Category Archives: Marriage

Interview with Sharon Norris Elliot at SoCal Christian Writers Conference

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Protection Against Abuse–Part Two

Tolerating abuse does no favors for the abuser because it prevents him from truly confronting the consequences of his sin. God is deeply angered by husbands who harm their wives when they are supposed to lay down their own lives … Continue reading

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Protection Against Abuse–Part One

When it comes to domestic violence, Christians are too often the least informed and the most ready to judge the victims, instead of showing them mercy. God designed marriage as a partnership between two different people who are both equal … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence Happens to Christians, Too

I recently returned from a large women’s retreat. The main speaker was a best-selling Christian author from a nationally recognized ministry, so the retreat drew about four hundred women from all over the United States and several foreign countries. Nothing … Continue reading

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Thank You, Blue Ridge Bible Church

As soon as we arrived in Kansas City, Stewart and I were welcomed into the home of Pastor Scott Sundin and his wife, Kelly.  It was great to reconnect with them, since they are long time friends whom we had … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge Bible Church Marriage Seminar

Join Rebecca and Stewart Bruner this Sunday, October 9, 2016 for a two-session marriage seminar at Blue Ridge Bible Church in Kansas City, Missouri. In the first session, Stewart and Rebecca will discuss the important role God designed marriage to … Continue reading

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How to Battle Back-to-Back: Pray Together

This week, I had two wisdom teeth pulled. As wisdom tooth removals go, I know I had it easy. Both were fully “erupted,” as they say in the dental biz, and came out without a lot of yanking. When you … Continue reading

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How to Battle Back-to-Back: Practice Forgiveness

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:32) Forgiveness. Every child of God knows it’s essential. We all know that, in Christ, we are the recipients of God’s … Continue reading

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How to Battle Back-to-Back: Offer Encouragement and Recall Truth

Today, we are going to look at two closely related ways of battling back-to-back: offering encouragement and recalling the truth. When our circumstances become overwhelming, the enemy attempts to blind us to the truth. Discouragement takes hold. Soon we forget … Continue reading

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How to Battle Back-to-Back: Speak Blessings

Yesterday, I talked about the importance of giving thanks for the people our spouses are today, instead of continually fantasizing about who we might wish they’d become. While it is essential that we focus on the things in our marriages … Continue reading

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