Carina Tarpenning I was seventeen when I met him. His face was still soft with curves of youth. I remember those brown eyes—cold and hard. They say that the eyes are windows to the soul but being young, I did not know to discern trouble. We dated for two and a half years—less time than… Read More Trudging Through the Dating Scene
By: Elizabeth Bischoff Technology is changing so rapidly in today’s society that one can barely keep track of the latest iPhone, trending social media sites, or improvements made on the newest XBOX gaming system. In the midst of all the hype, it’s easy to miss the behavioral changes caused by man’s own design. Could the… Read More Is Technology Interfering with your Marriage?
By Pauli Miller I have been known to learn things the hard way. Determined. Stubborn. Anyone else know what I mean? I fight hard and I love hard. Thankfully, God is gracious, slow to anger and He loves with a fierce and mighty love that is stronger than death. So, can I just say that… Read More When Love Shows Up
By: John and Corrie Mannion Whether you’re soon to be engaged, in a dating relationship, or just thinking about the future years in which you hope to meet the one you’ll marry, it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into. Marriage is multifaceted, to say the least, but there are some important points about marriage… Read More Points about Marriage You Might Not Often Hear (But Should)
By Sarah Duron With a previous marriage, two beautiful little girls biological to me, chosen by Denny, and only two years into this new reality, we are in the thick of what I like to call real life. It is beautiful, messy, and adventurous. Throw in school for all four of us, on top of… Read More “You are the one I choose!”
By Dr. Karen Bolser The world of dating can seem like a crazy maze. There are tons of dating blogs, books with strategies on how to “hook up”, media-driven television, and numerous amounts of dating websites engineered to find you the most “compatible” partner. I know all of these avenues in the past have left… Read More Why orchestrating your own dating relationship will not work!
“So, while there are many good reasons to have children, there are, at least, three wrong reasons…”… Read More 3 Bad Reasons to Want Kids
A few years ago my husband and I were out with a couple that were newly married. Jacob and I were “newlyweds,” but this couple literally just got married. I made a comment to the wife (whom I barely knew) saying something along the lines of, “I remember our first year. Whew. It was tough.”… Read More Three Reasons Why Marriage is Hard (and why you should do it anyway).
Love means stepping out of our comfort zone to continue conquering a conquered heart. The roses and chocolates of a mature love are found in the willingness to both learn and adjust. It’s agreeing to serve someone after knowing both the beauty and the beast in them.… Read More A Forever Kind Of Love
I went into marriage thinking that MY desires would finally be met and that we would skip our way into the sunset of marital bliss. What I was not prepared for was the intense death to self. … Read More Marriage is a good thing!