January - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/emotionally-intelligent-men-have-better-marriages In a long-term study of 130 newlywed couples, Dr. John Gottman discovered that men who allow their wives to influence them have happier marriages and are less likely to divorce.
February - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/marriage-is-more-than-your-wedding-day The day of marriage is not the end of the story, but the beginning. It brings into creation a brand new infant couple, pledging to learn the art of marrying their individual lives into one combined, married, maturing life together.
March - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/uncle-buddy-something-new Uncle Buddy shares about a season of prayer he was having and how God specifically spoke to him.
April - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/pain-or-promises Do we believe that His power can overcome our circumstances? God honors faith, but He also honors honest desperation. Call out to Him today and expect a miracle. Also, don’t forget to share what He has done for you, so that others can see His goodness.
May - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/the-name-of-jesus5338572 The name of Jesus not only refers to who He is, but is also refers to His purpose. "Jesus", broken down into the original language, literally means God saves, rescues or delivers.
June - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/christians-and-mental-telepathy Is it good for Christians to have mental telepathy? To taken from my experience in counseling missionaries, this post answers that question. This was the most popular post for the year 2017.
July - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/forgiveness-is-needed-in-marriage Being able to forgive one another teaches us to love each other and those around us in a more godly way, and it helps us to become more sensitive to the effects of our actions on others. In short, it makes us better husbands, wives, parents, friends, co-workers, and people.
August - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/step-dads-dont-do-these-three-things Research from the journal, Families in Society, found three important indicators that are certain to create higher levels of step parenting issues and lower levels of relationship satisfaction.
September - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/uncle-buddy-fruit-bearing Uncle Buddy on fruit bearing says, "Now here is the secret of bearing much fruit, and it is in the words of Jesus: "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you""
October - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/uncle-buddy-a-few-things-that-prove-depravity Uncle Buddy unequivocally proves that depravity is the common condition among humanity.
November - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/upheld For the fourth time, Uncle Buddy is a reader's favorite and will continue into 2018. In this post, Uncle Buddy says, "Beloved, there is no safer place in this world than to keep in God's hands, there is nothing so dangerous as to get out. Let us have an understanding that we will allow our gracious heavenly Father to place His blessed protecting hand beneath us and uphold us. I will join you at the throne and meet you at the marriage supper and rejoice with you forever, and then while eternity unfolds we can rejoice together."
December - www.ironstrikes.com/blog/the-house-of-christmas This poem by G.K. Chesterton was a holiday favorite of our readers.