Protecting Your Marriage

“Most people don’t think twice about insuring their home or car or things that are valuable. They don’t think twice about installing security measures like screens and alarms. But what about protecting your marriage? What can you and I do to protect our marriages?” (Dale Harcombe) We have to confess Read More…

Guardrails to Guide in Marriage – Andy and Sandra Stanley

In this YouTube video Pastor Andy and Sandra Stanley talk about the need to put up guardrails —warning systems you put up within your marriage. Andy starts out by giving the definition of a Guardrail. It is “a standard of personal behavior that becomes a matter of conscience.” In other Read More…

How Well Do You Encourage Honesty?

Do you encourage honesty when you argue with your spouse? Truly? That may seem like a different type of question to ask but it’s relevant. “When presented with the truth about something that had been concealed, many spouses think only of punishment. They cry, scream, hit, and threaten. And all Read More…

Marital Boundaries With Friendships

A long time ago, the Lord made my husband and me aware of the importance of guarding our hearts and our marriage. This includes being careful of the friends we allow ourselves to get close to —whether it is of the same sex or opposite sex. If there is any Read More…

The In Law Tug Of War

Do you feel like there’s a “tug of war” going on between you and your spouse, your parents, and your in-laws? And do you feel like somehow you’re caught in the middle? This in law tug of war can be a serious one. When you marry, you can’t imagine getting Read More…

Guidelines When Traveling and Dealing With Associates

In some work relationships, traveling with opposite-sex associates may be necessary. If you are a subordinate scheduled to take a business trip with a superior, here are a few things to remember. [Please note: Most of this can also be applied if you’re traveling with a business associate —even if Read More…

HEDGES: Loving Your Marriage Enough To Protect It

NO ONE THINKS HE NEEDS MARRIAGE HEDGES UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE. Sexual immorality hits frighteningly close to home. Without being aware of the need to protect ourselves against it, we are vulnerable. Not long ago I reminisced with several old friends. What a shocking disappointment to discover that every one Read More…