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Loving Someone Through Grief and Loss

By on April 13, 2017 in Family and Parenting with 2 Comments

Over the past year, the Lord has taught me, my husband, and my family a lot about relying on Him for getting through the hard times. In August 2015, my mother-in-law went home to be with the Lord. Less than a year later – in August 2016 – my father-in-law joined her in Heaven. This […]

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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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Did I Educate Myself Out Of Marriage?

By on April 4, 2017 in Singleness with 5 Comments

Put another way: Do certain degrees make you less likely to be “marriage material”? That type of question is one I get at least once a month. Seriously. In recent weeks, I’ve been asked three different versions of it: Will getting a PhD mean that no guy will ever want to marry me? If I […]

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The Secret Lives of Christian Swingers

By on November 15, 2016 in Marriage with 58 Comments

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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Submission: A Beautiful Picture of the Gospel

By on November 1, 2016 in Biblical Womanhood with 0 Comments

Last weekend I had the privilege of speaking at a women’s retreat. I spoke on my favorite topic: biblical womanhood. Of course, there are many facets to being a biblical woman, and today I want to address one of those. Submission. Depending on your background, just reading the word “submission” brings either comfort or fear. […]

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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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What's So Bad About The Term "Helper"?

By on March 10, 2015 in Biblical Womanhood with 4 Comments

The burning question for women today is that of identity. Who am I? What is my worth? Am I really significant? Can I be used? Beginning in Genesis, we see that, as a woman, we have meaning and significance in the kingdom of God. Not only are we created for this purpose, but we were […]

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Four Ways to Show your Husband Who’s Boss

By on March 5, 2015 in Marriage with 18 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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