Don’t Let Your Feelings Drive Your Actions

“All of us have undoubtedly made the statement ‘I don’t feel like it’ a number of times. This expression in this particular instance has nothing to do with whether or not we are having a coronary or a migraine. It has to do with something that we need to do Read More…

Living in the Promised Love of Marriage

In your wedding you made a vow to devotedly “love, honor, and cherish” each other until you are parted by death. Those promises seemed so easy to give at the beginning point of your married life together. Your love was fresh and new. But how do you keep these vows Read More…

Resurrected Love in Marriage

There’s a question I’ve had posed to me MANY times. Is it possible to make a marriage work when the love is gone, and all there is left is arguing and bitterness? They’re essentially asking, is resurrected love possible? Does God raise up love, after it has died? I’ve written Read More…

Words You Never Want to Hear

“I love you, but I’m not IN love with you.” If you’ve heard those words you probably just had a very painful flashback. For that, we’re deeply sorry. Those are words you never want to hear, and rightly so. Ten years ago Cindy and I rarely, if ever, heard this Read More…

When Being “In love” is a Distant Memory

Being “in love.” There’s hardly a greater feeling. There is such an emotional high involved that it’s hard to describe it to someone who has never experienced it. It is kind of like trying to explain color to someone who has been blind since birth and has no concept of Read More…

Erasing People From Our Lives – Part 2

I wrote a blog a few weeks ago on the issue of Erasing People From Our Lives. But I just didn’t feel settled that I had covered all that I needed to say on this matter. So, I want to revisit this issue once again. I want to add a few Read More…

Erasing People from Our Lives

I’ve been noticing a lot lately how many people are pushing others away from their lives. They determine that they have no need of certain people. So they eliminate these people’s ability to be able to be a part of their lives any longer. It’s their way of erasing people —at Read More…

When “Love Subsides” – Marriage Message #162

“What happens to cause the death of romantic love for our spouse? Why does this death happen to most of us four to ten years into our relationships? One main reason: We stop doing the things that create deep emotional feelings.” (David Clarke, Ph.D.) Too often when life gets busy Read More…