Marriage Archives - Seedbed

Do you have rituals that your family follows? Ben Snyder shares how even small rituals can knit your family together around the things you find important.

The other evening, my husband watched our two-year-old and cooked dinner so that I could lounge in bed and watch Netflix. I wasn’t sick. I wasn’t stressed. I wasn’t threatening an if-you-don’t-help-out-now-I’m-gonna-lose-it melt down. And, without divulging the details of our personal life, on this particular night I know he had no ulterior motives. He was simply being—kind.

Even if your marriage is not struggling, it needs regular maintenance and care! Being intentional and informed is invaluable in caring for marital relationships. Kathy Milans shares five of the books she has found most helpful for nourishing marriages.

Do you remember that mean kid who bullied you in school? Sometimes it seems like we have those people in our lives as adults. Heather Butler shares four thoughts to help you handle the mean kid on the playground of life.

The marriage relationship between a man and a woman is a reflection of a deeper and more profound mystery: the unity of Christ and the church. According to Paul, this unity is for the purpose of Christ making His church holy (cf. Ephesians 5:27). If marriage is to reflect this dynamic between the Lord and the church, we have to conclude that holiness is also an integral part of the purpose of God’s presence and work in the marriage relationship.

Domestic Abuse happens more often than you think. Eunice Lee John shares how churches can respond to abuse and make a difference.

There are life lessons to be learned by other people's stories. We recommend reading Impossible Love by Craig and Médine Keener. It is a story filled with pain, unimaginable hardship, miracles, and a love that would not let go.

Will I ever be healed completely on this side of glory? I don't know. That is why it is essential for me to take daily self-inventory and ask myself what is in the closet of my heart. That is why it is so essential for me to give Christ lordship over the whole of me, including the closet space where it is sometimes uncomfortable to let Him in.

Have you ever faced seemingly insurmountable odds? God still has a plan. Kathy Milans reviews Craig and Médine Keener's book, Impossible Love.

Have you ever wanted a way to intentionally track your prayer life and count the ways the Lord answers you? Heather Butler tells about a prayer wall that changed her family's prayer life.

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