage with 32 Comments

Dear Dottie, I came to Christ a little over a year ago. Since then, I found a strong church family, was baptized, and started attending the worship service along with a women’s Bible study. My husband, who is not a believer, has been uninterested in hearing much about my spiritual life but still understanding of my attending […]

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Why I Won’t Regret Waiting Until My Wedding Night to Lose My Virginity

By on September 4, 2014 in Marriage with 0 Comments

I was skimming Facebook the other day when I saw an article with a startling title, “I Waited until My Wedding Night to Lose My Virginity and I Wish I Hadn’t.” It wasn’t posted by the most reliable friend for good reads, so I kept scrolling. But then I saw it again…and again, from young […]

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Why I Won't Regret Waiting Until My Wedding Night to Lose My Virginity

By on September 4, 2014 in Marriage with 7 Comments

I was skimming Facebook the other day when I saw an article with a startling title, “I Waited until My Wedding Night to Lose My Virginity and I Wish I Hadn’t.” It wasn’t posted by the most reliable friend for good reads, so I kept scrolling. But then I saw it again…and again, from young […]

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