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Preparing to Marry a Man on a Mission

July 25, 2015 by

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Some of you are considering marrying a man who believes he has a calling from God to be a pastor, a minister, a missionary, or something similar. I believe that extra care and prayer is wise as you prepare for such a venture. There will be additional challenges that other couples may not face. Of […]

Red Flags – Part 2

July 21, 2015 by

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Remember, the red flags I mentioned in the first post (and today’s post) don’t mean “you can never marry a guy with this issue” or that “you can never get married if you have these issues.” They mean that these are things you will probably want to deal with in a godly, thorough way BEFORE […]

“I Thought You Were Too Extreme… I Kind of Hated What You Had to Say.”

March 21, 2015 by

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From a precious single sister in Christ, I greatly appreciate her generosity in allowing me to share her story – I think a lot of you may relate to it: I just wanted to know how much God has used you to shape me…. How I would have described myself in the past: I am, […]

The Best Summary of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood I Have Ever Seen!

March 7, 2015 by

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  Greg introduced me to the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. He heard about it through David Platt. How have I not seen their resources before? This is exactly what I believe that Scripture teaches and it is what I have been trying to communicate. I think that this council may have explained these […]

What If the Guy I Am Interested in Doesn’t Have a Spiritual Vision and Plan for His Life? How Can I Follow His Lead?

March 3, 2015 by

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(I am always assuming that you and the guy you are dating/courting are both fully committed to Christ as Lord of  everything in your lives. There should be fruit from God’s Spirit in both of your lives (Galatians 5:22-23). There should be nothing that either of you are putting above Christ in your hearts. You […]

Do I Condone “BDSM” or “Christian Domestic Discipline”?

February 17, 2015 by

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Warning – if you have never heard about these topics before, they are often very dark perversions of God’s design for sexuality, femininity, masculinity, and marriage. I am going to purposely leave out as much detail as I can. Some may prefer not to read about these issues at all. I am talking about them […]

Unlearning the Ungodly Example of a Controlling, Disrespectful Mother

January 23, 2015 by

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  Unfortunately, some of us learned to be controlling and disrespectful by the poor examples of our mothers. If we have witnessed a dominant, type-A, perfectionistic, manipulative, overly emotional, resentful, bitter, controlling, fearful, anxious, disrespectful wife and a passive, unplugged father for 20+ years – these dynamics can seem “normal” and “right.” These moms did […]