marriage

Marriage in the Cosmic Plan of God – a series on the DG blog

January 24, 2013 Good Reading
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What does Christian marriage have to do with living in the “already, but not yet” kingdom of God? I want to draw your attention to a series of articles published yesterday on the Desiring God blog that deals with a subject that has been on my heart for some time. The theme is specifically about […]

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Save the Date: TBA

January 3, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Beverly Chao Berrus Kaitlin was engaged. My dear friend and I sat down on a park bench one sunny late spring day to have lunch and discuss her wedding plans to Timo, an amazing Christian man from Chile. And as we sat there having lunch, that’s where Timo was… in Chile. The couple met […]

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Marriage in joint

October 29, 2012 Sanctifying Relationships
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Some pastoral advice on love and marriage from Richard Baxter in The Godly Home: “It is a relation of love that you have entered. God has made it your duty for your mutual help and comfort, that you may be as willing and ready to comfort one another as the hand is to help the […]

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When Your Mundane is Painful

October 27, 2012 Sanctifying Relationships
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Yesterday my husband Dave wrote on the Desiring God blog a testimony about his struggles and hopes as a disabled dad. Near the end of the article Dave said: “God in His grace and wisdom saw it fitting to take away my arm strength and ability. If God means this disability for my good then […]

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The Gospel and Your [Not-So-Mundane] Big Day

October 12, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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I talked with Catherine Parks (@cathparks) about an exciting book that she and her mother are writing on the gospel and wedding ceremonies called The Christ-Centered Wedding (B&H Publishing, 2014). 1 – We love the gospel! And it’s especially brilliant when displayed in a Christ-centered wedding. Please tell us about the book you’re writing. Yes, […]

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Learning Submission on I-95

September 21, 2012 Sanctifying Relationships
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by Kristie Anyabwile When we moved from Washington, DC we took a long road trip down the coast to visit family along the way and have our car shipped to the Cayman Islands. We were embarking on a new phase of life and ministry together. After visiting family in North Carolina, we decided to stop […]

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Contemplating my sanctification while washing dishes

July 9, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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by Elizabeth Bass The other night, like many nights, I was in the kitchen by myself washing the dishes after dinner. The house was strangely quiet and still. Our home becomes a different place after bedtime. My rowdy boys and chatty little girl become quiet and serene after the stroke of 7:30. My husband had […]

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Leftovers, pride, and marriage

June 7, 2012 Sanctifying Relationships
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by Kristen Narara I struggle with my desire to be noticed for both my appearance and my intellect. This can lead me into dangerous territory. It can influence me in many ways, from the way I dress to the way I interact with other people – both men and women. Recently, my husband and I […]

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When Your Husband Is Struggling Spiritually

May 23, 2012 Sanctifying Relationships
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by Britney Hamm That “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Heb. 13:8) is especially good news for us when we consider the reality of our flighty hearts. Our affections ebb and flow. Our passion for Christ surges and then dwindles. Sometimes we feel like a dry desert, lacking the intimate adoration for […]

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An invitation to celebrate biblical masculinity

May 22, 2012 Sanctifying Relationships
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by Gloria Furman What does it look like for a wife to be led spiritually by her husband? What does Paul mean in Ephesians 5:25 when he says, “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her”? Granted, this is a blog written for women,* so the answers to […]

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Book Review: Different By Design

May 16, 2012 Good Reading
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Book review by: Priya Samuel Carrie Sandom, Different By Design: God’s blueprint for men and women (Christian Focus Publishing, 2010). Carrie Sandom, with wisdom from above, has unraveled this topic in a way that I have not read before. Her handling of rich truths not only edify but the discussion questions at the end of […]

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God’s story of grace in marriage

May 8, 2012 Sanctifying Relationships
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by Gloria Furman The photo you see to the right was taken the day before we got engaged 11 years ago. There was a line that God had written into our story that we would have never anticipated back then… Last night Dave and I met a couple for dinner at a restaurant. We couldn’t […]

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