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Encouragement for Those Who Are "in the Trenches"

    1. SPIRITUAL HEALING TAKES TIME This journey is a process. There are stages. If there is major woundedness in an individual or in a marriage, it often takes a long time to heal. Expect that it will be many months or maybe even a year or years before anything close to “total healing” […]

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When "Submit" Feels Like a Dirty Word – by Shannon Popkin

Bio Shannon Popkin is a speaker and writer from Grand Rapids, MI. Shannon enjoys blending her love for humor and storytelling with her passion for God’s Word. Shannon’s first book, Control Girl: Lessons on Surrendering Your Burden of Control From 7 Women in The Bible will be published by Kregel Publications in 2016/2017. Check out Shannon’s […]

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Healthy VS. Unhealthy Relationships

  Where are people not permitted to say what they need, how they feel, or what they think? – those who are literally slaves or who are in concentration camps. – those in extremely oppressive countries with totalitarian regimes. – those who are in abusive or dysfunctional relationships/families. Here are some hallmarks of abusive/dysfunctional personal […]

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Measuring Intimacy

(NOTE – This post is not for wives experiencing severe issues in their marriages – like infidelity, a very controlling husband, an abusive husband, a husband who is not in his right mind due to mental illness/drug abuse/alcohol abuse, etc… If you are in such a situation, please seek appropriate one-on-one help and godly counsel.) I […]

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Do I Base My MARRIAGE on Emotions/Feelings? Part 2

“Do I Make Decisions Based on Emotions/Feelings? Part 1” Let’s stop and talk for a minute about the foundation of marriage. The world builds marriage on ungodly and unscriptural things – like romantic feelings and infatuation. Sadly, we may have bought into some of the world’s lies without even realizing what we have embraced. The […]

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Overcoming the Darkness

For Prayer Day today – let’s talk about the spiritual warfare we all face as believers in Christ. How do we submit to Christ and resist the devil? James 4:1-9 provides great instructions for us! What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but […]

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“My Husband Refuses to Have Children with Me!?!”

I am planning to feature this wife’s journey occasionally as she takes her first steps towards healing in Christ as she faces a very painful situation in her marriage. I am no longer able to email everyone individually, but I hope that this email correspondence may bless other wives who have very similar issues in […]

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How to Handle Spiritual Strongholds in Marriage

This is a guest post by Daniel Robertson. He runs the blog God’s Help For Marriage where he shares how couples can have thriving marriages that glorify God. As an Army Veteran who has been to Iraq I am very familiar with the concept of military strongholds. In fact, while I was deployed I lived […]

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