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New Bride Book!

The Purposed Bride is a perfect companion to your favorite practical wedding-planning guide. From managing your wedding-season relationships and planning the event’s particulars to preparing a life with your fiancé, The Purposed Bride offers a Scriptural principle, Bible-based instruction, a practical activity, and a relevant prayer for each wedding topic. With the help of The Purposed Bride, your wedding will be well on its way to being an intentional, fruitful experience of worship designed in God’s image and in your unique personality.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Guest Post by Kelly Saylor, MACC, LPCA, LMFTA: Preparations after the Wedding Day

by admin on March 12, 2013 in Pre-Marital Counseling, Relationship with 2 Comments

When a couple first meets they need no one to tell them how to pursue or how to respond to their desired mate. The knowledge and the desire are there. Within marriage, we as humans have the tendency to drift toward laziness, and when this enters our marital relationship, it can be very damaging.

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Healing Solutions Counseling Center: Kelly Saylor, MACC, LPCA, LMFTA

by admin on March 7, 2013 in Pre-Marital Counseling, Relationship, Vendor with No Comments

“My name is Kelly Saylor and I am a licensed Christian counselor that works at Healing Solutions Counseling Center in Charlotte, NC. I specialize in working with couples to help them maintain peace and joy in their relationship. I also train counselors and church staff to help them also fulfill the same goal of preparing…continued here

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Guest Post by Reverend Danny Hall: Marriage as a Spiritual Discipline

by admin on May 10, 2012 in Faith, Pre-Marital Counseling, Vows with 3 Comments

Things get tough and we run, if not toward separation and divorce, at least to some form of co-existence that is no real relationship of intimacy. We give up too easily. What if the hard times are gifts from God to form us? What if the commands for husbands to love their wives as Christ loves the church and for wives to submit to and respect their husbands aren’t ideas that are archaic and burdensome, but rather are paths toward deeper and deeper trust in God?

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Receiving Your Spouse

“Bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh” was a way of saying, you were made for me. I desire you as my companion. I am in awe of God’s perfect creation, perfectly created for me. My loneliness pales in your presence. You fill my heart in a way that no other creature does. You are set apart from all the others.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

A Weekend to Remember

by admin on May 3, 2012 in Pre-Marital Counseling, Relationship with No Comments

No matter how solid your relationship with God is and no matter how healthy your marriage is, none of us is invincible.  We all need fortification around our marriages.  We all need to sharpen our forgiveness tools.  We all need to check ourselves daily in order to keep sin from making a home in our marriage relationships.  It is worth the time and money to invest in your marriage.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Guest Post from Reverend Danny Hall: The Other’s Role

by admin on April 19, 2012 in Family, Pre-Marital Counseling, Relationship, Spouse with No Comments

One of the themes we have been looking at in these posts is how our families have played a significant role in shaping who we are. It is such a profound phenomenon that our families even influence how we interpret Scripture.  The familial patterns we have learned provide lenses through which we see the world and process input, even Biblical input. These may be good lenses or they may be bad, but they will nonetheless color how we see things. Because this is true, it is important to do all you can to address it head on.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Forgiveness in Marriage

by admin on April 12, 2012 in Faith, Family, Pre-Marital Counseling, Relationship with No Comments

Marriage is a beautifully messy entanglement of two people’s vulnerabilities. A husband and wife can bring healing and joy into each other’s hearts more deeply than any other person can. But because the core of that intimacy is rooted in transparency, honesty, and trust, a husband and wife also learn the strategy and accumulate the arsenal for how to destroy one another. This is why anger in marriage can be so damaging. This is why we must practice forgiveness and self-control.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Guest Post from Reverend Danny Hall: How the Apple Falls

by admin on March 6, 2012 in Communication, Pre-Marital Counseling with No Comments

It was a beautiful day, and I was enjoying being out with my wife, my son Chris, and my daughter-in-law Lindsay. As we walked along, something came across my radar, and I reflexively made a sarcastic joke about it. Lindsay stopped in her tracks and said, “Now I get it.” A quick-witted, sarcastic humor was one of those things I had passed on to my son. This was part of our regular banter, and the apple had not fallen far from the tree.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

PreEngaged

by admin on February 17, 2012 in Pre-Marital Counseling, Vendor with No Comments

Eric and Heather Viets, at PreEngaged, love working with Christian couples in the pre-engagement stage (serious dating/courting likely leading to engagement) or premarital stage (already engaged) of their relationship. They help couples dig much deeper than other premarital programs available to help the couple really learn about themselves, each other, and the issues that they…continued here

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