As 2017 draws to a close, I want to thank those of you who took time this year to read the blog. I started this primarily to force myself to be a more disciplined and consistent writer, but your feedback has been enormously helpful. As of today there have been over 36,000 views of the blog this year – exceeding my wildest dreams! By the way, if you haven’t do so, subscribe to the blog by entering your email in the box you see on the left so that you can get these posts delivered to your virtual mailbox.

Over the next couple of days I want to pull together links to the articles from the past year that mean the most to me personally. First up: various posts about marriage.

The “Mystery” of Marriage – a look at Paul’s understanding of marriage as a model of the eternal plan of redemption.

Love, Marriage, and Commitment – a survey of love songs over the years and what they tell us about the changing understanding of “love”.

The Degrading Plague of Pornography – one of the gravest threats to marriage in our culture.

Marriage, “From Here to Eternity” – placing marriage in the context of eternal realities.

Put on the New Self…In Marriage – applying the description of a transformed life in Ephesians 4 to marriage in particular.

“To Have and to Hold…Until Death Do We Part” – a tribute to two heroic examples of sacrificial love in marriage.

In Sickness and in Health – a personal story about love in the midst of illness.

A Second Look at Mike Pence’s “Rule” – those who believe marriage is a sacred covenant with God take special care to protect it.