Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Jan 01, 2013

Men are wretched at dealing with rejection.

Women are not good at it either. But at least they are more prone to talking about it, or they are vulnerable enough to be sad. Men tend to go silent or get angry.

I want to get to sexual rejection—wives who seem to reject their husband’s sexual advances—but first, a warm-up illustration.

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Dec 30, 2012

What was this intelligent woman thinking?! This guy was so wrong for her! Everyone else could see it! Why couldn’t she?  

It was the first time I was asked to do premarital counseling.  It was also when I awoke to the stupidity of love.

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Jay Adams  - JBC Article  - Oct 25, 2012

A couple seeks to rationalize that their marriage is hopeless. Love begins with giving not feeling, and is primarily the responsibility of the husband to initiate.

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CCEF  - Premium Resource  - Oct 02, 2012

Complete audio download of 2010 CCEF Conference: ONE For Better and Worse

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Chris Carter  - JBC Article  - Aug 27, 2012

This Lives in Process piece illustrates the discipleship process in the life of a young man who is growing in Christ-like love for his wife.

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Ed Welch  - Blog Post  - Aug 23, 2012

So you wake up soon after your wedding day—maybe it was a couple hours after the wedding, maybe a couple weeks—and say, “What have I done?”

There are many painful things we experience in life. This one weighs in as one of the most painful. You feel as though you have just received a life sentence or (maybe) a death sentence. Ironically, though recently married, you feel more alone than ever. Aloneness in marriage is just the worst.

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John F. Bettler  - JBC Article  - Jul 16, 2012

Numbers 5 speaks of a "law of jealousy" that sounds quite foreign to our
ears. But there is a contemporary point. God wants us to see that He is jealous about
marriages, and He wants you to be jealous about your marriage. This is not a petty,
selfish, or destructive jealousy. It is a love that cares, rather than being indifferent.

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David Powlison  - Premium Resource  - Jul 16, 2012

Prayer is an important topic. How do we interact with God? What we should do about the things that worry us? 

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David Powlison  - Premium Resource  - Jul 10, 2012

The evils of physical violence, sexual violation and verbal assault leave scars. Your husband or wife may deal with strong temptations to react with suspiciousness, fear, hopelessness, bitterness or escapism. Your spouse may misread your intentions, and have a hard time trusting you. How can you love well when your partner struggles?

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Bob Lepine  - Premium Resource  - Jul 10, 2012

A gospel-centered marriage powerfully communicates to those around us a message about the God who created and ordains marriage. We will explore how the image of God is put on display in the covenant of marriage, and how critical it is for couples to see their marriage as a way to live out Psalm 34:3 "Oh Magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!"

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