Opinion | Family
How to Stay Married When You’re Stuck Between Needy Teens and Aging Parents
When my father fell ill, these three tools helped sustain my faith—and my marriage.
When my father fell ill, these three tools helped sustain my faith—and my marriage.
Opinion | Family
How to Help a Friend Through a Dying Marriage
Christians should be ready to care for those in the aftermath of divorce without making their pain worse.
Christians should be ready to care for those in the aftermath of divorce without making their pain worse. It was the first and only time I ever counseled anyone to seek a divorce.
Opinion | Church
How Southern Baptist Leaders Aided My Escape from Abuse
Christian men helped me end a violent marriage. Their voices matter now more than ever.
After crying out to God for help, I clearly felt him release me from my marriage, so with the loving support of my parents, I filed for divorce. Soon after, I
For Christian Women, Persecution Looks Like Rape
Around the globe, female followers of the faith suffer sexual violence, forced marriage, forced abortions, travel bans, and trafficking.
being gender blind, persecution exploits all the available vulnerabilities that women have, including: lack of access to education, healthcare or infrastructure; forced divorce; travel bans
Opinion | Family
When Does the Bible Allow Divorce?
Scripture’s guidance for broken, hurting marriages
Opinion | Family. When Does the Bible Allow Divorce? Scripture's Explicit Divorce Allowances. The Bible only explicitly allows divorce for two reasons. Köstenberger
Kay Warren: 'We Were in Marital Hell'
Through God's work in our lives, we've beaten the odds that divorce would be the outcome of our ill-advised union.
Through God's work in our lives, we've beaten the odds that divorce would be the outcome of our ill-advised union. excerpt. Kay Warren: 'We Were in Marital Hell'.
Too Many Transitions Can Traumatize Our Kids
I know from experience what happens when children face moving, divorce, or other stressful life change—and how we can help them.
I know from experience what happens when children face moving, divorce, or other stressful life change—and how we can help them. Too Many Transitions Can Traumatize Our Kids.
The Casserole-Toting Church Ladies Hold the Secret To Happiness
I found unexpected heroes—and a model for faithful living—in the elderly women at my church.
In its pages, she travels the world, gets a divorce, tries everything, rethinks everything, and ends up on the deck of an Indonesian fishing boat in the arms of her future husband, whom
Opinion | Discipleship
Why You Can’t Name the Virtues
Our culture has abandoned a wealth of teaching on character formation. Let’s revive these lost arts.
Sexual promiscuity, pornography, abortion, divorce, materialism, racism, and countless other ills so permeate our culture—even among the churched—that they seem to be the rule
Save Your Soul: Stop Writing
In the age of push-button publishing, self-disclosure isn't always God's best.
Marriage is hard, and I am married to a man who walked through the pain of a spouse's infidelity and the crucible of divorce. That someone can write
Opinion | Family
We Lost Our Baby, but We Didn't Want to Lose Our Marriage
Men and women tend to grieve differently; understanding those differences helped us make it through.
With my background in marriage and family therapy, I know too well the history of research that supports this fear, with early statistics for divorce among bereaved parents as high as 90
Opinion | Family
Why I’m Happy My Son Married at 20
In a world of hookups and cohabitation, he took a leap—and made an act—of faith.
The delayed marriage trend appears to come with some excellent effects, including decreased divorce rates and increased incomes for college-educated women.
Opinion | Discipleship
Pilgrim’s Progress: How Restlessness Leads Us to Jesus
Exile is part of the Christian experience. But our wandering is not without a destination.
for their story. For some of us, exile comes in the form of family. Divorce, death, and dysfunction drive us from one another. Minority groups experience
Q&A: Marriage App Founder Says Couples Benefit from Digital Therapy
The founder of the Lasting app aims to offer portable counseling support to married millennials—especially those with kids.
thriving marriage. But if this next year you only respond to 33 percent of your partner's emotional calls, that means you're on the path to divorce. That's
Opinion | Family
I Daydreamed of DivorceSubscriber access only
How unrealistic expectations nearly destroyed my marriage
Opinion | Family. I Daydreamed of Divorce. How unrealistic expectations nearly destroyed my marriage. Jennifer Smith. Image: BILLIE WARD / FLICKR. The Temptation of Divorce.
God Understands Hard, Thankless Parenting
Mother’s Day is difficult for many. But Scripture portrays a Father who knows our plight.
simply estranged from them. Still others pull double duty as both mother and father because of deployment, divorce, or death. There's no supportive spouse
Opinion | Discipleship
CT Women’s Top 10 Articles of 2017: Kay Warren, Joni Eareckson Tada, and More
Readers rank the best posts of the year.
page views), Kay Warren shares with surprising candor about how she and Rick survived the massive pressures of early and middle marriage and beat the odds that “divorce would be
Opinion | Family
How a Therapeutic Separation Could Save Your MarriageSubscriber access only
5 steps toward healing and restoration
As a Christian who believes in the sanctity of the marriage covenant, I am hesitant to ever recommend divorce. Is it just a way for Christians to avoid the stigma and trauma of divorce?
Opinion | Church
Why I Don’t Sit With My Husband at Church
Five reasons to separate from your spouse—and sometimes your kids—on Sunday mornings.
But if all is well in our marriages, we should feel driven to love not just our spouse but others, as well. One Sunday, for example, I was comforting a friend going through a divorce.
Opinion | Family
Special Needs Kids Don’t Need Special Parents
When my son was diagnosed with autism, I thought God had picked the wrong mom. Then I remembered Moses.
hold. Some papers cut deeper than others: divorce papers, a Do Not Resuscitate form, or even a pink slip. Are they “just a piece of paper”? Hardly. On
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