Category Archives : Marriage

Strengthen Your Marriage and Family by Identifying This…

I have a dream. Do you have a dream? What’s your dream? Is it to live at the beach?  Or maybe have a larger family? Or maybe you have a dream to have the perfect marriage? (I hate to burst your bubble, but the only perfect marriage out there is the one that will happen […]

My Husband Doesn’t Complete Me…

Marriage is a beautiful gift that God has given us, and many people aspire to being married. My husband and I have talked about how thankful we are to have each other. We recently attended a marriage conference where we heard something taught that concerned us both. The speaker said that his wife completes him. […]

Sharing Your Faith When You’re Unequally Yoked

Years ago I dated a young man who was not a follower of Jesus Christ.  He was very clear with me that he did not believe in God and that he didn’t want a relationship with Jesus.  I had people tell me that I shouldn’t be in a relationship with him because I was “unequally […]

A Call to Courageous Marriage

Dear Newlywed {a call to courageous marriage}

Dear Newlywed, You may have noticed in the midst of the “congratulations!” and flurry of wedding preparations that everyone –young or old, single or married– has a few ideas of what marriage is like. What it can and cannot be. Well, let me just tell you: there’s only One Person who has it right.   […]

Loving Your Spouse During a Loss

The dreaded call came. “Your mom has been life flighted to the hospital.” We weren’t sure exactly what was going on.  We knew she was sick, but we really didn’t know how bad.  When we received the follow-up call a few hours later, I knew we had to go.  My husband’s mom didn’t need to […]

3 Steps to Better Communication with Your Spouse

Jason and Tammy sat on opposite ends of the couch.  Tammy’s arms were folded across her chest, and she didn’t even want to look at Jason. “But you said you were ready,” Tammy blurted out as she fought back her tears. Jason replied, “Yes, I did, but obviously I wasn’t. I thought you were asking […]

How Coaching Can Change Your Life Too

My mind was swirling.  Where would I start?  Where should I start?  I was so overwhelmed by all the thoughts in my mind that I couldn’t focus on any one thing.  I had so many different responsibilities to balance.  How would I focus enough on one that I could accomplish anything? Then I remembered that […]

The Dance of Relationships

Quick, Slow, Slow: The Dance of Relationships 1

“Quick, quick, slow, slow…” “Quick, quick, slow, slow…” Patty whispered to Steve.  “Quick, quick, slow, slow…. That’s it!  Keep going!” Patty was teaching her son, Steve, the basic steps of the two-step dance.  She knew he could learn it, and she found herself thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to teach him.  He wanted to learn them […]

3 Steps to Strengthen Your Marriage During a Crisis

Thirteen years ago today the people of the United States experienced an unimaginable tragedy.  I was in my classroom preparing to teach 6th grade music when I was told that the first tower of the World Trade Center had been hit by a plane.  I sat in shock as the events of the day continued […]

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Spiritual Intimacy in Marriage

6 Steps to Grow Spiritual Intimacy in Your Marriage

Many times my wife and I have set out with good intentions to do activities to keep our marriage growing intimately with the Lord.  Many start with good intentions and end by giving up, getting distracted, or starting something else. . We started our marriage with reading some great devotional type books for young couples-Lifemates, […]