Being One Flesh

Win-Win, 100-100, and the All-In Marriage

What would your marriage be like if both of you threw out the scorecards? What if you were both one hundred percent in, putting everything you have and everything you are into your marriage? The 50/50 marriage paradigm, held up by many as the “ideal” marriage, says that everything should be divided right down the middle. A husband and wife …

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Run Your Race with Passion, Determination, and Joy

There is no finish line in the marathon of marriage. Here are some tips to help you run well so you can endure for the long haul and enjoy the race along the way. This June, Jenni and I will celebrate 39 years of marriage, which means next year it will be the big 4 …

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Naked Without Shame – Why Being Known Is Not Enough

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Shame and Intimacy Cannot Occupy the Same Space It’s true that you cannot have genuine intimacy in marriage without the vulnerability that comes from allowing yourself to be fully known by your spouse.  But that is only half of the equation:  The Intimacy Ideal Knowing he’d need a bride for his Son, God had marriage …

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Help Him Lean In!

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A Wives Only Wednesday Post Earlier this week my Men Only Monday post “Which Way Are you Leaning” challenged husbands to step up and lean into their marriages a little more, to get engaged at a deeper level. Today, I’m addressing wives. For most wives, being engaged and invested in their marriage is not an issue. For …

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Husbands: Love, Lead, and Serve

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The clear scriptural mandate for all husbands is to love, lead, and serve their wives, as Christ does the church. A Men Only Monday Post God designed marriage to be a mysterious partnership, based on Paul’s description of the one-flesh marriage framework described in Ephesians 5: “For this reason a man will leave his father …

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