Deconstructing the “Perfect” Christmas to Make it REAL

Have you been striving to create a “perfect Christmas” for everyone to the point that it’s causing more problems than blessings? We confess that we have been there in the past. In our pursuit of excellence, we’ve sometimes gone overboard. And it just doesn’t work. It’s exhausting, and it’s frustrating 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…

Ready for Christmas?

Are you ready for Christmas? Is this too early for you; or are you one who gets ready for Christmas earlier, rather than later? No matter what the timing, we hope you try to cut down on the stress of preparing. That’s NOT what Christmas is all about. Decorating, preparing 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…

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…

Should We As Christians Celebrate Christmas?

When Steve and I first received Christ as savior, we were naïve, to say the least. We thought that all Christians celebrate Christmas. After all, “Christ” is in the name. But we were wrong. Through the ministry outreach of Marriage Missions we have heard from a number of Christians who Read More…

Reduce Marital Tension This Christmas

Actually, we should title this Marriage Insight, “Reduce Marital Tension This Christmas, AND Beyond.” That is what we’re hoping you will do. If you haven’t reduced the tension yet, hopefully this can be a new beginning. We confess that throughout our marriage we’ve found ourselves battling with this situation. We Read More…

Money Tips for Married Couples

With the Christmas holiday coming, a lot of people are laying down some serious money to buy their loved ones all kinds of gifts. Sadly, many more are going into serious debt to pay for it later. And pay for it big time they will! That’s why we thought this Read More…