11 Ways to Build a More Loving Marriage

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If your marriage isn’t what you’d like it to be and your husband isn’t changing, there’s still hope that your relationship with him can improve. That’s because you can greatly influence the state of your marriage when you change yourself through the power of the Holy Spirit working in you. The growth of one person in a marriage relationship significantly impacts the other person.Here’s how you can change your marriage by becoming a more loving wife, with God’s help:

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Loving Your Spouse

It seems that with our busy schedules in this day and age, the home and family have become grossly neglected. We are often so busy providing for our children and giving them life opportunities that we fail to realize that the greatest gift we can provide for them as parents is to truly love each other and to express that love for one another.You may not have been raised in a loving home. Therefore, you did not have an example of how a husband should treat his wife and of…

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Is God Angry or Loving?

“Whenever you read from the Old Testament, God is always crabby and snarky to everyone, but the New Testament isn’t about anger at all—it’s about love.”This observation is made by Sam to her mother (Boopsie) in a 2009 Doonesbury comic strip (May 31) after she heard Rev. Sloan reading from the Bible about the wrath of God. Sam’s statement captures the essence of the supposed conflict between the anger of Yahweh in the Old Testament and the love of Jesus in the New Testament. As we look at Old Testament…

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Loving the Way Jesus Loves

Every once in a while, a book comes along that immediately becomes a “must read.” Phil Ryken’s Loving the Way Jesus Loves is one such book. As a lover of old books, I do not say this lightly. Yet, it does not seem an exaggeration to say that Loving the Way Jesus Loves will become a classic exposition of 1 Corinthians 13. Dr. Ryken’s expositions of the “love chapter” were some of the last sermons he preached at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia before assuming the presidency of Wheaton College.…

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Loving God AND Your Country?

Earlier this month, I read with interest Rick Phillips’s piece on the Fourth of July celebrations in the context of a radically changing America. R.C. Sproul, Jr. also has a piece here  which deals with the issue of Christian patriotism. Both are nuanced articles as far as blog posts allow. It is ironic, then, that the usual America right-wing bravado comes not from the Americans, but from the foreigner Liam Goligher who gives his thoughts on the “greatest country on earth”. However, as a subject of the United Kingdom (though resident in…

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Christian Codependency: Loving Too Much

Are you struggling with Christian codependency and finding yourself loving too much? Jesus told us that the two main commandments were to love God and others. A popular Christian song had the following lyrics: “And they will know we are Christians by our love.” Christians know they should love, but they don’t know always know how. The emphasis is on forgiveness, tolerance, turning the other cheek and grace. The result is that they end up forgetting about the other side of love.

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