How Text Messaging Messes Up Marriage!

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Text messaging: It often interferes with meaningful communication in marriage. How can you tell if text messaging is a problem for you? And what can a married couple do about it? This article by counselor Joshua Waulk appeared first here on his website and is used with permission. (Edited for length–Ed.)   Communication, or a lack thereof, is a common complaint in marriage … Read More

10 Principles for Marriage & Marriage Counseling

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10 Principles for marriage helps couples know what a God-honoring marriage looks like. Biblical counselor Bob Kellemen also includes a link to a one-page PDF document for you to use in your own marriage and with the couples you counsel. These 10 principles for marriage appeared first here on Bob’s website and is used with permission. Gospel-Centered Marriages I’ve done a … Read More

Who’s the Real Problem in My Marriage? Me!

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Who’s at fault in my marriage? It’s me. Pastor-counselor Bob Kellemen shares insights for marriage from one of his favorite mariage books. It appeared first here on Bob’s website and is used with permission. (Edited for space. -Ed.) What Causes Marriage Fights and Quarrels? My wife, Shirley, and I are watching a Paul David Tripp marriage seminar video series based … Read More

3 Premarital Pitfalls for Engaged Couples

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Engaged couples (and their loved ones), please pay attention for the common premarital pitfalls. Address them before you marry. This article by biblical counselor Eliza Jane Huie appeared first here on The Biblical Counseling Coalition and is used by permission. As a marriage counselor, I have seen my share of troubled marriages. While each marital crisis is unique, one thing … Read More

Guilt Versus Guilt!

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GUILT: All of it is not the same. Biblical counselor, professor, and author Robert Jones helps us understanding the differences and why it matters. His article appeared first here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition and is used with permission. Skilled cardiologists make sharp distinctions in diagnosing a possible wide spectrum of heart problems. Skilled counselors as soul physicians must do … Read More

5 Common Marriage Counseling Mistakes

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Counselor, have you made mistakes in marriage counseling? Chances are you have! Here are five common mistakes and ideas on how to avoid them. Guest writer Winston T. Smith is a faculty member at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) and is the author of  Seminary. He has been counseling for twenty years and is the author of Marriage Matters: Extraordinary … Read More

Helping an In-law Accept Your Fiance (or Spouse)

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Helping an IN-LAW: Sometimes parents have concerns about their adult child’s choice of spouse, and they need to show grace. But showing grace can be downright difficult, right? Guest writer Dr. Howard Eyrich shares the issues and solutions regarding prospective in-laws in this article. It appeared first here, on the Biblical Counseling Coaltion website and is used with permission. In … Read More

Must We Argue Again?

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“Must we argue again?” Many women say they don’t want to keep arguing with their spouse or child. Yet they continue arguing! So must you argue? The answer: no. But it almost seems the mouth goes on auto-pilot. Yet God’s Word is clear that the words of our mouth really come from the heart (Luke 6:45). When we argue, what seems most … Read More

DIVORCE: Will This Pain Ever Go Away?

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DIVORCE: Who ties the knot planning to divorce? No one! In this honest, caring post on divorce recovery, Donna Hart, PhD, shares lessons from her divorce recovery seminars. We pray you are blessed. Visit Donna’s website to see more articles in her series (Edited for length. –Ed.) The number one question you are probably asking is: “Will this pain ever … Read More

Date Nights: Do They Help Troubled Marriages?

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Date nights–biblical counselors sometimes recommend date nights to folks who come in for marriage counseling. But do they really help? And if not, what does? Guest writer Joshua Waulk, director of Baylight Counseling, shares his inights in this article that appeared first here at his center’s website and is used with permission. (Edited slightly for length–Ed.) There may be no … Read More