'Duck Dynasty' couple recounts marriage journey at SWBTS event

 
Alan Robertson, eldest son of Phil and Kay Robertson on the TV series "Duck Dynasty," spoke alongside his wife, Lisa, in conjunction with Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's Art of Homemaking Conference. "Our marriage was forged through the fires of pain" for the first 15 years, Alan said in the seminary's MacGorman Chapel during the Oct. 27-29 sessions. "And now, after 32 years [of marriage], we can both say with confidence what we could never say before: We would go through everything we've ...

Gary Thomas' new book explores how to cherish marriage

 
Marriage expert and best-selling author Gary Thomas remembers a time more than 30 years ago when a man spoke "hard truth" into his life. "'Gary, I'm praying that God will make you and your girlfriend miserable,'" Thomas recalled, "because it wasn't a wise relationship. And I hated him for saying it. He said 'Gary, there's something better in store; don't settle for this.' And [my girlfriend and I] broke up, and it's good that we broke up. And today ...

Saeed Abedini files for divorce from Naghmeh after legal separation

 
Formerly imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini has filed for divorce from his wife, Naghmeh, nearly 10 months after she sought legal separation from him, the two revealed on Facebook. "My heart is deeply saddened to be sharing the news that Naghmeh and I will be divorcing," Saeed Abedini posted the evening of Oct. 5. "She has been my wife of 12 years and she will always be the wonderful mother to our amazing children. While we have experienced struggles, she, along with my children, ...