Peace on Earth and a Peaceful Home

As people all over the world are turning their eyes and activities towards Christmas, we often hear the angelic phrase repeated, “Peace on earth and goodwill to men.” But what about experiencing peace within our homes? Isn’t it to be our goal, to have a peaceful home, or at least Read More…

Call a Marriage Peace Conference

We’ve heard it said, “We live in perilous times.” No one can deny that, no matter where you live in the world. Unfortunately that can be said about a lot of marriages as well. Many of them become staging areas for dramatic battles between husbands and wives, exploding into unhealthy Read More…

Peace and Good Will in Marriage

Before you read this Marriage Insight ask God to show you what truth may be in it for YOU concerning peace within your marriage: “Peace on Earth; Good Will Toward Men” (from Luke 2 account of Jesus’ birth) is one of THE most used phrases this time of year. In Read More…

Are You a Stir Stick – Stirring Up Trouble?

As I was reading in my devotional this morning, The Word for You Today, they talked about the enemy of our faith being called an “accuser of our brothers.” (That includes sisters too, I’m sure.) The point was made how people can also be accusers. They’re always stirring up trouble. Read More…

Responding the RIGHT Way – MM #262

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death” (Proverbs 14:12). This “death” can be a spiritual, physical, or even a relational death. If we keep doing that, which kills any chance of us continuing on in relationship, that’s exactly what Read More…

Happy Wife’s Day!

HAPPY WIFE’S DAY! Yes, I know that in the United States, we just celebrated Mother’s Day on Sunday. But for some moms it was a painful day for one reason or another. However, my husband Steve came up with an idea that kind of can take the sting out of Read More…

Marathon Arguing

Is marathon arguing a bad habit that you and your spouse have gotten into? However, it has been said, “A woman has the last word in when arguing. Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.” Hmmm, probably, yes, could be. Sometimes the situation is Read More…

Calling a Marital Truce – MM #121

Are you and your spouse arguing to a point where it is becoming, or is, unhealthy? If so, you should consider calling a marital truce. “The saying goes that opposites attract—and then attack. Nowhere is this seen more than in marriage!” “Why are smart people so dumb? Why do otherwise Read More…

General Guidelines For Making Peace With Your In-Laws

People on every side of the in-law question ask for guidelines for relating to each other. The following have been gleaned from many sources through the years. 1. Don’t complain to your spouse about the person to whom you have trouble relating. It won’t help for you to complain about Read More…