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Sex Is Like Rose-Colored Glasses

There are plenty of reasons why sex should remain within marriage.  Sure, there are the traditional arguments of unwed pregnancy, STDs, and getting a “reputation” (whatever that means these days).  I agree that those are problems, but relational impact is a more persuasive argument. For instance, here’s something I’ve noticed:  Love is blind. Okay, I’m …

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Verbal Self-Control in the Bedroom

I am loud. In the first few years of our marriage, my husband and I lived in apartments — sharing Pringle-chip thin walls with some of our neighbors.  Our newlywed years were filled with unmitigated vocalization.  For all I know, the neighbors were thinking every time they saw me, “War is quieter than you.”  Then …

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Love Is Not Self-Seeking & Other Inconvenient Truths

It’s daunting to realize that all of those scriptures about how we should treat each other and demonstrate love apply to marriage.  Sure, I want to “bear with one another” when discussing worship changes with a friend I see once a week in Bible class, but bearing with my husband when he forgets for the …

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Does Your Sex Life Need Coaching?

Whether you’re an aspiring Olympic athlete or a nascent little leaguer, the only effective way to improve your game is through good coaching and practice. It’s true with anything in the physical realm. If I step away from this keyboard, drop down, and attempt 100 push-ups, I will likely collapse somewhere between push-up number 29 …

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