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Growthtrac seeks to provide realistic, challenging and practical insights into healthy Christian marriage. We offer hope and help to our readers through practical how-to pieces; interviews; humorous articles; true-life, dramatic stories of couples dealing with major life challenges; thoughtful essays; and couple profiles.
We begin with the premise that marriage is a life-enhancing gift from God. We are solidly rooted in biblical truth, but our approach to sharing that truth is somewhat different from other Christian sites. The principles we communicate — lifelong commitment, sexual fidelity, mutual sacrificial love, mutual respect — are taken from Scripture, but we use everyday language to communicate those principles.
We recognize there are a number of legitimate models for successful and God-honoring marriage; therefore, we avoid dogmatic, legalistic advice. While we want to show how God’s grace and redemptive power can work in our readers’ lives, we also recognize that staying married in today’s culture can be a difficult and complex challenge. The answers aren’t always easy — but God sees us through.
We want our readers to “see” themselves in the articles we publish. Our readers are busy raising kids and juggling jobs . Many of our readers are newly-married or engaged to be married. Our readers are concerned with finances, communication, church involvement, time management, parenting, sex, conflict management — everyday, nitty-gritty issues. Rather than presenting an idealized portrait of marriage and family, we work hard to present a realistic image of life that makes our readers say, “Yes, that’s how it is with us!”
Writers who can communicate with freshness, clarity and insight will receive serious consideration. We are looking for writers who are willing to candidly speak about their own marriages. We strongly urge writers who are interested in contributing to Growthtrac read several of our articles to become thoroughly acquainted with our tone and slant.