Christian Marriage

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“Great marriages don’t happen by luck or by accident. They are the result of a consistent investment of time, thoughtfulness, forgiveness, affection, prayer, mutual respect, and a rock-solid commitment between a husband and a wife.”

Christians often wonder why their marriage isn’t what they dreamed it would be. They believe that God put them together to love and support each other and make each other happy. Instead, they find themselves feeling that they are constantly attacked and criticized, and that their spouse doesn’t care.

Marriage inevitably brings out the worst

If you fight all the time, does that mean God isn’t at the center of your marriage? I believe the answer is that you’re being given an opportunity to get there. Marriage inevitably brings out the worst in each partner. No one finds it easy to live with another person and make decisions together.

God isn’t surprised when our most unchristian traits come out toward our partner. If that is happening to you, it doesn’t mean you’ve failed and your marriage is doomed. It means the two of you have an opportunity to look at yourself and your relationship, to do what it takes to grow closer to each other and to God.

Christian counseling can help

Christian counseling can help strengthen your relationship by finding out why the two of you fall into unpleasant behavior and where you get stuck. In Christian counseling, you can find your closeness again, grow to trust, and learn to communicate with kindness.

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To learn more or make an appointment for Christian counseling, call Frances at (336) 218-9040 or email

Are You Seeking Christian Counseling For Your Marriage?

When a couple requests Christian counseling from me, I use my Christian point of view in combination with the practical principles I learned in my relationship training. Christian couples already believe in values such as love, faithfulness, honor, honesty, and selflessness. I help them discover what is keeping them from living out those values, and I help them learn to grow together.

Frances Patton Therapy