Staying in Love Even After 50 Years of Marriage

Falling in love is easy. People all over the world do it every day. Some people do it repeatedly …and don’t even give it a second thought. But it’s not the “falling” in love that is so difficult. It’s the “staying” in love that truly stands out as remarkable. On Read More…

Staying in Love Even After 50 Years of Marriage

Wow! It’s hard to believe, but Cindy and I, Steve just celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. We got away for a few days to celebrate. That gave us time to sit and share some wonderful memories on how God first transformed us and then our marriage. From that we’ll be Read More…

Mature Love Doesn’t Grow Old

We’ve said it so many times before: marriage is not for children. We’re not talking about just the number of years you’ve been on this earth. We’re talking about “a person who has not attained maturity.” They may be further along in years, but nonetheless, they still act like a Read More…

Inspirational Marriages

Years ago, I (Cindy) read some wise advice that an older woman gave to her son concerning marriage. I remember it to this day. It was great advice. She and her husband had one of those inspirational marriages, but it wasn’t easy to build it to be that way. (Most Read More…

Simple Ways of Connecting Daily in Your Marriage

You take care of everything and everyone else, but do you take care of your marriage relationship? Do you connect with your spouse everyday? You were intentional in connecting together in conversation, spending time together, and such before marriage. If you hadn’t, you probably wouldn’t be married today. But now Read More…

Deepen Your Love for Your Marriage

Wait! What? Don’t you mean deepen your love for your spouse? No. I actually mean we need to deepen our love for our marriage. As I (Steve) was praying about this, God showed me that there is a huge disconnect between the people of God, and God, on this matter. Read More…

The “Mythical Mate” You Married

Here’s an all too familiar scenario: You “fell in love” with your spouse before marrying. But then sometime AFTER marrying, you look at him or her and wonder, “Who IS this person?” He or she is totally different from the person you thought you married. It causes you to wonder: Read More…

The Marriage Box Myth

There is a marriage myth that few people know about before they marry. (We sure didn’t!) But spouses NEED to recognize it. That’s because the health of their marriages depend upon it. We’re talking about the Marriage Box Myth. It’s a myth we fell into and then climbed out of Read More…

Creatively Reframing Our Marriages

What if the fairytale story of Cinderella and Prince Charming would have been true? Do you think that after they married they would have “lived happily ever after?” It’s a nice thought. But in reframing this “love story” the answer probably would be “NO.” The “happily” wouldn’t be forever if Read More…

Love is Fragile – Handle with Care

The title of this Marriage Insight is “Love is Fragile — Handle with Care.” We came upon this title after reading something that psychologist Jean Lush said in a radio interview. In this interview she talked about spouses who fight with each other in toxic ways. We’re guilty of doing Read More…