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How to Advocate for Singles in Your Church
Minding the margins to draw everyone in
This percentage is even higher in states with large cities. The median age of first marriage is also higher than it's ever been: 29.5 for men and 27.4 for women.
Jesus And Crowds – An Unhappy Marriage
Jesus didn’t turn the crowds away when they found him. But he sometimes made himself hard to find.
Church GrowthJune 28, 2017. Jesus And Crowds – An Unhappy Marriage Jesus didn't turn the crowds away when they found him. But he sometimes made himself hard to find.
The Success Affair
Why do so many adulterous relationships begin when ministry is going well?
When the pastor gets caught up in success at church, more and more time goes to maintaining or increasing that success, and less and less time gets invested in marriage and family.
Please Don’t Make Me Feel Used
Crossing the line between friendship and ministry
hang out. Amalia, who is a mother, a wife, and a Christian Marriage and Family Therapist, knows that she only has so many hours in the day. So, she
My Husband Isn’t Called to Ministry
My dreams of ministering together were dashed, but I got something better in return.
right away. It wasn't until a year or two into marriage that I finally understood: he wasn't going to be part of the ministry I'd known for almost 20 years. He
The Road to Emotional Health
How transforming your unhealthy interior transforms your leadership.
I became aware of the significant impact my family of origin was having on my life, my marriage, and my leadership. They Prioritize Ministry over Marriage or Singleness.
Pastoring in the Age of Celebrity
How famous Bible teachers impact local Bible study.
but members can access resources on the topic from teachers such as Paul David Tripp, the author and pastor who teaches on Christian living, parenting, marriage, and suffering.
When It’s Time to Quit
“Finish what you start” isn’t always good advice.
But our country was at war, my marriage was in trouble, and my only daughter—the child I wasn't sure I'd have—was one. There was no way for me to
You’re Not Always Right
We all have biases that affect the way we interpret the Bible.
in the midst of addressing other topics, such as Deuteronomy 6:1–9, Proverbs 13:24, or Ephesians 6:1. Plus, there's nothing in the Bible about dating and very little about marriage.
Alone in Marriage
How church leaders can support spiritually single women
Alone in Marriage. We have survived against all odds. Our marriage is evolving into a partnership, and we are holding onto each other for support as we face the challenges ahead.
Is Your Church A Family? 5 Ways To Help It Be A Healthy One
A healthy family doesn’t put up walls to keep newcomers out. They welcome new members with open arms and big parties.
But a healthy family doesn't put up walls to keep newcomers out. A healthy family welcomes new members. Through births, adoptions, marriage and more.
How Churches Benefit from Co-Pastors
One couple’s story of leaning into their unique gifts and callings as they lead together
While not every couple complements each other in work as well as they do in marriage, Robin and Marty have always had a passion for supporting each other's ministry, and each has a
Hollowed Out, Hallowed In
Leading during a time of personal trauma
As weeks progressed, my marriage stretched as my husband had the courage to name the 20-year old boil of cover-ups, enabling, and avoidance that had marked our relationship with
My Struggle to Remain Faithful
I’m not shocked by leaders on the Ashley Madison list.
Because my husband and I are such opposites (who truly complete one another), our "becoming one" has produced much friction over the last 16 years of marriage.
Married in Ministry? Keep Your Sense of Humor
Laughing together makes your marriage sustainable
Married in Ministry? Keep Your Sense of Humor. Laughing together makes your marriage sustainable. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. 0; tweet; email; print. I married a solemn man.
Married, Spiritually Single, and Called to Lead
Managing tension between marriage and ministry
Married, Spiritually Single, and Called to Lead. Managing tension between marriage and ministry. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print.