Emptied… The Way to Live Within Marriage

I love the description on the back cover of the book, “Emptied… Experiencing the Fullness of a Poured Out Marriage.” It reads: “Emptied is a way of life. It’s not about trying harder—it’s about thinking differently. Only when you are emptied of your own self-focused motivations can God pour new Read More…

The Spouse with the Hammering Attitude

Have you ever picked up an attitude and used it in a way that has pounded away at your spouse, almost like swinging a hammer? It’s called having a hammering attitude. Sadly, I have to confess that I sure have done that to my husband more than a few times. Read More…

Lazy Marriage: You Are What You Do

Are you living in a lazy marriage? A while back we received a marriage tip from relationship expert Mort Fertel that got me thinking on this issue. Here’s what he wrote: “Have you ever heard the phrase ‘You are what you eat?’ This catchy slogan from the fitness industry reminds Read More…

Are You in Alignment?

“The problem they have going for them is that they aren’t in alignment.” That’s what I heard one woman saying as she was pointing out the reason another couple was fighting so much. Afterward I thought, “Wow! That’s spot on… she’s right.” They’re both turning their ears, eyes, and attitudes Read More…

Do You Cherish Your Spouse?

Do you treat your spouse as if you cherish him or her? This is the question that was addressed on a Focus on the Family radio program with author Gary Thomas. Gary wrote the book titled, Cherish: The One Word That Changes Everything for Your Marriage. And he’s right. It Read More…

Attitude and Effort

Last week we attended a graduation ceremony for 11 new recruits for our local fire department. It was extremely moving to see these guys all lined up on the platform, having gone through a rigorous training time, then taking an oath, pledging to serve and protect and helping those who Read More…

For a Marriage That Lasts – MM #330

Have you ever wondered “what couples do right” that can help to make a marriage that lasts? We have. We’re continually looking to find answers to that question. It’s a matter of finding what it takes to help couples unite in their marriages, survive, and thrive in today’s world. We Read More…

Do You Hear Your Spouse Correctly? – MM #298

Do you hear correctly, as it pertains to what your spouse is trying to say to you? The saying goes, “God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason. He wants us to be better prepared to listen than to speak.” That sure goes along with the Bible Read More…