Thanksgiving Leads to Grace Living

Thanksgiving is a time to especially sit back and be thankful for all God has given us. Even in the little things, we’d best not take them for granted, but in “ALL things give thanks.” In 1 Thessalonians 5:18, we’re told to “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is Read More…

Nitpicking

Nitpicking. I’ve been there and have done that WAY too many times. Have you? I wish I could say I haven’t and that I won’t again. But as a sinner (someone who does things I shouldn’t), I probably will. I’ll keep fighting against it though, because I know it’s wrong. Read More…

Love Accepts Many Imperfections – MM #241

Is there some small habit your spouse does that really irritates you? And then to make matters worse when you tell them how much it bothers you, they still do it? It can really be frustrating to live with someone under those conditions! Even so, love accepts many imperfections. If Read More…

Women Win at Lost and Found – MM #225

Cindy and I (Steve) believe that being able to laugh at ourselves and situations is important in marriage. It draws spouses closer together. And so we’re going to share something that we believe will make you laugh. Go ahead. Share this with your spouse. You can then laugh together. It Read More…

Dispensing Encouragement to Your Spouse

A number of years ago, President John F. Kennedy made the following statement, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” If we reword this challenge in our thinking, as it pertains to our marriages, perhaps we may be onto to something. Read More…

Grace to Fulfill Roles in Marriage – MM #219

Within this Marriage Message, we will be discussing the roles that we each play within our marriages. We acknowledge that the term “roles” is not a popular one in today’s world. But in this Marriage Message, we will be pointing out the role of being an encourager within our marriage. Read More…

We Find What We Look For in Marriage – MM #209

What do you look for in marriage? Are you looking to live your life with your soul mate? “An enduring marriage requires possibility thinking, elasticity, and resilience. It needs continual attention and adaptation. It requires a shift in interest as our partner’s interests shift. Marriage, to remain good, involves a Read More…

Decoding the Male/Female Language – MM #125

Do you feel like you just can’t understand what your spouse is saying, or thinking? Do you wish that you had a decoding device to translate these mysteries? It would be nice, but even if you did have one, you may find the following to be true: “Even if a Read More…

Being Dispensers of Grace in Marriage – MM #2

In our frailty as human beings it’s easier to see the “speck” in our spouse’s eye, rather than the “log” that is in our own. Even so, we should never neglect to give the grace (unmerited favor) to our spouse that we expect our spouse to give to us. It’s Read More…