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Sex – Is it ok to say the word?

Sex – Is it ok to say the word?

“Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.”Hebrews 13:4 Here we go! Let’s talk about sex. It doesn’t have to be awkward, but let’s be honest, it can be very awkward. Sadly,...

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Work through CONFLICT

Work through CONFLICT

Is conflict wreaking havoc in your marriage? Do you feel distant from your spouse and wonder if you’ll ever feel close again? Do you long for resolution to the points of contention in your marriage? True closeness and companionship can seem elusive, but let’s...

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Exposing Unhealthy Conflict

Exposing Unhealthy Conflict

The bedroom door shut behind him and Brian sat on the edge of the bed in the dark. Face in his hands he wondered, “This is not working anymore. How am I going to love Linda for the rest of our lives? I just hurt her so badly … so, so badly. What is wrong with me?”...

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Embrace it! When conflict is good.

Embrace it! When conflict is good.

“Conflict is not merely inevitable it is necessary if one wants to grow both character and the depth of a marriage.”Dan Allender “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you except to be just, and to love [and to diligently practice]...

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Missions through Marriage: Where?

Missions through Marriage: Where?

Ready to join the team and be a part of missions through marriage? “How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? How are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to...

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Missions through Marriage: Why?

Missions through Marriage: Why?

Clean water, feeding the hungry, putting shoes on children’s feet, holding Vacation Bible School and backyard Bible clubs, sports camps, medical missions, and holding orphans are all amazing ways to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Can you add to the list? Isn’t being...

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Missions Through Marriage: What is It?

Missions Through Marriage: What is It?

We are so excited to get the conversation going on this topic! Let’s start here… Think of all the platforms we use as believers to share the good news of the greatest story ever told. God’s love for us demonstrated through the sinless life, death, burial, and...

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Are you in Rebellion?

Are you in Rebellion?

“Arise, awake, or be forever fall’n” Paradise Lost This blog speaks to those who feel they are at a crossroads in their marriage and need to make a choice to either turn back toward their spouse or continue drifting further away because they feel there is no hope....

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Can We Be Real?

Can We Be Real?

Many couples do a great job masking the dysfunction that exists at home. What seems to those on the outside as a match made in heaven is really a home filled with resentment, disappointment and regret with seemingly no way out. If we are on social media, we’ve seen...

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Don’t Wait to Seek Help

Don’t Wait to Seek Help

“Nobody understands what we’re going through!”“I had no idea being married would be this hard!”“I don’t know if things will ever change!” The Stages In the Two Becoming One resource, we talk about the four stages of marital decline: Romance, Reality, Resentment, and...

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When Reality Hits

When Reality Hits

This week we are going to talk about the second stage of marital decline, the stage where most couples live. It’s not bad; it’s just a stage that we find ourselves in day to day, and it is unavoidable. We call it Reality! I think deep down inside, most people know...

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