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When Two Become Three

  • Tue, Sep 1, 2015
Strong marriages don't just happen. They are created over time by intentional effort of the couple. Like the painter's masterpiece, building a healthy marriage requires skill, creativity, endurance, and a working knowledge of the canvas, brush, and paint.
-Ron Deal, Executive Director of FamilyLife Blended

Blended Family

Last week we traveled back east to attend the wedding of our beautiful niece.  It was a simple, yet elegant, family affair with the ceremony performed by the groom's 87-year old grandfather. It was like no other wedding we've attended before. While the brief sermon message talked about God's love ...

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Becoming a Mother-in-Law

  • Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Last week my son married a beautiful young woman.  In the month leading up to his wedding day I started thinking about what kind of mother-in-law I'd be, more importantly what kind God wants me to be.

Me with my family!Unfortunately, just the term "mother-in-law" stirs up some negative emotions-not to mention bad jokes.  In the early years of my marriage, I experienced many of the typical daughter-in-law challenges.  For starters, I married my mother-in-law's youngest son (the "baby") ... and we chose to live on the other side of the country when the rest of her children all lived nearby.  You ...

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Are We Redefining Marriage?

  • Mon, Jun 29, 2015

We cannot sacrifice truth on the altar of "love." We have to be kind, we have to be compassionate, but we have to be truthful.  -Dennis Rainey

Hearing the decision handed down by the Supreme Court Justice last Friday-legalizing same-sex marriage in every state-was disappointing news to be sure, but not unexpected.  In fact, Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine, as well as FamilyLife's Board of Directors, met just days prior to Friday's court ruling to discuss how they would respond.  As Dennis put it in a letter to constituents, "Words matter."

This week on "FamilyLife Today," Dennis and ...

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