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The 2016 Presidential Election Is Over, Now What?

To those who voted for Trump, it is not a time to gloat. To those who voted for Clinton, it is not a time to be bitter. To the believers who “humbled themselves and prayed that God would heal our land”, it is not a time lose our humility and stop praying. According to the … Continue reading

MARRIAGE SURVEY: SUMMARY

I conducted a non-scientific survey asking a diverse group of married couples about marriage. There were a total of 14 questions (listed below, along with their unedited responses).  Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.  Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the … Continue reading

MARRIAGE CONSIDERATIONS: 14 of 14

SURVEY QUESTIONS/ANSWERS (14 of 14): (non-scientific survey with unedited answers) What do you think God wants for a married couple?             – Always put Him first.             – Learn to serve and enjoy Him and His Word together.             – Be faithful to each other.             – Be committed to each other, and to Him. … Continue reading

MARRIAGE CONSIDERATIONS: 13 of 14

SURVEY QUESTIONS/ANSWERS (13 of 14): (non-scientific survey with unedited answers) What are some things husbands want/expect of their wives?             – Be supportive.             – Be an encourager to your spouse.             – When you ask for my opinion, don’t get mad when I give it.             – Take care of household duties (if not … Continue reading

MARRIAGE CONSIDERATIONS: 12 of 14

SURVEY QUESTIONS/ANSWERS (12 of 14): (non-scientific survey with unedited answers) What are some things wives want/expect from their husbands?             – Be the spiritual leader of the home.             – Be faithful (to spouse and to God).             – Be supportive of your wife and children.             – Demonstrate and express love to your wife … Continue reading

MARRIAGE CONSIDERATIONS: 11 of 14

SURVEY QUESTIONS/ANSWERS (11 of 14): (non-scientific survey with unedited answers) 11. What advice would you give a married couple who are thinking about having children?             – Realize they will expose you to others (good or bad).             – Enjoy them and the way they change as they grow older.             – Don’t expect perfection … Continue reading

MARRIAGE CONSIDERATIONS: 10 of 14

SURVEY QUESTIONS/ANSWERS (10 OF 14): (non-scientific survey with unedited answers) What suggestions would you give to two people who are thinking about getting married? – Realize it’s for life; long-term and not just a long date. – It’s not an easy commitment. – Work out things before marrying (responsibilities, etc.). – Develop and maintain good … Continue reading

MARRIAGE CONSIDERATIONS: 9 OF 14

SURVEY QUESTIONS/ANSWERS (9 OF 14): REMINDER: THESE ARE UNEDITED RESPONSE FROM VARIOUS INDIVIDUALS SURVEYED. What are some disappointments in a long-term marriage?             – Have to take care of each other.             – Find that you don’t have the same beliefs.             – Find that the relationship hasn’t grown.             – Find that you have … Continue reading

MARRIAGE CONSIDERATIONS: 8 of 14

SURVEY QUESTIONS/ANSWERS (8 of 14): What are some of the highlights in a long-term marriage?             – Learn you can depend on each other.             – Your love for each other has grown.             – You can see God’s work in your lives.             – Find comfort in knowing that you pray for each other. … Continue reading

MARRIAGE CONSIDERATIONS: 7 of 14

SURVEY QUESTIONS/ANSWERS (7of14): What are some of the most significant changes between        the early years of marriage and a marriage that has lasted 10-20 years?             – Your spouse tends to mellow out.             – Develop better communication with each other.             – Get into more of a comfort zone.             – Develop a … Continue reading