When Spouses Grieve Differently

If you are married any number of years you will encounter some kind of tragedy that will rock your world together. It could be a serious illness, death of a child or another family member, losing a job, your home… the list goes on. And when this happens you are Read More…

Finishing Well – Ruth and Billy Graham – MM #309

There aren’t as many good examples of married couples who are finishing well, in their life mission together in marriage. But Ruth and (Evangelist) Billy Graham are one of those rare couples. When his wife of 64 years went home to be with the Lord, this is what her husband, Read More…

Fixing Irritations That Come Between Us in Marriage

“Isn’t it usually the day-to-day, wash-the-toothpaste-down-the-sink, close-the-toilet-seat kind of irritations about living with someone that can drive us crazy? It’s funny, but you can love someone deeply and still become easily bothered by the simple act of sharing space with them.” (Kristine Carlson, from book, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff in Read More…

How Attention Deficit Disorder Could Affect Marriage

“Attention Deficit Disorder is not a disease, and people who have it, are in no way ‘sick.’ It is a difference —a big difference —in the way the brain handles information. While most people think in a one-thing-at-a-time way, the Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) person takes in everything at once. Read More…

The Phone Call – Modern Marriage Moments

Here are a few thoughts to prayerfully consider AFTER watching The Phone Call with Brandon and Stephanie: We can see that this phone call skit demonstrates something John Lavendar wrote: “There are two hindrances to good communication in marriage that must be overcome: the bad habit of lazy listening and Read More…

Good, Bad Or Just Different?

Those many, many differences that you start to see in your spouse after you marry, can be extremely frustrating! How could he or she be so different from the person you thought he or she was before the wedding? Are those differences good, bad, or just different? Dr Emerson Eggerichs, author Read More…

The Porcupine Marriage

Do you find that you and your spouse sometimes throw verbal barbs at each other, when you’re upset? Sometimes do you or your spouse hurt each other, even when that was never the intent? That’s called “The Porcupine Process.” It can also make yours a porcupine marriage. Dr Steve Stephens Read More…

Working With Differences in Marriage – MM #337

“People have one thing in common: They are all different.” (Robert Zend) Yes, Indeed! And after we marry, we see those differences cause all kinds of problems. The problem is, how do you marry your differences and pull together as husband and wife —to “cleave together” in partnership? Working with differences Read More…