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Marriage Story: Why Broken Relationships Are Still Worth Saving

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I watched the Netflix movie The Marriage Story, starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, on a lazy weekend evening. Although I thought I was familiar with the word “divorce”, I did not expect to have tears streaming down my face as I wrestled with the meaning of broken relationships, forgiveness, and redemption over the next two hours and 17 minutes.

Why We (Still) Kiss Each Other Goodbye

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My husband and I make it a point to always kiss each other goodbye before we go our separate ways. At the front door, when he leaves for work and I'm holding a crying baby in one arm and a clingy toddler in the other—no matter what the circumstance—we kiss each other goodbye.

“God Has ‘The One’ For You” And Other Advice To Reconsider

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You’re a single Christian with hopes of finding a potential partner. There seems to be a shortage of eligible dates in both your church and at your workplace. However, the one thing you’re not short on is advice from friends and acquaintances, all eager to see you partnered up.

Editor’s Picks: Best of "Why Do I Do?"

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Take a journey with us as we reflect back on the last three months of 2019, and how we can love God with all that we do, big and small.

Have We Missed the Point of Marriage?

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The bells toll cheerily. The doors fling open and confetti swirls in the air as bride and groom emerge, all smiles and laughter. Waving goodbye, Cinderella and Prince Charming kiss as their carriage rides away into the sun. The scene is one I can recall too easily.

Should I Stay Single?

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It was my first real relationship. After it became clear that we weren’t compatible, I decided to end it. The only problem was I had never been in a serious relationship before, and the thought of breaking up with someone terrified me. So I did what any immature and scared guy would do—I broke up with her on the phone. I know; not cool. But don’t worry, it gets worse.

What I Wish I Knew About Loving My Wife

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Hey, younger Tim! Nice hair, dude! You’re going to miss that. Take those monstrous headphones off for a minute. I’ve got something to say. Let me talk to you about this love and marriage thing.

The Day I Broke A Promise to My Husband

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“Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry” (Ephesians 4:26b). This verse was close to our hearts as my husband and I went through pre-marital counseling. We promised each other that we would not allow anger to fester overnight, that we would make up and forgive each other before the day was over.

God, Give Me A Husband Who Loves Washing Dishes!

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Embarrassing as it is to admit, the title of this article had in fact been a prayer of mine. I had only been a Christian for a short time then and was encouraged to pray for my future marriage, I listed out 10 items I expected in my “ideal husband.”