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30 Activities for Your Church’s Married Couples Group

30 Activities for Your Church’s Married Couples Group

By in Blog, Married

It’s summer! And summer is a synonym for fun! You probably have plans already to maximize your fun this summer, but what if you could share some of that fun with other married couples in your church?

Face it, every week, you stare at the backs of other couples’ heads in church. You may hug a few or smile at a few after church. But how many of them do you really know? Which ones can you call on when you need someone to agree with you in prayer? Chances are, you know little or nothing about most of them. Except, of course, the way their hair looks from the back…

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What Do You Do When Mother’s Day Hurts?

What Do You Do When Mother’s Day Hurts?

By in Blog, Married

Mother’s Day is nearly here, and it’s one of the most important holidays on the calendar. So many of us are passionate about our mothers. I know I am. There’s nobody on the planet like my mommie, and I cherish the time I spend with her.

Even with all the cards, balloons, bouquets, and gifts, though, Mother’s day, for some, is a time for tears…

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Marriage Mistakes You DON’T Have To Make

Marriage Mistakes You DON’T Have To Make

By in Blog, Engaged, Married, Single

“We are all varying degrees of crazy but if you can learn what part of the crazy is YOURS, HIS and OURS, it will help you make better choices for the long-term health of the marriage.”

That’s what one of our readers told us in response to our January2014 survey called, If You’d Known Then What You Know Now. The idea was to find out what things they would change if survey respondents had known before marriage some of the things they learned after marriage…

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The Right Kind of Love?

The Right Kind of Love?

By in Blog, Married

Unconditional love. I wonder: As imperfect human beings, are we capable of what is, for all intents and purposes, a perfect form of love?

Have you ever thought about what unconditional love involves? As Christians, we are commanded to love God with our entire being; and to love our neighbor as ourselves. God said do it, so it’s a done deal, right?

Or is it?

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Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure

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During one scene Dave is talking with the secret service agent who’s assigned to protect the “stand-in president.” The agent tells Dave that he (the agent) would take a bullet for the (real) president. As the stories plays out, Dave goes far beyond the call of duty as “president.” Then, at the end of the movie, the same agent says he’d take a bullet for Dave, too.

It was a powerful statement…

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