Christian Family Life Blog

The Pursuit of Romance

The Pursuit of Romance

As we enter the month of February, we would like to walk you through what we call the four main stages of marital decline. We will take each week's blog to break down the stages to help you better understand where your marriage is and to be better equipped to navigate...

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Humility in Marriage

Humility in Marriage

By Josh and Tammy Russ. Humility, such a big pill to swallow. After all, showing humility is a sign of weakness, right? That is what I was taught growing up. Many of you have had this modeled in your lives. Men should never show a moment of weakness... men are strong...

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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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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...

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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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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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God’s Three Purposes for Your Marriage

God’s Three Purposes for Your Marriage

Written by: Chuck and Lorianne Merritt. When asked why we’re marrying, a typical response might be, ‘Because she’s the perfect match for me,’ or, ‘We have so many things in common,’ or, ‘He’s everything I want in a husband.’ There’s no question that God uses our...

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