Christian Family Life Blog

The Mystery of Two Becoming One

The Mystery of Two Becoming One

Written by Donovan Law. God often chooses interesting moments to reveal the deep mysteries of life. One of those moments happened with a group of Christian brothers in the lobby of a Hospice House. My wife of twenty-four years and mother of two boys was spending her...

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What’s the ‘Atmosphere’ in Your Home?

What’s the ‘Atmosphere’ in Your Home?

Written by: Roland and Tammy Martinez. How would you describe the atmosphere in your home? Do any of these thoughts come to mind- Loving, peaceful, life-giving, a safe place? What factors influence that atmosphere? Is home a place where your biggest fans can’t wait to...

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“Easy Like Sunday Morning”?

“Easy Like Sunday Morning”?

Written By: Roland and Tammy Martinez I don't know if any of you have heard recently that we have been lied to about divorce rates in the church...(https://ifstudies.org/blog/regular-church-attenders-marry-more-and-divorce-less-than-their-less-devout-peers) It turns...

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6 Reasons Marriages Fail

6 Reasons Marriages Fail

Written by: Ryan and Ashlie Cook. There seems to be a never-ending list of reasons our marriage might be struggling. Every situation is unique and the tests we face range widely. We want to encourage everyone that there is hope for you. No matter what you’re facing,...

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Seeing Your Spouse as God’s Gift

Seeing Your Spouse as God’s Gift

Written by: Josh and Tammy Russ. When we think of a gift, we typically think of a special occasion such as a birthday, Christmas, or anniversary.  There is a purpose, event, or reason that we think of someone in particular and what kind of gift he/she would like or...

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A Secret to Real Change

A Secret to Real Change

Written by: Ryan and Ashlie Cook. The concept of a blessing has largely been lost on our current culture. It was very prevalent back in ancient times and was even something to be fought over...it was that important! Remember the story of Jacob and Esau. The younger...

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Is it True Love?

Is it True Love?

Written by: Ryan and Ashlie Cook. A fairly famous song once asked the question, “What’s love got to do with it?” (if you know the song you’re probably singing it in your head right now). I am confident that all of us have been impacted by the cultural diluting of the...

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The Key to a Great Marriage

The Key to a Great Marriage

Written by: Gio and Suzy Llerena. John 14:26 says, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.” Starting Out Great When Gio and I (Suzy) were first talking...

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Help! My Marriage has Conflict!

Help! My Marriage has Conflict!

Written by: Ryan and Marissa Pierce. A Conflict Story We all know the anger that rises in us when our spouse does that one thing that triggers us. You may have thought you established how much it hurts you when they did that thing last time, but there they are, doing...

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Lies That Can Kill Your Marriage

Lies That Can Kill Your Marriage

Written by: Josh and Tammy Russ. Lies, in their very nature, have the tendency to destroy whatever is in their path.  This includes but isn’t limited to relationships, careers, dreams, goals, parenting, etc.  Marriage is no exception, and we hope that by...

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How to Keep Your Identity in Marriage

How to Keep Your Identity in Marriage

Written by: Josh and Tammy Russ. Tammy and I were married at a fairly young age. I was almost 20. She was already 20 (which remains a little joke we have between us). We were literally just beginning to figure out who we were as individuals and also who we were going...

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