Questioning Christmas Celebration – MM #334

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…

Christmas Marriage Tips

There’s one phrase we’ve both said, and we’ve both heard from others repeatedly. It is, “Oh how I wish I would have had that info before now. It would have prevented so many problems!” This includes having Christmas marriage tips that can help our celebration times go a little bit Read More…

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…

Ringing in Christmas Cheer

This is the season for celebrating and ringing in Christmas cheer. We have much to be thankful for, and much to celebrate. This is the time of year where we celebrate the birth of Jesus. We also ring in a New Year. For the past several Christmas seasons we have Read More…

Surviving Christmas – MM #231

It’s sad to think that Christmas could be something that many people try just to “survive”. But it’s true! For many people it’s a time, which reveals all the more, how sad their situation in life is in comparison to how other people live. For them, their task is just Read More…

Christmas Priorities – MM #178

During this Christmas season, we’re seeing people work in deliberate ways to take CHRIST out of CHRISTmas. Great effort is being put forth to make sure there is no room for Jesus publicly —even at Christmas. This is the holiday we’ve openly celebrated for so many years to honor His Read More…

Giving Affordable Gifts From The Heart

The following are suggestions for affordable gifts you can give for Christmas, other holidays, or occasions that won’t break your budget. Our suggestion is to give gifts from the heart. Put meaning and into the gifts you give your spouse and loved ones. On many occasions —it is the thought Read More…

Getting Ready for Christmas – Marriage Message #126

How ready are you for Christmas? What about within your heart? When you’re with others, do they see Christ? How about within your marriage? Do you interact with your spouse in such a way that others, including your spouse, is given the opportunity to see God at work (without your Read More…

Your Christmas Mission – MM #74

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Well, almost. However, with the last few days before Christmas quickly closing in, are you ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus? What about your Christmas Mission? Have you thought about it? It’s difficult to be completely prepared for the flurry that occurs during Christmas and New Years Read More…