Archive | Marriage

10 May 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Taking Another Look at Marriage

This brief article is at the request of Dustin Dozier, our Student Pastor, for a writing project he is doing.
Rethink Marriage
To consider this assignment (writing something on “rethink marriage”) I first looked at the definition of rethink. I knew the “re” part meant to do again. When I looked up “think” in my Webster’s, I [...]

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05 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Marriage, College and Baby Boomers

I am a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. They send me a newsletter/trade journal-type thing quarterly. Excellent piece of work for my profession. Toward the back is my favorite section from a guy named Gary D. Foster called The Foster Report. It is a whole page filled with random facts, research and [...]

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01 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Keeping Christmas ‘the Most Wonderful Time of the Year’!

I have gotten the Turnbulls’ newsletter for several years. For a long time Bob and Yvonne have been teaching, speaking and writing on marriage and family issues. They have an interesting story themselves but their practical wisdom on marriage and family is excellent. Below is an example of their practical nature on how to have [...]

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07 October 2011 ~ 1 Comment

The Next Blow to Traditional Marriage?

I just read an article online that talks of the latest proposal in the Mexican legislature. Ready for this? You’re sitting down, aren’t you? It is called Temporary Marriage License. Here’s the brief article and then you can read my comments below.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44724855/ns/today-weddings/
If this idea is indeed gaining momentum in their legislative process, I can really [...]

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16 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

A Quick Look at Marriage & Divorce from the US Census Report

Every once in a while you need to hear some good news on marriage. Here is such a word, from the US Census Bureau of all places. You can check our more info at the link found in the quote.
Our Thursday Quote of the Week:
According to the Census report, Number, Timing, and Duration of [...]

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02 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

There is Courage and Power in Encouragement

Two quotes this week. One from California and one closer to home. A lot closer.
Quote one:
Bob and Yvonne Turnbull are long-time marriage enrichment leaders from California. What a passion for marriages! You can find them at http://www.turnbullministries.org/. Don’t know them personally but I have followed them for years. They are good guys. Check them out.
Encouragement [...]

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10 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Challenging Kids and the Quality of Marriages That Parent Them

Feeding your marriage while raising your kids can at times be tough to do. I don’t know anyone who gets it down perfectly but then again, healthy marriages and healthy parenting isn’t about perfect, is it?
I like articles that make you think. Here is a brief article from the Dayton Daily News (the what? Right!) [...]

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11 April 2011 ~ 0 Comments

How to Get Your Spouse to Change

I hear this often in counseling: “How can I get him to do this?” Or, “How can I get her to think this way?” It’s a common desire to have our mates feel, think and act as we do.
This article from Focus has a good angle on this issue. May you be helped by it [...]

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28 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Resources for Wherever You Are in Marriage!

The marriage resources listed below can be found in the CrossWalk – the bookstore on the LifePoint Smyrna campus. I just verified that myself. (They may also be at the Stewart Creek campus, I don’t know – sorry about that SCC!)
Note that these books provide a diversity of marriage topics. This is quite fitting as [...]

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23 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Divorce Rates the Same In and Out of Church? Not So Fast!

Toward the end of my seminary studies in Louisville, Selma and I were – like everyone else about to graduate – looking for a job. A church In the Atlanta area had us down for a ‘look-see’ trip. Nice visit but at one point the pastor shared the most curious thing. In response to some [...]

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