God has a divine purpose in mind when He calls us to be parents. Dennis Rainey says when he and his wife, Barbara, were first planning their family, he wrongly assumed God was giving them children to raise. But after years of parenting, he realized that the children were to help him finish growing up. Dennis Rainey shares the final installment of lessons learned in 40 years of marriage from a talk he gave to students at Southern Seminary
Marriage was created to be more than a mere social construct. The covenantal relationship of marriage was created to reflect our covenant relationship with Christ. Dr. Al Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, emphasizes the deep spiritual purposes God created for marriage.
In the first few years of his marriage to Barbara, Dennis Rainey made a lot of what he calls “rookie errors.” After celebrating 40 years of marriage, Dennis passes along the first 10 of 40 lessons he learned to students at Southern Theological Seminary to help them avoid making the same errors.
A balanced sex life requires continuous dialogue if you want things to, ahem, work. Silence isn't always golden, says this author. From What Makes Love Last? How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal: Secrets from the Love Lab.