Loving Each Other Beyond Valentine’s Day

The days after a big romantic event (such as Valentine’s Day) can bring a time of let down. But does this have to be your reality? Do you have to experience a let down in the days and months beyond Valentine’s Day? The answer is “no” (in case you’re wondering). 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…

Your Christmas Bell

Below is a Christmas Bell we give as our gift to you. We’re providing links within it, to assorted downloadable games and ideas, to use in your holiday gatherings. During this time so many families and friends are getting together in celebration. There are also some of you who are Read More…

Thanksgiving in Marriage

This week we’re celebrating a special holiday, which is set aside for Thanksgiving. It’s a special time to pause from all that is going on around us to concentrate on being thankful. Sometimes we have to look harder to find things to be thankful for; but they’re there. We’ve found Read More…

Reducing Stress at Family Gatherings

Are you feeling stress just thinking about the different parties coming up for the holidays? Yes! It’s that time of the year when many families and friends are looking at gathering together for the holidays. There’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and such. Maybe there’s a birthday thrown in here and 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…

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…

Tree Before Thanksgiving? – Modern Marriage Moments

Does your Christmas tree go up BEFORE or AFTER Thanksgiving? In this You Tube Modern Marriage Moment video Brandon and Stephanie “discuss” the question of putting up their Christmas tree before Thanksgiving. You will see that they worked it out after Stephanie surprised Brandon by actually putting the tree up without Read More…

The Christmas Season Can Be Hard on Relationships

Celebrating the Christmas season can be hard on relationships —particularly marriage. This may seem like a strange statement, but it’s true. You would think the opposite would be true. After-all, during the Christmas season you’re supposed to be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ —”the Prince of Peace.” So your goal should Read More…