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Merry Christmas, everyone!

I’ll be signing off the blog for a little while to spend some time with my family (especially now that my older daughter is home for a few weeks!). My column will still be up this Friday, but I won’t be back until the New Year.

One of the things that I’ll be thanking God for over this Christmas season is the tremendous blog community we have here. I’m so thankful for all of you who comment and send me encouraging emails. I appreciate you, and you make me smile!

And I’m so blessed that God has used this little blog to help marriages. Pray that Google continues to bring me favour, so that when desperate people are searching for advice about sex, marriage, and even what to do with a porn addiction, they end up here and not somewhere gross.

We have so much to be grateful for this Christmas season, and one of the things that I often think is that Jesus left perfection to come and walk on earth with us. He experienced sickness (without the benefit of Advil or Kleenex), and He experienced loneliness, and He experienced death of those He loved. He really does understand.

And the Christmas season offers us new hope–that life will not always be like this, because He came and made a way so that we could know God intimately.

“Emmanuel”–God with us. That is what Christmas is. God with us. A God who understands, a God who wants to be intimate with us, a God who wants to change us from the inside out.

No matter where you are in your marriage right now, I pray that you will experience “God with us” Emmanuel this year. And I pray that He will give you hope–hope for your marriage, hope for humanity, and hope for the world to come.

Merry Christmas, everybody!

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