Marriage took a big hit in 2013 when the United States Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was ruled unconstitutional. In cultural and human terms, the miracle of a man and woman becoming one has been redefined by much of the world. Today’s young people face a wide range of images and definitions when it comes to understanding what a healthy “marriage” is meant to be. Not surprisingly, I find a lot of couples battling confusion when it comes to living out a Christ-centered covenant in a contra-Christian world.
Happy anniversary Marriage Monday!
As I celebrate FIVE YEARS of blogging this week and FOUR YEARS of Marriage Mondays, I remember when I wrote my first Marriage Monday. I never planned to do it so long, but every time I receive a private email, message, or phone call about a need or a post or a prayer request, I know I need to keep setting aside Mondays for marriage on Come Have a Peace. It’s one small way I can use this small space in the blogosphere to encourage people to keep striving for life as one. And I do invite you to send an email, message, or make a phone call if I can encourage you. This topic is close to my heart, and it’s a privilege when I can be a cheerleader for another couple.
I truly believe life as one is no easy task; it’s only possible with God’s truth, help, and power. After more than 23 years of marriage, I also truly believe it’s worth it and does (NO kidding) get better the longer you live it. The best way to defend marriage is to live out the best one we can.
So here’s a look back at some of the Marriage Mondays of 2013.
A Recap of Marriage Mondays 2013
- Avoid a false start: January
- Marriage according to Countess Grantham
- Fifty Shades of Temptation
- How to be a perfect wife
- Fresh tips from old people
- Half-time & Husbands
- Are wives scared of single moms?
- How to love a sick man
- How to resurrect a marriage
- The secrets to surviving tragedy in marriage
- 10 marriage moves for strong kids
- Is his work stress eating at your marriage?
- Porn parasites in marriage
- Spiritual warfare: Satan in your marriage
- Let it go moments in marriage
- Discontentment in your marriage?
- The groggy wife tells all
I’ve got some exciting things planned or 2014 as we continue the Marriage Monday tradition. If there’s ever a topic you’d like to hear about or a question you have, feel free to send me an email.
“‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife,and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh.” (Mark 10:7-8)
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