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Articles in this category focus on rejoicing in the community of other believers, how to build and nurture community, and how to better reflect Jesus Christ to our brothers and sisters in the faith.

Become Her Fan

Brag about your wife in public. Make a big deal about her. Wear a button with her picture on it. Public recognition tells everyone what you think – especially your wife. Everyone needs a fan; become your wife’s biggest supporter. And don’t do it quietly. Not only is it great for your wife and for […]

Jess MacCallumJess MacCallum

5 Simple Ways to Refresh Your Marriage

Start of school. Check! First round of teacher’s conferences. Check! Navigating the chaos of the Christmas season. Check! Kicking off a new calendar year. Check! You and your spouse have probably had what feels like a million tactical conversations about who was going where and taking whom with them. Take a breath – you’ve accomplished [...]

Lisa BohnLisa Bohn

Tell the Boys When to Leave

Is there anything more annoying and beautiful than a group of men? The loudness, the bodily functions, the need to best each other! It’s somehow tribal and necessary for a man to have comrades and competitors all bunched up together and ready to trample the unsuspecting. Glorious. But it’s your responsibility, Mister, to make sure [...]

Jess MacCallumJess MacCallum

Shut Up and Talk

In some ways, dating has misled us men on this point. Courtship conversations were romantic, spontaneous, exciting, and everything you said was interesting to her. You just knew she was the right girl because she made you feel so “listened to.” Marriage inevitably changes the relationship dynamic, and it is wise to adapt to a different [...]

Jess MacCallumJess MacCallum

Love Purely

I met an older couple at the hospital when I was doing the hospital ministry. I wish I had their picture, but bringing a camera in to take pictures of patients is frowned upon! The husband happily told me that he and his bride had been married for 69 years. He teared up as he told me about his special lady. He still sounded so in love [...]

Kris BridgmanKris Bridgman