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Surviving in a Difficult Christian Marriage: Excerpt from a New Book

One of the things I love about Elisabeth Klein Corcoran is her willingness to write honestly about a taboo topic: brokenness in Christian marriages. Like, the kind no amount of praying or pleading or marriage seminars or counseling has seemed to make a dent in. Her new book, Survivingin a Difficult Christian Marriage, released on […]

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Suzanne and David Burden: “We have not less submission in our marriage, then, but more of it.”

Today’s Equally Yoked post is from my sweet friend Suzanne Burden. “So I told him I am in a mutually-submissive marriage,” I said, commenting on a response to a fellow-student in my seminary class. My husband pulled the car up to the yellow lines as he prepared to drop me off at the door of […]

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Divorce in the Church: “I literally asked Jesus to end my life because, in my mind, I could not end my marriage.”

Divorce is one of those topics we don’t really like to talk about in church. We all know people who have been wounded by divorce, and we all know people who have been wounded by staying in an unhealthy marriage. We know that the Bible speaks against divorce, yet we also know that God allowed […]

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Christy and Jim Hammer: “About a year after the divorce, I began praying for forgiveness for my past mistakes, and for a Christian husband.”

Today’s Equally Yoked post is by Christina Hammer. Every day, even if I only acknowledge it only when I lie down to sleep at night, I find myself very grateful for my husband of over 21 years. Yes, we’ve had our share of ups and downs, and I think it’s only fair to let you […]

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Dayna Taylor: “We are doing this together, and figuring out what balance looks like by God’s grace.”

Today’s Equally Yokes post is by Dayna Taylor. It originally appeared in Christians for Biblical Equality’s (CBE) Arise E-Newsletter on 9/6/2012. If you’re not already subscribed to Arise, you should sign up! I grew up in a traditional home and church where the ideal was that the mother nurtured and raised the children as well […]

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James-Michael Smith: “’Guarding our heart’ doesn’t mean keeping it from getting broken.”

Today’s Equally Yoked post is an excerpt from James-Michael Smith’s book Dating Discipleship: Essays on dating, romance and singleness for followers of Jesus. When it comes to the Old Testament, many (if not most) Christians know that it’s important and part of Inspired Scripture…but aside from random stories about headliners like Moses, David or Abraham, […]

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Jessi and Todd Clemmer: “Jesus doesn’t feel ‘threatened’ by his Bride; in fact, he told her she would do ‘even greater works’ than He.”

Today’s Equally Yoked post is from Jessi Clemmer. “You, Todd, will speak something…and you, Jessi, will speak something…but your one-flesh will also communicate something very powerful itself.” These were the words spoken to us by a wise, prophetic, older gentleman, as he was encouraging my husband and I in our partnership-style ministry.  It struck me […]

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Tim Fall: “Families that don’t talk about money are more likely to end up in a legal dispute.”

In today’s Equally Yoked post, Tim Fall talks about money and decision-making. Cabaret has that wonderfully avaricious song, Money, Money: Money makes the world go around The world go around The world go around Money makes the world go around It makes the world go ’round. A mark, a yen, a buck, or a pound […]

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Jada and Jon Swanson: “One of the greatest gifts we have given each other is the gift of dreaming BIG!”

Today’s Equally Yoked post is by Jada Swanson. To my husband, my love, my partner and friend, In just a few days, we will be celebrating 14 years of marriage, partnership, and teamwork. Where have the years gone? Sometimes, it feels as if we’ve been together all of our lives and at other times, merely […]

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Eric and Lauran Kerr-Heraly: “I often wish Lauran would simply submit to me. I am right about the toothpaste.”

Today’s Equally Yoked post is from Eric Kerr-Heraly who is, it must be admitted, right about the toothpaste. I should have known that we had not chosen the path of least resistance when we were dramatically kicked out of the Department of Transportation. We had entered the DOT like we had entered marriage, full of […]

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Caris Adel: “A Letter to My Daughter, On Marriage”

Today’s gorgeous Equally Yoked post is written by Caris Adel, to her daughter.  Dear A~ How can I give you advice on finding a husband, when how I found mine was exactly what the christian dating books say will happen, but with which I completely disagree? I’m aware that the beginning of our story sounds […]

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Timothy and Amanda Swanson: From the Patriarchy Movement to Equal Partnership

Today’s Equally Yoked post is from Timothy Swanson. I first became acquainted with his writing when I read a brilliant article he wrote on the connection between the Christian Patriarchy Movement, which he experienced first-hand, and white supremacy. I was duly impressed, and I think you’ll love his writing too.  When my wife and I […]

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Dorothy and Christopher Greco: Defying Gender Boundaries “The wounds created by twenty-some years of disapproval still oozed when we walked down the aisle.”

I was lying on the cold basement floor eight months pregnant, repairing the heater when I had an epiphany—ours was not a typical marriage. My husband felt no compulsion to rescue me or take over. He actually finds my willingness to embark on such repairs charming. He’s also relieved because he hates fixing things. His […]

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Ryan and Sally Stauffer: “Unanimity, not authority, should be the principle upon which we base our marriage constitution.”

Today’s Equally Yoked post is from Ryan Stauffer. Enjoy! I pulled the thermometer out of Sally’s mouth and looked at it. 103.1°. “That’s it. We’re going to Medstat,” I said. It wasn’t a question or a suggestion; it was an order. I knew she’d have given the same order if our roles were reversed, because […]

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Valerie and Kyle White: “If there is only one way to serve God in our relationships, then why did God create people so differently?”

I’ve had a lot of fun getting to know Valerie online. I mean, as if it wasn’t weird enough that she is the musical the mom of four boys, going back to school for ministry in her thirties (WHOA!), she actually grew up less than an hour from where I live! So we really could […]

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