7. Marriage – a personal story

Sam and Rach testify to the blessings of marriage

We’ve been joyfully married for 8 years, and we’d like to share some of the ways we’ve been blessed by our marriage. I (Sam) didn’t get married until I was 30, so there were a fair few years where I lived out of my family home as a single man.… Read more.

5. Sex and Marriage

Far from being boring, those who are married have more and better sex

In a society which is obsessed with sex and which often portrays commitment-free sex outside of marriage as exciting, many people come to believe that having sex with the same person for years on end is boring and unsatisfying. As Christians we know that God intends sexual intimacy only to… Read more.

4. Married couples are happier

Studies show that married couples are generally happier than those co-habiting or single

Everything and everyone whom God created is described as good in the first chapter of Genesis. In striking contrast God declares that ‘It is not good that the man should be alone’ and in response He made him ‘a helper fit for him’. God speaks with perfect wisdom. So we… Read more.

3. Marriage Increases the likelihood of staying together

Statistics show that married couples are more likely to stay together than couples who are just cohabiting

In the previous articles we have looked at the benefits of marriage to the couple who are married and to any children they may have but of course many people would argue that cohabiting would give the same benefits and as a result many people see marriage as unnecessary or… Read more.

2. Children benefit from married parents

How marriage can help children to flourish

Are they healthier and happier? In general, research shows that children do best in life when they grow up with both their biological parents, and this is most likely when those parents are married (there will be a future article looking at how marriage increases the likelihood of couples remaining… Read more.

1. Married people live longer and healthier lives

Numerous studies on the relationship between health and being married show the evidence is overwhelmingly positive in favour of marriage

There have been numerous studies over the years which look at the relationship between being married and health. Here is a small selection: A recent study in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found that being married reduced the risk of Type 2 diabetes and this was the case even if… Read more.

A young person’s review of “Challenges to Living God’s Way”

A personal review by Anna (age 19) of our recently published book for young people and why she found it helpful

This book may be aimed at young people, but it certainly doesn’t shy away from dealing with big issues. Starting from the firm conviction that God’s Word is essential for understanding the truth about how we are to live, Chris and Liz offer a refreshing picture of a life not… Read more.
A young girl looking over a landscape.

A child of divorce – the loss of my father

My parents’ divorce has left repercussions rippling throughout my life, even up to this present day.

…the Lord your God goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 This verse has meant a lot to me growing up. Why? Because my parents divorced when I was 7 years old and I have not had a good father in my life since… Read more.