We love listening to Dr. Ravi Zacharias on the radio. He has the most beautiful accent. And his messages always make us think, stretching our mental muscles with his intelligence. I’m not sure why it took us so long to read his book on marriage. Maybe because the title led us to believe it was [...]
In the book Sacred Marriage Gary Thomas asks, Thomas challenges readers to look at marriage in a different light. To view it not as a romantic or self-fulfilling industry, but rather, as a practical way to live out the Christian faith. Romantic love is often what draws couples together, and that is fine, but there needs [...]
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matt 6:33, ESV) What if we based our search for a spouse on seeking first the kingdom of God? What if our criteria for entering into a dating or courting relationship was not based on how we felt, but [...]
My precious daughters, You are so little right now, so entirely captivated by the joys of childhood. It is hard for me to imagine you as young women, grown and lovely and looking eagerly toward romance and marriage! Yet I know that time is coming for each of you, more quickly than I can grasp at [...]
I was eighteen when my oldest brother married. He didn’t have to look far for a wife. After working, traveling and establishing a business, he turned around and asked my best friend to be his. We always laugh about their story. How they only dated for like, two days. How he proposed in front of [...]
Three weddings in less than five years left me with more than beautiful dresses to hang in my closet, more than the ability to converse knowledgeably with brides-to-be, empathy for bridesmaids at every wedding I attend, and random advice about holding bouquets. My experience as a bridesmaid changed my Jane Austen view of love.
As a wedding planner, one of the first questions I tackle when talking with a client is “When are you getting married?” Often there are significant factors to consider, such as housing to prepare, schedules of extended family, or even a cross-country move. But I often encourage brides to consider another important factor: the timetable [...]
With a title like The Meaning of Marriage, this book promises a lot. And it doesn’t disappoint. An indepth study of marriage and how it refines and grows us, this book by Timothy Keller and his wife Kathy is neither a relational self-help manual nor a feel-good book. It sets truth and fact squarely against [...]