Marriage

How-tos & Handles

The 4 stages of forgiveness

The Lord gently said to me one day, “There are still many areas in your heart that hold unforgiveness. You need to forgive deeply in order to soar.” Later, He showed me the map to deep...

Relationships

Why I run from the people who love me

I’m a runner. I run from problems. I’ve come to realise that I instinctively put up my walls as defences. I distance myself and turn away from hard times. It’s so easy to run when things are...

Marriage

So you want to get married

So you want to get married …  Are you crazy?! Why would you want to do that? Don’t you know how difficult marriage is? Marriage has been on the decline worldwide. In the US, it is estimated...

Real Life, Real People

The depressed husband, autistic child – and the woman who kept her family together

My husband and I really enjoyed life with each other. We did things together, we shared openly about everything. He would help me to clarify my thinking. He was my confidante. He was also my support...

Marriage

2 non-negotiables when looking for a spouse

Marriage is hard. I think this is worth repeating. In caps and bold. MARRIAGE IS HARD. It’s worth repeating because, well, marriage is hard! Ask any married person, and confirm it with their...

Dating

From ‘I will never’ to ‘I do’

There were two times in my life that I said “I will never” do something. Both times, I ended up doing the very thing I said I would not.  The first time, I said: “I will never...

Marriage

THIR.ST TALKS: Veteran Valentines share their secrets on how to make a marriage last

With increasing divorce rates, older marriages and fewer people opting for marriage, young couples may approach Valentine’s Day with weariness and trepidation. It seems ever harder for a...

Marriage

The day I prayed for a wife

January marked the 1 year anniversary of my marriage to the most incredible woman. It’s easily been the best year of my life. I believe with all my heart that she’s a gift from God — one...

Relationships

The most unequal yoke of all

“Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14) A yoke is an contraption...