When My Husband Said ‘No’ to Aborting Ou...
I never expected to have another baby, period. Much less another baby who isn’t healthy. And even more, another baby who “should be aborted.”
Sick and Tired? Don’t Take It Out on Your...
If absence makes the heart grow fonder, being sick and tired together sucks the fondness right out. But this quarantine means we're stuck in this together.
When Your Spouse Suffers with Chronic Pain
Every morning I wake up wondering if it’ll be another day of doctors, supplements, tears, and doubts for my spouse who suffers with chronic pain.
I Am a Married Single Parent
I am still legally married. But all the things that a marriage typically brings, especially in the world of parenting, do not exist in our marriage.
7 Truths to Remember in Troubled Times
Concerned about economic, political, racial, and moral instability in our culture? Disheartened by struggles in your personal life? Here’s what to focus on when the ground shakes beneath your feet.
Marriage Always Turns Out Different Than Exp...
My wife's suffering taught us that marriage can bind our hearts together in an unconditional love that our human emotions could never manufacture on their own.
Face Your Blitzes With Confidence
When you face hardships, it helps to know the truth about God’s peace and sovereignty.
Surviving Tragedy: A Couple’s Story of Hop...
After the fire, Gary and Rachele Lightsey wondered how they could go on.
Is It Okay to Divorce a Spouse With Alzheime...
A marriage marked by unshakeable commitment is a beautiful picture of Christ's relationship with the church.
How Firm Is Your Foundation?
You may not understand why God allows you to experience sorrow or hardship, but you can cling to the truth of His Word.
A Fiery Trial on 9/11
After Brian Birdwell was injured in the attack on the Pentagon, he faced a long road to recovery, with the help of his wife, Mel.
After a Failed Pregnancy: Our Road to Better...
Emotional and spiritual recovery involved several key spiritual decisions.
Angels Dressed in Black
How many times has God used catastrophes in our lives to redirect us from a path of self-destruction?
Whatever circumstance in your life you are facing that requires perseverance, find the will to keep going.
Feeling His Tears
I realized that by lying in bed, sick and unable to accomplish anything, I was actually achieving what I wanted most.
Praising God in the Midst of Misery
The advice that initially angered me eventually turned my woe to worship.
Surprised by Miscarriage The Helplessness Hu...
The loss of our first baby taught my husband and me some powerful spiritual lessons.
Staying Strong in the Midst of Suffering
Suffering has certainly not been a stranger to the Rainey family.
The Amazing Story of John and Donna Bishop
How do you explain the concept of marriage to a husband who doesn’t remember you and doesn’t even know what marriage is?
When Your Spouse Is a Survivor of Sexual Abu...
With your patience and understanding and God's help, it is possible for your spouse to return to normal and healthy sexual and emotional function.
When Life Gets Tough(er)
Caring for Joe’s mother was a challenging addition to the other pressures in our family.
When Life Doesn’t Seem Fair
Circumstances, events, and problems may not always appear to be "fair," but they come from our loving Father. And He can be trusted.
We Know That Life Is Short
It’s a strange feeling to spend a day wondering if you’re at the end of your life.
Weathering the Storm of Job Loss
When you’re on the other side looking back, how do you want to have handled it?
A Year-Long Season of Suffering
Barbara and I learned that without a plan and the inner resources to move through problems, a marriage will flounder.