10 Things Every Husband Should Be Doing for His Wife

rings“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her…” (Ephesians 5:25 NIV).

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is work. It takes deliberate effort to follow through on the vows we make on our wedding day. No matter how well prepared we think we are for marriage, we aren’t—not until we begin to walk those vows out. Whether you’ve said, “I do,” recently or you’ve been together for decades, you can count on one thing—your lives will be full of for better or for worse.

So how can you keep your marriage strong in the better and build it back up in the worse? READ THE REST AT CROSSWALK.COM.

*This is the second article in a tw0-part marriage series. If you missed the first, here it is. 10 Things a Wife Should Be Doing for Her Husband.

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10 Things Every Wife Should Be Doing for Her Husband

3ff0e73d3046d0795a666376f6b7f1ea“Then the LORD God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him” (Genesis 2:18 NIV).

Navigating a successful marriage can be challenging. Whether you’ve been together thirty days or thirty years, you’ve probably figured this out. As wives, we had expectations that began way before our man got down on one knee. We had hopes of what our lives as a forever couple would look like. Maybe your dreams became reality. Maybe they didn’t. But I’m guessing, if you’re anything like me, you found what came after you walked down the aisle to be somewhere in between.

Here’s something I’ve learned over the last twenty-six years since I said, “I do.” There are ups and downs in marriage just like there are in life…READ THE REST ON CROSSWALK.COM.

**This is the first of two articles on marriage. Coming up–10 Things Every Husband Should Be Doing for His Wife.

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How to Find God’s Purpose in Your Disappointment

crossA few days after my college-age son relapsed with childhood cancer, I was cooking his favorite dinner and the realization that we were about to go into our second three-year battle for his life slammed me particularly hard. Alek, my middles son, walked into the kitchen, and I asked him to pray for his brother and our family.

My then sixteen-year-old’s reply? “Sure, Mom. I’ll do it for you. But I’m not really riding the God train right now.”

“Not riding the God train?” I stopped chopping vegetables and looked up at him.

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