Confronting Marriage Struggles: Before and After

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“And they live happily ever after.” That’s what I gathered from the movies how marriage would be like. Two people unite and start their married life together.

Will You Ship Others?

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The week before Valentine’s Day, my students taught me a new word, “ship”. According to them, to “ship” means to support or be in favor of two people getting together.

Ways to Die for Your Spouse

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As a “new husband” trying to score brownie points with my wife (and also because I wanted to get our first Valentine’s Day together right), I had been thinking of ways to “die” for my wife (Ephesians 5:25).

When My Spouse Couldn’t Read My Mind

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“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.”

Marriage Does Not Bring a Happy Ending

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I had a difficult conversation with a friend about her upcoming wedding not too long ago. Defending her love for her fiancée, she asserted, “He deserves a second chance. He deserves to be happy and have a happy ending.”

The Day I Relooked My Marriage Vows

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They sit across from us at our dining room table, their fingers laced together. She plays with her engagement ring, excited to be talking about their big day and their upcoming plans. This young bride and her adoring groom.

When the Honeymoon is Over

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Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who recently celebrated 70 years of marriage, once said, “If a man opens the car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.” There’s a nugget of truth in this joke: novelty fades in marriage as much as anything else.

When I Learned about My Husband’s Affair

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On my birthday in 2005, I found out that my husband was having an affair. I can still remember the details vividly.

The Time I Hurt My Husband Deeply

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My husband and I had a huge argument some nights ago. It was about my pride and unwillingness to see my own faults. He was so hurt that he went straight to bed after his shower.