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Episode 105: True Love is Not a Feeling

“I just don’t feel like I love him anymore.” “The feeling isn’t there.” “I’ve fallen out of love with her.” Sad and unfortunate statements like this happen frequently in marriage counseling sessions the world over. But the…

True Love Is Not a Feeling

"I just don't feel like I love him anymore." "The feeling isn't there." "I've fallen out of love with her." Sad and unfortunate statements like this happen frequently in marriage counseling sessions the world over. But the problem with…

Respect Your Wife and Love Your Husband

Love and Respect, by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, is a very helpful book for marriage counseling. It describes the Crazy Cycle and the Energizing Cycle. It recommends the C-O-U-P-L-E and C-H-A-I-R-S acronyms. And it does all of this based upon Ephesians…

Good Works By Example

The Way Paul Ends His Letter to Titus Paul ends his letter to Titus by restating the theme of good works, which he repeatedly emphasizes throughout. The blunt reality of church ministry is that Christian disciples do not automatically volunteer…

Love is the Purpose of the Command

Identifying the Command Paul wrote two letters of training and encouragement to a younger church leader named Timothy. At the outset of his first letter, he explains that "the purpose of the command is love" (1 Timothy 1:5). But what command…

Married 72 Years

According to The Economist, "the average length of a marriage before a divorce in the mostly rich countries of the OECD [is 13.6 years]. Italians stick it out longest (perhaps because formal separation is lengthy and expensive). Americans,…

Episode 80: Counterproductive Compassion

If you had a special ability to know in advance how people will respond to your kindness, would this stop you from doing kind things for the people who will respond unfavorably? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider a special moment from…