Tim and Kathy Keller (from The Meaning of Marriage) “Destructive to marriage is the self-fulfillment ethic that assumes marriage and the family are primarily institutions of personal fulfillment, necessary for us to become “whole” and happy….

“The movement upward [toward God] cannot be separated from the movement toward our neighbor.  Both belong indissolubly together…Standing under God’s rule means living in community with God and with the church.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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“Emotional blackmail happens when a person equates his or her emotional pain with another person’s failure to love.  They aren’t the same.  A person may love well and the beloved still feel hurt, and use…