By Mark Ellis
Ed & Angie Wright
Ed and Angie Wright founded a successful faith-based real estate company in Orange County, California. But their efforts to grow and sustain Christ-centered marriages through counseling programs they developed provides even deeper satisfaction for the couple.
“When we got involved in premarital counseling, our marriage became so much better,” says Ed Wright, who founded “Marriage by God Ministries” with Angie. In 2000, they volunteered to help with a new premarital couple-to-couple counseling program at Saddleback Church.
By Mark Ellis
Ray & Anne Ortlund
They met in a prayer group at the University of Redlands. As they listened to each other talk to God, the beginnings of a passionate love affair began to stir.
“You can learn a lot about a person’s heart just by listening to them talk to God,” says Anne Ortlund, the popular Christian author and speaker. “The first few weeks we talked to the Lord more than we talked to each other,” she says, referring to the young Navy man, Ray Ortlund, who joined the prayer group with 22 other sailors waiting for their deployment in World War II.
By Penna Dexter
How much divorce is there in the same-sex “marriage” world? It turns out there’s a lot.
The United States’ history with same-sex “marriage” is short, but Scandinavian countries have been at this much longer. A Stockholm University professor of demography found that in Sweden and Norway male same-sex “marriages” are 50 percent more likely to end in divorce than heterosexual marriages.