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Jonathan Edwards, the 18th-century revivalist, sat down at age 17 and penned 21 resolutions by which he would live his life. Each week he did a self-check. He regularly summed up how he was doing and sought God's help in the process.

The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards

© Arto – Excerpted from the Focus on the Family broadcast “Friendship or Flirtation: Danger Signs for Couples” featuring the Rev. Dave Carder. 19 Dangerous Behaviors Saving topics of conversation for your “special friend.” Sharing spousal difficulties with your friend (e.g., “My husband (or wife) never … “). Allowing the […]

What Adulterers Want You to Know About Protecting Your Marriage

Divorse & blame
Divorce and remarriage is too big a topic to deal with in a short blog piece. My basic view, for the record, is that divorce is allowed only for sexual immorality (Matthew 5:32) or if a non-Christian partner abandons you (1 Corinthians 7:15). However, forgiveness and reconciliation are to be sought at all costs even when there has been adultery. I do not accept other reasons for divorce (separation – yes, divorce – no).

Divorce and “Blame”

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Sometimes little decisions are much bigger than they may appear at first glance. Let’s say that my boss at work wants me to stay back late, but it’s Bible study night. Should I go to Bible study? Or should I stay at work? It seems to be rare that someone would fall away from the faith by making a one time decision that Christianity is not true. Usually people drift away from the faith, slowly.

Little Big Decisions – sweat the small stuff