Don't dump the gunnysack

If you’re in any relationship, you know what it means to be hurt by something that is said or done—or something that isn’t said or done.

Say it, don't store it

My wife and I went to a marriage counselor a number of years ago to get some help. He came back with a stinging diagnosis: We were “pretenders.”

Choose to love

Have you ever noticed that 1 Corinthians 13 tells you two things about what love is: Love is patient, love is kind. (13:4a) And it tells you five things regarding what love is not:

Secret to a growing marriage

Does choosing to lose come naturally to us? No way! Most of us struggle. We love to win, and we go to great lengths to avoid second place.

He gave us to each other

If choosing to lose inside your marriage relationship makes you feel a little nervous—if second place isn’t natural for you—I have great news:

Marriage is for losers

Dr. Kelly Flanagan, a clinical psychologist and writer, wrote a blogpost titled “Marriage Is for Losers.” In it, he wrote, “If marriage is going to work, it needs to become a contest

Be the first loser

When I was young, people would ask me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My first answer was the traditional fireman. Then, during adolescence

From tell to show

I have one question that—if asked every morning and lived out every day—could cause the most stagnant marriages to grow again.

Ordinary, everyday love

A traditional Christian song resonates with a chorus reminding us, “They will know we are Christians by our love, by our love.” Others know we belong to Jesus

Thaw a marriage

A while back I read this tweet from a teenager: “My love life will never be satisfactory until someone runs through an airport to stop me from getting on a flight.”

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Telling the Truth is an international on-air and online media ministry that distributes the teaching content of three uniquely-gifted Bible teachers—Stuart and Jill Briscoe, and their son, Pete Briscoe—to help people know Christ and experience Life in all its fullness.

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