A Great Marriage is About NOT Compromising

People are forever saying that one of the keys to a happy marriage is learning to compromise. And in the sense in which that’s usually meant, that’s true. But in another, deeper sense, it’s also true that the key to a happy marriage is learning to never compromise at all. We all know that central to our [Read More...]

Should She Return to Her Abusive Ex-Husband, Who Found Christ?

(Update: All the posts of this series have been collected into one piece, Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships, and How to Defeat Each One of Them.) To those following it, I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to my series, 7 Reasons Women Stay in Bad Relationships. I’ve been under [Read More...]

Women Nearly Killed by Abusive Husband Tells Us Her Story

(Update:  Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships, and How to Defeat Each One of Them is now available.) Here’s an email I got that’ll just about tear your heart out. The author hopes it helps any woman now living in the sort of abusive relationship she managed to escape. Hi, John. I am still [Read More...]

Woman Just Abused by Husband Writes In

(Update: All the posts of this series have been collected into one piece, Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships, and How to Defeat Each One of Them.) I’ve recently been writing on 7 Reasons Women Stay in Bad Relationships. Yesterday morning, in response to What Others Might Think: Reason #3 Women Stay in Bad [Read More...]

Women in Bad Relationships: Eve’s Curse Isn’t Yours

(Update: All the posts of this series have been collected into one piece, Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships, and How to Defeat Each One of Them.) It’s now time to write about the third reason I listed for why women stay in bad relationships, which is that it can be so embarrassing to [Read More...]

Another Testimony of a Christian Woman Who Divorced Her Non-Christian Husband

  Here’s another Christian woman who responded to my post, Christian Marrying a Non-Christian? Marriage: FAIL, by writing in about her marriage to a non-Christian. At the end of her letter I ask a couple of questions to which I welcome your response.   Dear John, It’s really late and I’m really tired, but I [Read More...]

From a Christian Woman Whose Marriage to a Non-Christian Failed

I thought worth sharing was this reader’s response to my post, Christian Marrying a Non-Christian? Marriage: FAIL : I am a Christian who was married to an atheist; after twenty-two years, we are now divorced. I understand and agree with a lot of the dissenting comments made to John’s post. However, ultimately I agree with [Read More...]

Top 10 Signs I Might Be Gay

1. If while talking I was ever forced to sit on my hands, it’s a certainty that within one minute I’d dislocate at least one of my shoulders. 2. I think Judy Garland is the greatest female singer in the history of women breaking the heart of the universe with the raw emotionalism and stunning [Read More...]

Letter From an Atheist Married to a Christian

"me you" words written on torn and stapled paper on white

I get lots of questions asking about atheists marrying Christians. I have an atheist friend who is married to a Christian, so I asked him to address this issue. Here’s what he wrote: I’m a bona fide marriage expert. Not because I have some fancy Ivy League degree hanging on my wall, nor because I’m [Read More...]

Top 5 Challenges of the Newly Married

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