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Six Things Submission Is Not

Six Things Submission Is Not

  What is submission not, according to 1 Peter 3:1–6? When I preached on this passage probably twenty years ago, women in my church found this question really helpful because we bring to the text presuppositions from our experience. You might hear submission means six or seven things, and five of those sound horrible to […]

5 Ways Midlifers Sabotage Themselves In The Workplace

5 Ways Midlifers Sabotage Themselves In The Workplace

A funny thing happened on the way to retirement: Things got uncomfortable at work. While age discrimination in the workplace is real, some older job-seekers self-sabotage in ways like these: 1. They resist all change. In today’s world, disruption is seen as the key to business success. Companies are focused on innovating, trying out new ideas […]

What It’s Like to Have No Real Friends

What It’s Like to Have No Real Friends

If you were to look at my Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, it would seem that I have lots of close friends — but the truth is, I’m one of the loneliest people I know. I don’t have a significant other, I don’t have many friends, and my weekends usually consist of solo Netflix binges and gossiping with […]

17 startling things that are killing your sex drive

17 startling things that are killing your sex drive

  f you’re unhappy with your sex life, you’re not alone. Sexual problems within marriage are one of the most common fights couples have; but yet there are so many reasons sex is critical to a marriage.If you are having a hard time ever being in the mood, consider some of these factors. They might […]

Is It Time to Leave Your Relationship?

Is It Time to Leave Your Relationship?

The following is an excerpt from my newest book, The Karma Queens’ Guide to Relationships: I’m a firm believer in making things work. I was married for nearly 30 years and endured the turbulence that all relationships experience in time. Divorce is always a valid option, but many times, people jump straight to it too […]

14 Questions To Ask Yourself If You Want Deep, Lasting Love

14 Questions To Ask Yourself If You Want Deep, Lasting Love

People talk about falling in love as if we don’t have a choice as to when or where we fall. But we do. Friendship is the key to a lasting love, right? So why aren’t we trying to fall into friendship first? The “falling in love” model of romance is misleading anyway, because love is […]

Say “I Love You” in 54 African Languages

Say “I Love You” in 54 African Languages

We say “I love you” all-year round to friends, family, and significant others, but Valentine’s Day is provides an extra-special occasion. Take the opportunity to say “I Love You” in one of these languages from Africa’s 54 countries   Afar – spoken in Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia: ko kicinio Afrikaans – spoken in South Africa, […]

The secret of good sex

The secret of good sex

Saying ‘I love you’ during sex is the thing that is most likely to make you and your partner feel satisfied. A study has found that talking about love whilst in bed beats foreplay and wearing sexy lingerie to ensure you have a good time. Some 75 per cent of satisfied men said ‘I love […]

25 Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples

25 Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples

Is it more important to love … or to be loved? Most of us would agree with George Eliot’s words, “I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.” Valentine’s Day is the occasion when you can experience both. We asked FamilyLife Facebook friends and e-mail readers to share […]

A Much-Needed Reality Check for People Over 50

A Much-Needed Reality Check for People Over 50

I’m a big fan of hope. I’ve stood on the edge of some grim and horrific precipices, and managed to avoid falling into them because of hope. I’ve experienced injustices and cruelty, and survived, even thrived, because of hope. But hope does intersect with reality, and sometimes, reality needs to win. Back in my most […]