© 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”

Jonathan Edwards, the 18th-century revivalist, sat down at age 17 and penned 21 resolutions by which he would live his life. He added to this list until, by his death, he had 70 resolutions. Edwards didn't casually make New Year's resolutions with an expectation of eventually breaking them. Each week he did a self-check. He regularly summed up how he was doing and sought God's help in the process.

70 Resolutions – Johnathan Edwards

What characteristics are indicative of genuine salvation? Are these characteristics evident in your life? I came across the this list which was useful for me to evaluate the health of my relationship with God.

11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation