Marriage

Winston Smith  - Video  - Feb 25, 2015

Winston Smith answers the question, "What would you say to someone who is fearful of being married?"

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Feb 23, 2015

What relational wisdom have you learned that is important in your marriage or other close relationships? There are things we all know to do, though implement irregularly: praying together, asking forgiveness, seeing the work of the Spirit in the other, and not giving advice when the other person simply wants to be known. These bless all Christian relationships. But I am thinking about micro-applications of how faith expresses itself in love (Gal. 5:6).  These might not be obvious at first. They accumulate over time. 

Here are three that have become important to me. 

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Jan 21, 2015

Sometimes when I talk with couples about their marriage, the husband looks as though he is in abject pain. And he is. It is not that he hates his wife—in fact his very presence shows that he wants to do marriage well. The problem is that he feels like an outsider among those who are insiders. He is forced to talk about relationships and feelings—a language that seems to make sense to his wife and this other guy—i.e., me—but that language is a dialect that he doesn’t understand. He feels a bit out of it; he feels less than competent; he feels stupid.

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Winston Smith  - Video  - Jan 14, 2015

Winston Smith discusses singleness and marriage.

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Darby Strickland  - Blog Post  - Dec 12, 2014

CCEF is excited to announce that we are offering a new course in 2015! The course is “Counseling Abusive Marriages” and will be taught by Darby Strickland. Darby has been a counselor for fifteen years and has gained a wealth of experience and case wisdom on how to effectively intervene in difficult marriage situations. 

CCEF interviewed Darby (DS) to learn about the new course. 

Who should take this course?

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Oct 15, 2014

Most marriages have times when one spouse does not like the other, and the dislike is usually mutual—at least my “friends” tell me that is accurate, though I’m confident that even when my wife thinks she doesn’t like me, she secretly—very secretly—likes me. For some of us, these times happen less frequently and we manage them with more skill and grace. For others, mutual dislike is chronic rather than acute, and marital hopelessness becomes the rule.

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David Powlison  - Video  - Apr 11, 2014

David Powlison discusses how to respond to crticism in marriage.

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David Powlison, John Yenchko  - Minibooklet  - Mar 18, 2014

How do you know if you're ready to marry? What are the signs that a man and a woman are heading in the same direction and are right for each other?

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David Powlison  - Video  - Feb 12, 2014

David Powlison sits down and discusses how we can make our marriages better friendships.

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David Powlison, Ed Welch, Mike Emlet, Tim Lane, Winston Smith  - Premium Resource  - May 22, 2013

Coldness, indifference, boredom, and distance create hopelessness in marriage. The world offers tips to "relight the fire"; but the living God, far more deeply, restores a genuine love.

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