A Marriage Carol

Most of us have read the story of “A Christmas Carol.” But there is also a book titled A Marriage Carol, written by Chris Fabry and Gary Chapman that I hope every married couple will read. It’s a great read —one you may even want to give to others as Read More…

What Makes A Marriage Last

Every waking hour of the day, you are faced with “choices” to make, that can either add to the richness of your marriage, or could potentially harm it in some manner. But what makes a marriage last? As you read through the following poem, consider the continual choices that you Read More…

Tucking Away Good Memories

I’ve been a bit nostalgic today. I Skyped with my friend Debi, who lives a long distance away from where we live. We talked about our husbands and family —all good. We also were talking about good memories we’ve had. But we also talked about living so far away from our Read More…

Everyday Choices – I Choose Us

“I choose US.” This is a simple phrase packed with a powerful lifestyle message—especially for those who are married. I heard it repeated twice in a movie that my husband Steve and I were watching the other night. And each time it caught my attention. I Choose US! One time Read More…

Tearing Down Sinful Strongholds – MM #183

The marital relationship is supposed to be a place where your feelings are safe with your spouse. “Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness” and the like are to be shared with one another. We are to live with each other in such a way that the love of Read More…

Are You and Your Spouse Drifting Apart?

“We just drifted apart.” That’s something I’ve heard over and over again from different spouses (especially ones who are trying to justify divorcing). My answer to those who give the drifting apart line is to tell them, “Then do what it takes to drift back together.” I say that because it Read More…

Television: The 23rd Channel – MM #83

In whatever you do, be it watching television, or getting caught up into any other type of entertainment, remember: “Everything is permissible” —but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible” — but not everything is constructive. Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.” (1 Corinthians 10:23-24) How Read More…

Making a “GOOD” or a “GOD” Choice to Marry

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. (Galatians 5:25) Deciding who you will marry is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. In a kingdom courtship, the primary reason for marriage should be the conviction that a particular match is Read More…