The Ministry of Marriage Preparation

By S. Clifton and Jane P. Ives
The phone rings. You hear the excitement in Peggy’s voice as she announces her engagement to Phil and asks you to perform their wedding ceremony. You check your calendar and … read more

Discipleship and Marriage

By David Lowes Watson
It is to peace that God has called you. Wife, for all you know, you might save your husband. Husband, for all you know, you might save your wife. 1 Corinthians 7:15, 16 (NRSV)… read more

Home Improvement (Four-Part Sermon Series)

By Doug Stockton
Everybody knows their house needs regular maintenance to keep things in good repair. But we sometimes fail to recognize how much our homes need spiritual maintenance. “Home… read more

Marriage Prep Programs and Policies

By Richard A. Hunt and Jane P. Ives
On a hot summer day, a young couple knocked on the pastor’s door and asked, “How long will it take for you to marry us? We already have our license.”  A bit … read more

When Spouses Clash on Giving

By Jeff Anderson
For over a decade I have been talking with folks about their personal financial giving. Among the most common questions I hear is, "What do I do when my spouse and I are not on… read more

Biblical Marriage: A Look at Love, Respect, and Submission

By Jessica Miller Kelley
When I heard that Rachel Held Evans was calling her husband "master" for a week during her “Year of Biblical Womanhood,” my first thought (forgive my gutter-mind) was… read more
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