Working Through Your Holiday Expectations

You’ve probably seen movies in which the following scenario is played out Hollywood style. The relationship of a happy newlywed couple gets severely tested with fights, hurt feelings, and estrangement over family holidays. These happen, only to be wonderfully resolved in 1 1/2 hours! For some couples, such a scenario Read More…

Questioning Christmas Celebrations

Here’s a question: “Why do you celebrate Christmas when the original celebrations actually started as ‘pagan’ parties?” Many Christians are questioning Christmas celebrations and our many traditions. We receive that question every year from curious Christians. As a result, we have given this issue a lot of thought and prayer. Read More…

Surviving Christmas – Focusing Simply on Christ

It’s sad to think that Christmas is something that many people just try to “survive.” But it’s true! For many people it’s a time, which reveals how sad their situation is in comparison to how others live. For them, their task is just surviving Christmas without emotionally falling apart. That’s Read More…

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

The Skit Guys put together this beautiful video. The Skit Guys are an extremely talented comedy team. Their videos, including this one, are featured on You Tube. But in this particular video, the Skit Guys step aside. You will see that there is no comedy acted out. Instead, they allow Read More…

Your Christmas Bell

Below is a Christmas Bell we give as our gift to you. It is provided for you to use in your family/friend gatherings. During this time so many families and friends are getting together in celebration. There are also some of you who are gathering at work, and at church. Read More…

Christmas Tips: Surviving Holidays – Jay and Laura

Surviving the Christmas Holidays This is the third Christmas Tip, which is given by Jay and Laura Laffoon, posted on You Tube. These tips are all about surviving the Christmas holidays. In this particular tip the Laffoons discuss the act of giving gifts. It’s a big part of the Christmas Read More…

Discuss Family Holiday Celebrations with Your Spouse

This is the time of year when it’s important to discuss family holiday celebrations with your spouse. (Of course, this includes family Christmas celebrations, New Years, etc.) Actually, you probably should have done it before now. But if you haven’t already done this don’t delay it any longer. Do it Read More…

Missing the Christmas Message

A number of years ago we wrote a Marriage Message by this same title, “Missing the Christmas Message.” We’re repeating it this week because of its relevance. It’s especially important during this time of the year and beyond to consider the following questions: How many of us miss the Christmas Read More…

He Came to Get Messy

Jesus Came to Get Messy This You Tube video helps us to better understand why Jesus came into this messy world. We invite you to watch it. Essentially, Jesus did not come to this world to enjoy life here. He came with a servant’s heart to be our savior. He knew Read More…

Marital Harmony at Family Gatherings

Christmas is time when multitudes of families from all over the world gather together to celebrate. It’s a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ who came on this earth for our sakes. That should cause us all to celebrate and be joyful. But some family gatherings also include Read More…