January 2017

When NOT to "Pray about It"

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“I’ve prayed about it and I feel at peace.” Peace about what? “About filing for divorce.  No—he’s not abusive or neglectful; we just can’t agree about anything.  We fight all the time and the kids are picking up on the tension.  This isn’t what marriage is supposed to be about.  He’s not going to lift […]

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"Quite Contrary" Females

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World subscribers may have read my column in the Jan. 21 issue called “Quite Contrary” (I didn’t pick the title but it’s a good one).  Columns about male-female relationships, especially in marriage, always gets a large response.  None was greater than “Upside-Down Headship” last March, when some men accused me of beating up on husbands […]

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Don't Make Your Husband Be Your Best Friend

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They were such a cute couple.  He was a youth leader at church, and she was his high school sweetheart.  They tied the knot with style: with singing attendants, recorded expressions of love to each other, loads of family participation, and really nice dresses.  About a year after the wedding, I stopped by with a […]

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Happy New Year--Again??

Create in me O God a pure heart And grant a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence And turn not your holy spirit from me                                                 Psalm 51:10-11 The Hebrew word for “create”—Ba ra’—is reserved for God as something only he can do.  It is not mere making, or rearranging […]

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