Articles Tagged 'Divorce'

A Thanksgiving Conversation

A Thanksgiving Conversation

What would a frank conversation between us and God about thankfulness look like?

Tom Norvell shares an imaginary but important conversation between himself and God.

Almost Destroyed by the Actions of Another

Almost Destroyed by the Actions of Another

Can you come back from near total destruction?

Stacy Voss shares the parallel between a house burned by a nearby car and the destruction in her life because of infidelity and divorce.

Letting Hatred Go...

Letting Hatred Go...

Why do we hold onto the things that poison us the most?

Stacy Voss reminds us that we can let our bitterness and un-forgiveness poison us and steal our lives from us.

Sometimes There Are No Answers

Sometimes There Are No Answers

What do you do when you can't figure out the answer?

Tom Norvell reminds us that there are a lot of questions in life that we cannot get answers to; but more than answers, we need God's presence.

Standing on the Edge of a new Adventure

Standing on the Edge of a new Adventure

What does God have in store for this New Year?

Ron Rose writes about redemption and even more of sanctification, the slow work of God to transform us into something new and better and more like Him and reminds us that this is a process.

When Heroes Fall

When Heroes Fall

What do we do and what can learn and how can we help?

Rubel Shelly reminds us of the moral climate behind the messes that we often cause and the way out of the mess we are in.

As Different as...

As Different as...

How important are our differences?

Phil Ware continues his series on Outside the Walls, looking at Nicodemus and the Samaritan woman at the well and reminding us that they are more alike than they are different: both need Jesus and his truth, life, and love.

What Would You Say?

What Would You Say?

What in the world is love at last sight?

Phil Ware shares the four ways two are made into one in marriage: socially, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Who Cares What Your Children Pray?

Who Cares What Your Children Pray?

Should I stay?

Joe Beam talks about the damage to children because of divorce using scientific evidence to refute the anecdotal "God wants me to be happy" excuse said so often.

Risky Gratitude

Risky Gratitude

Why take this risk?

Stacy Voss shares the principle about thinking about the lovely things of God in your partner and not the bad things or the deficits.

Why Such Bad Answers?

Why Such Bad Answers?

Where did this try it before you buy idea come from?

Rubel Shelly talks about the try it before you buy idea, the test drive mentality, that infests the idea about marriage in modern society and he boils the problem down to selfishness.

Love Path 911: Can We Have a Good Marriage?

Love Path 911: Can We Have a Good Marriage?

After all that has happened, can we have a good marriage?

Joe Beam answers the reader's question about having a good marriage again after all the hurt and sinfulness?

Love Path 911: Emotional Affair

Love Path 911: Emotional Affair

Should she get out of the relationship?

Joe Beam answers questions on love, sex, and relationships; this one focuses on an emotional affair.

10 Things to Do When Affairs Happen

10 Things to Do When Affairs Happen

Is there anything I can do to help redeem this situation?

Joe Beam shares his passion and recommendations for rescuing couples when an affair has blow apart their lives.

Irreconcilable Differences

Irreconcilable Differences

What really is the cause?

Warren Baldwin encourages us to try harder in our marriage relationships to prevent divorce using the standard irreconcilable differences as our reason for splitting up a marriage.

Power to Change People

Power to Change People

Can anything change our decaying culture for the better?

Paul Faulkner cites a recent Wallstreet Journal report on domestic violence and observes that change happens one man and one family at a time.

Divorce in all its Realism

Divorce in all its Realism

Is divorce the right decision?

God is able to help couples avoid divorce, if we'll just let Him do it.

Divorce and Stress in Children

Divorce and Stress in Children

How can we help our children long-term?

Paul Faulkner reminds us that divorce causes stress on our children and creates a legacy that impacts their lives, so we need to learn to love each other in words and actions.

Good News on Marriage?

Good News on Marriage?

Is there actually some good news out there on marriage?

Rubel Shelly reflects on the declining number of divorces per population since the 80's and talks about the importance of preparation and commitment in making a marriage work.

Sticking with God's Ideal

Sticking with God's Ideal

Why do we not fight harder to stick with God's ideal?

Paul reminds us of God's plan for marriage, without divorce; so let's fight to keep it.

Divorce and Children

Divorce and Children

Is it really that big a deal?

Divorce hurts kids and wounds adults and we must prevent it.

A Lion in the Kitchen

A Lion in the Kitchen

What would you do to find this beast in your kitchen?

The Devil is a lion and we let him into our kitchens, our homes, by treating temptation as a little kitten rather than a roaring lion wanting to devour us.

The Real Reason

The Real Reason

Let's cut through the fluff and deal with the real issue here!

Selfishness is what really lies behind all of marriage problems and the devil wants to use selfish people and marriage problems to render the church ineffective.

I Hate War

I Hate War

Will they ever cease? Will we ever have relief?

A trip around the Mall in Washington, D.C., leads Tom to reflect on how much he hates war and how he longs for the peace of Christ.

Her Favorite Flower

Her Favorite Flower

We must learn to be much more selfless and much less self-serving in our marriage relationships.