Category Archives: Marriage

First Year of Marriage: The Roller Coaster

Geanna came to this country when she was thirteen years old. It was her first time to get on an airliner. When she landed in London, it was the first western city she ever experienced. On the next leg of … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean When You Say “I Love You”?

Love! What a confusing word in the English language and particularly in our contemporary usage. For example, I love to play with Engine 4900 on my model railroad. I love the way my wife has decorated our home. I love … Continue reading

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Marriage the World Over

Recently I had the opportunity to minister in another church. At the first service a young man approached me to inquire as to my availability to counsel with him. I agreed and we set an appointment. His first question was … Continue reading

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Marital Counseling or Discipleship: They Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Christ-centered disciple making is not a new concept to the counseling ministry. For a number of years I have been teaching that biblical counseling is micro-disciple. A couple comes for counseling regarding some marital issue. The task is not to … Continue reading

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Affair Alert

Unfortunately there are many pathways that people have taken into the disaster of an affair. One of the special joys of my ministry is the restoration of a marriage that has suffered the incredible painful experience of unfaithfulness. There are … Continue reading

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Is Your Past Your Present?

The following scenario projects the experience of a real couple (names change) who are typical of many couples I have worked with over the years. It speaks to us as parents and it speaks to us as mates. As parents … Continue reading

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The Awesome Identity of Woman

In a world of identify confusion, it is worth a few moments to consider that Eve was created to be a suitable helper to Adam. Let’s see what this means by considering Genesis 2:18-25. At the end of each creative … Continue reading

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Love: An Unfulfilled Need Or An Unpaid Debt?

For the past several decades Christians have been bombarded by the popular press with the message that in order to love well, one must have his or her “need” for love adequately met.  This secular hypothesis was posed by humanistic … Continue reading

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