How to Apply and Integrate Your Identity in Marriage Troubles
Staying in an unrelenting and difficult marriage can really take a toll on your sense of identity, making you feel as if you don’t know who you are apart from what you do. People often try to fix this problem by doing more or different things—like exercising more so that you feel and look better.…
Losing Your Identity When Marriage Gets Messy
When messes and troubles continue unabated in marriage for any length of time, it’s easy to not just lose your way, but also lose your identity. If and when this occurs, you will invariably experience more marriage messes and disorientation. One main reason you’ve lost your sense of identity is that you’ve constantly poured yourself…
Marriage’s Definition and Purposes According to the Bible
Even though our country and world continues to hotly debate what defines marriage, the Bible settled the issue for Christ-followers long ago. It began with the very first people—a man and a woman—that God joined together in a one-flesh covenant in the Garden of Eden. If you’re not a Christ-follower, then you probably don’t believe…
What Men Fear about Opening Up And Linkup
Today I want to continue to unpack the results of the “Men and Openness” survey by looking at question #5 … What do you feel you need to overcome in order to be better able to identify and share your feelings? (I allowed the men to choose all that applied) 70.49% – My fear of…
Resisting God because You Feel Pressured?
This week I’m tackling another way we let our spouses control us … “Resisting spiritual pursuits because your spouse is cramming them down your throat.” The spouse who has been pressured by his/her spouse in this way often “reacts” rather than “responds” to this situation. The distinction is an important one. A “reaction” is letting…
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