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We Always Marry the Wrong Person

"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 assumption is that there is someone just right for us to marry and that if we look closely enough we will find the right person. This moral assumption overlooks a crucial aspect to marriage. It fails to appreciate the fact that we always marry the wrong person. We never know whom we marry; we just think we do."

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The Meaning of Marriage

This weekend at Riverview, I referenced a book by Tim and Kathy Keller.  Specifically, I quoted from chapters Kathy directly authored related the headship and submission.  This is a repost of a review I wrote of their book last year. Last weekend at Riv, I quoted from three fantastic books on the topic of marriage.  I have already reviewed one of the books ...

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Handling Conflict in Marriage

Every married couple has disagreements, some more than others.  Every couple fights. The key is to fight well. The goal of a good marital fight is that you would come out the other side more unified than ever, not more divided.  Unfortunately, because we are sinners, we usually have a different goal in mind: to win. Years ago, I stumbled on a great ...

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4 Minutes on Loving Your Wife

After the God’s Not Mad At You event we hosted a couple weeks ago, we got a whole bunch of great questions we didn't have time to answer. On this video, I tackle this question: "What is the best way to view these ideas in one's relationship with one's wife?" (YouTube Link)

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Tuesday Rewind: An Open Letter to Pastors

On some Tuesdays, I go back into the archives and dig up something that still relates today. For the next 5 weeks, I am going to repost the Top 5 Posts from 2011.  Today's post is #1 and it comes from February 21, 2011.  I am so glad this was the most popular post on my blog last year, because it was by far my favorite and the one I felt most passionate about ...

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Tuesday Rewind: Thoughts on the Marriage Bed

On some Tuesdays, I go back into the archives and dig up something that still relates today. For the next 5 weeks, I am going to repost the Top 5 Posts from 2011.  Today's post is #3 and it comes from November 7, 2011. Sex. There are few topics that are trickier to teach on in the church. As I walked to the stage at Riv this past weekend, I knew I ...

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Tuesday Rewind: Review of “Real Marriage” by Mark and Grace Driscoll

On some Tuesdays, I go back into the archives and dig up something that still relates today. For the next 5 weeks, I am going to repost the Top 5 Posts from 2011.  Today's post is #4 and it comes from December 7, 2011 (yes, a post from December clocked in at #4 for the whole year).  This post is particularly poignant because the book has now come out to ...

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4 Minutes on “Finding the One”

When I taught on marriage and singleness last fall, the most common question I received related to finding the right person to marry.  Since I definitely found "the One," I figured I was qualified to put together this 4 minute video on the topic...

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Review of “Real Marriage,” by Mark and Grace Driscoll

Two weeks ago at Riv, I quoted from three fantastic books on the topic of marriage.  I have already reviewed two of the books (Sheet Music by Kevin Leman and  The Meaning of Marriage: by Timothy and Kathy Keller) and today I am reviewing the final book, Real Marriage by Mark and Grace Driscoll. Overview If you Google my name, one of the top responses ...

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Review of “The Meaning of Marriage,” by Timothy and Kathy Keller

Last weekend at Riv, I quoted from three fantastic books on the topic of marriage.  I have already reviewed one of the books (Sheet Music by Kevin Leman) and I will review another (Real Marriage by Mark and Grace Driscoll) next Wednesday.  Today's review is of The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Timothy and ...

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