Marriage: A Covenant Commitment

The illustration in this blog is a bit comical, but it’s also too often true. It’s the sad place where many spouses find themselves in their marriage commitment. They end up looking in all the wrong places for the solutions they need to get past certain issues that are destroying Read More…

A Sacred Marriage – MM #295

To God, marriage is sacred. There’s no doubt about it —not from God’s vantage point! He fully believes in the whole idea of having a sacred marriage. He created it to be that way. It’s important for us to realize that: “A giant thread runs throughout scripture comparing God’s relationship Read More…

Marriage Without a Blueprint?

Why is it that we think that it would be ridiculous to build a house without using a blueprint —an intentional plan, but building a marriage should “just come naturally?” Is the initial love that you feel for each other truly enough to last you from your wedding day, for Read More…

Your Marriage is an Open Book – MM #195

We first became aware that our marriage was an open book in 1987. (We were married 15 years.) It was announced in our church that we were going to be moving to new city to start a new ministry. A young couple came up to us afterward and told us 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…

Love Out on a Limb – MM #44

Several years ago we wrote a poem. Yes, we wrote a poem. It’s not something we usually do, but the words just seemed to flow as we talked about lovebirds, comparing them to couples who are in love. Their love starts out expansive. The whole world is theirs. But at Read More…