Whether the topic is marriage or LGBTQ groups, Thanksgiving or Memorial Day, ON Scripture interprets current events from the perspective of the Bible, and this makes it a valuable tool for people of faith across the country.
Illinois. Hawaii. New Jersey. The list of states recognizing same sex marriage has exploded to 16 plus the District of Columbia. With its surprising c...
The good Rev. Frank Schaefer, a pastor probably not unlike the one I idolized as a child, has been suspended by the United Methodist Church for officiating the wedding of his gay son. It is a blow that, even after nearly a decade away from the church, leaves me filled with anger and despair.
At the time, her answer made me feel sorry for her. At least that's how I took it. However, it was my brother-in-law's impromptu speech during the reception that caused me to rethink things. I realized I had it all wrong.
When I was 19 years old, my father and mother separated for good, after years of going back and forth, trying to make their marriage work. Though 40 may be on the young side for a male midlife crisis, in my father's case it was a perfect storm of circumstances that finally pushed him out the door.
People whose primary reason to marry is other than love -- such as to have children, to have financial security, or for companionship -- generally have longer and perhaps better marriages because their choices were made with a purpose.
People don't cheat because they have been given permission to do it, they cheat for the opposite reason -- because it's wrong.
We can equate the four seasons of our weather patterns to the four seasons of our relationship. Just as someone in Hawaii experiences a different winter than someone in Michigan, so we all experience different levels of the four relationship seasons.
We are both on separate journeys; yet, you will always be within me: I owe part of the woman I am now to you. Without you, I would not have had these experiences. I am stronger, clearer, braver.
You can prevent future endings by being extremely thoughtful about who you choose to marry.
If you want to be happy in your marriage, always be passionate, patient and tolerant. Never underestimate the importance of accepting what your significant other is doing in her or his personal life. Try to see the picture through her or his eyes.
I made my first marriage all about my ex-husband. I tried to be the person he wanted me to be except what he wanted was always a moving target. Guess what? That's right -- after 19 years of tilting at windmills we became just another divorce statistic.
Running into old friends often brings up mixed feelings. Fond recollections. Unfinished business. Bad memories. Petty rivalries. Insecurities. Unrequited love. That's the range of emotions and dynamics in this follow-up film to the 1999 romantic comedy.
I yelled at him and told him he did not love me. Love would not notice the 300 pounds my 5'3" frame carried. Confused, he just stared at me; he knew more than anyone how desperately I wanted and needed to lose weight. He alone knew all my secrets. He heard my disappointments. He hoped for my future.
To create a truly happy, healthy relationship, every couple, of every stripe, should take the most overlooked and under-discussed relationship killers to heart. Here are the six most overlooked relationship killers and solutions to those bad habits.
As a couples' therapist, I've come to realize that people rush to marriage and sometimes get married for all the wrong reasons or they do it way too early. Couples sometimes feel they have to get married because it fits a paradigm of how they see their life.