Playbook: Read the new online magazine!

Marriage is hard work—but it can also be a lot of fun! Playbook, a new online magazine, is a celebration of the little things that make marriage great. Inside… Date ideas Real love stories Downloadable activities Free audio messages Plus, a behind the scenes look at the making of The
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Jul 22, 2014

Dreaming Together

Two can accomplish more than twice as much as one, for the results can be much better. …Three is even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. —Ecclesiastes 4:9, 12 TLB Living and experiencing the largeness of marriage—this is God’s divine design for every husband and
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Jul 21, 2014

Being Refined

Friends, when life gets really difficult, don’t jump to the conclusion that God isn’t on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner. —1 Peter 4:12-13 The Message Marriage is a
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Jul 17, 2014

For and To His Glory

Call me strange or just inquisitive, but I’m often amazed by the world surrounding me. I like to stand in a typical place, at a typical time, and simply wait. Wait until I observe something different than what I would normally find. I like taking different routes home just to gain a different
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Jul 15, 2014

What Is Happily Ever After?

Have you ever noticed that most romantic movies and books only focus on the beginning of a love story? Think of your favorite romantic classic. (We realize this may be easier for some of you than others.) What is the storyline? There may be temporary setbacks—a competitor, intense argument,
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Jul 14, 2014

The Largeness of Marriage

…“Not everyone is mature enough to live a married life. It requires a certain aptitude and grace. …But if you’re capable of growing into the largeness of marriage, do it.” —Matthew 19:11-12 The Message Enlarge. It means to increase, expand, broaden, or amplify. God, the Creator of
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Jul 10, 2014

She Said Yes: Empowering Women in Marriage

Two weeks after I shared this message with our team, I was on vacation in Southern California when the news broke about Elliot Rodger and the UCSB shooting. I was overwhelmed as I read articles and watched reports about this troubled young college student, a man so consumed with hatred of women
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Jul 8, 2014

A New Heart

I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I’ll remove the stone heart from your body and replace it with a heart that’s God-willed, not self-willed. I’ll put my Spirit in you and make it possible for you to do what I tell you and live by my commands. —Ezekiel
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Jul 7, 2014

Representing Christ

We’re Christ’s representatives. God uses us to persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter into God’s work of making things right between them. We’re speaking for Christ himself now…. —2 Corinthians 5:20 The Message God, the Almighty Creator of all, has given us the
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Jul 3, 2014
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