Archive | Marriage

17 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

If Anything Is Worth Remembering, Remember It!

Romance and Roses is, simply put, a celebration of marriage. We held our 12th one last weekend at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro. Close to 600 people attended, all there to celebrate their marriage. As always, tons of laughter coupled with some incredibly encouraging stories from real live couples about their marriages. Engaged couples [...]

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04 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

2 Celebrities’ Views, and then a Word “In Praise of Marriage”

Earlier this week I posted on Facebook John Mellencamp’s statement that he and his wife were “proud” of almost making it in their marriage 20 years. It was actually 18.
I read last week that Scarlett Johansson and her husband were getting divorced, but were leaving each other the way they  had begun: as friends. No [...]

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05 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Avoiding, Ending and Dealing with Marital Affairs

Here is a most succinct article to get you started on a number of areas concerning the business of affairs. Good practical first responses that can help you to not immediately burn bridges or do something extreme that you’d regret later.
Take a look. There’s prevention, how to stop the affair you are in, how to [...]

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01 October 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Hating the ‘Vanilla’ in Your Marriage

Take a look at this article on fighting mediocrity. It falls right in line with my statements at Real Marriage about “hating vanilla”. Keep life in your marriage, guys. It will stand out. It will be radical. And it will provide opportunity to be salt and light and influence in the world that Christ wants [...]

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29 September 2010 ~ 0 Comments

What It Is and What It Isn’t

When I counsel couples the issue of forgiveness often surfaces. Many times I will share with them what forgiveness is and what it isn’t. (It is a similar approach I use when working with couples trying to heal from trust issues and we get to the subject of sex. We talk of what sex is [...]

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31 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

A Brief Anatomy of an Affair: Exposing the Secrets

Below is a healthy article on infidelity. It is brief and I encourage you to read it. It is taken from a series of articles on marriage from Focus.
Seriously, this one will only take you a few minutes to read; but it’s got some powerfully helpful stuff on…
*how an affair begins
*how we succumb to an [...]

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04 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Growing Together Spiritually? It Can Be Done

Here is a simple, brief article on the blending of spiritual lives between spouses. I especially like the part about encouraging your husband when he makes a spiritual effort. Criticism can quickly shut them down in that area. Play it smart, ladies!
Memorable tips plus other articles available on spiritually growing together as a couple.

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27 July 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Cameron Diaz’ View on Marriage for a Lifetime: A Response

As a marriage minister, I have about 350 things to say about Cameron Diaz’ statement about not believing in love for a lifetime. She also said that marriage isn’t meant to last a life time. You can google her statement complete with all of her … uh, colorful things she says about commitment and marriage.
She [...]

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23 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Living Together Before Marriage … a Good Idea? Another Look

Set aside the moral angle of the argument for living together before marriage for just a moment. Here is some research data from a recent study to consider on the matter.
Read this brief article. He wouldn’t remember it but I met Scott Stanley years ago at a marriage summit in D.C. and he knows his [...]

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19 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Happy 34th Anniversary and a Couple of Marriage Tips

No it wasn’t a special number of years this time around but it was a special way of celebrating for sure.
First ladies, a word about Selma. My wife has a way of making the least little thing I do for her gi-normous! She always seems to be finding ways to boast in front of others [...]

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