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What women want

Marriage | Tinder profiles, professional matchmakers, noodle-soup dates. … Why is finding love still so complicated?
by Sophia Lee
Posted 7/23/18, 11:17 am

When a friend told me she was spending $5,000 on a professional matchmaker, I gawked at her and didn’t understand. I was surprised that modern-day matchmakers exist, but was even more surprised that my friend—let’s call her Emily—would have a hard time dating.

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Houses divided

Marriage | What happens when an abusing spouse refuses to repent?
by Sophia Lee
Posted 5/15/18, 03:48 pm

Ever since I started working on a feature article on domestic abuse, I have been mulling over the topic of repentance: What does it mean? How does it look? In a situation as destructive as spousal abuse, should the abuser refuse to repent, is that grounds for divorce in God’s eyes? 

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Hidden violence

Marriage | Spousal abuse is a widespread sin that many churches ignore at their—and their members’—peril
by Sophia Lee
Posted 5/10/18, 11:01 am

On Jan. 27, 2015, T—to protect privacy we are using only an initial—emailed leaders of her nondenominational church in western Washington state: “I’m asking for HELP! I’m desperately asking for help.” She said her husband had abused her with threats, lies, blame-shifting, and manipulation throughout 24 years of their marriage. She felt lost, afraid, broken.

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