Marriage Archives - Seedbed

The other evening, my husband watched our two-year-old and cooked dinner so that I could lounge in bed and watch Netflix. I wasn’t sick. I wasn’t stressed. I wasn’t threatening an if-you-don’t-help-out-now-I’m-gonna-lose-it melt down. And, without divulging the details of our personal life, on this particular night I know he had no ulterior motives. He was simply being—kind.

I'm not a music video junkie, but after hearing this song, I had to check it out. I was spellbound as I watched such a poignant replication of a couple heading toward divorce. I assign homework to my clients. I knew exactly what to assign to this couple: go home and watch “Broken Together” on YouTube.

The marriage relationship between a man and a woman is a reflection of a deeper and more profound mystery: the unity of Christ and the church. According to Paul, this unity is for the purpose of Christ making His church holy (cf. Ephesians 5:27). If marriage is to reflect this dynamic between the Lord and the church, we have to conclude that holiness is also an integral part of the purpose of God’s presence and work in the marriage relationship.

Will I ever be healed completely on this side of glory? I don't know. That is why it is essential for me to take daily self-inventory and ask myself what is in the closet of my heart. That is why it is so essential for me to give Christ lordship over the whole of me, including the closet space where it is sometimes uncomfortable to let Him in.

"I once had an 'out of control' teen brought to my counseling office by a Christian family. My first question to the parents was, 'Tell me the rules you have for your son in your home.' The parents looked like two deer mesmerized by car headlights. I knew that my work needn't be with the child in this family. My work was to teach the parents how to set healthy boundaries for their son." Are you seeking a healthier and more peaceful relationship with your children? Kathy Milans shares wisdom about the value of setting healthy boundaries.

Do you know any single parents? Do you worry about how to approach them or how to interact or help without offending them? Patricia Taylor shares helpful advice and 6 things you may not know about single parents and their households.

What advice would a veteran mother give to a young wife who is considering having a child? Marilyn Elliott reflects on motherhood and some of the true feelings of real mothers on Mother's Day.

Relationships can be complex and hard to navigate. Chuck Butler shares something God used to change the way he saw and handled his closest relationships.

Have you ever faced seemingly insurmountable odds? God still has a plan. Kathy Milans reviews Craig and Médine Keener's book, Impossible Love.

There are life lessons to be learned by other people's stories. We recommend reading Impossible Love by Craig and Médine Keener. It is a story filled with pain, unimaginable hardship, miracles, and a love that would not let go.

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