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Fighting the Purity Battle Before & Within Marriage

“Our culture is so obsessed with planning and preparing  for an epic wedding but we don’t do anything to plan  and prepare for an epic marriage.”  – Audrey Roloff In a recent podcast, Jeremy and Audrey Roloff discuss what it looks like to pursue the purity battle before and within marriage. In the same way culture

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MYTH: My Future Spouse Will Complete Me

Loneliness can be one of the most difficult feelings we as humans can experience. For many singles, the feeling of loneliness can be a motivating factor in seeking to find the perfect spouse. However, attempting to find the perfect spouse can drive a person to give up a healthy relationship for fear there is a better person out there. The

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Pope Francis Calls for Universal Sex Education

On Sunday, January 27, 2019, the issue of “sex education” was addressed by Pope Francis at an inflight press conference on his return to Rome from Panama on World Youth Day. According to a recent article by Randy Engel, Pope Francis called for universal “sex education.” Engel’s article outlines why Pope Fancis aims to push sex education so persistently

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Letters to My Future Husband

  “I started writing letters to my future husband when I was 13. Like most girls, I dreamed about what my future husband would be like. At first, my letters included a lot of silly facts about my life and guesses as to how we’d meet (if we hadn’t already!). But as time passed, my heart began

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Initiating Change & Combating Pornography

Accessing pornography is increasingly easy due to technology. The statistics can be overwhelming. Over 40 million Americans are regular visitors to pornography websites. There are 42 million pornography websites totaling 370 million pages of pornography. The pornography industry’s annual revenue is more than the NFL, NBA and MLB combined. It is also more than the

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Divorce Rates Decline in the United States

A recent study found that divorce rates are falling across the United States. According to University of Maryland professor and author of the study, Philip Cohen, the divorce rate in the United States dropped by 18 percent from 2008 to 2016. Many believe millennials are leading the trend. Licensed marriage and family counselor, Marsha Vaughn told WORLD that “several

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Marital Happiness Improves Over Time

A study examining 20 years of data, discovered multiple factors that contribute to long-term marital happiness. Researchers found that a belief in lifelong marriage, high religiosity, shared decision-making and shared housework increased the odds of high happiness and low conflict in marriage. According to new research, marriages that remain together for more than 20 years also experience a

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Implications of Child Behavior in Divorce

According to the Marriage and Religion Research Institute, two national assessments show that parental divorce worsens children’s behavior, decreases life opportunities and increases the risk of morbidity and mortality. A recent study in the Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect also indicates that adverse childhood experiences (like divorce) reduce educational attainment and intimate relationship longevity.

University Honors Students Who Found Love in Elevator in ’72

A recent article published by the Washington Post reports that Philadelphia’s Temple University is honoring a 45-year relationship sparked in a campus elevator. According to the article, Sharyn Rubin and Eric Schlesinger met on move-in day on September 6, 1972, while she was moving in and he was operating a dorm building elevator. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Rubin

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One Woman’s Marital Struggle

In a recent podcast created by Dr. Josh and Christi Straub, the couple addressed the following question submitted by a regular listener: How can I stop feeling wrong and dirty about sex with my spouse? The discussion that ensued was both honest and telling. The woman who submitted the question admitted that she experienced difficulty allowing herself to

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