Making Decisions As God Would Have Us

“Like Abraham and Sarah, we can choose to follow God’s leading when making decisions.” That statement (written by Dr David Clarke) is SO true! It’s a decision I often ask God to help me to keep in mind. I want to go the wise, godly way, above any other. I’ve Read More…

Working Through Your Holiday Expectations

You’ve probably seen movies in which the following scenario is played out Hollywood style. The relationship of a happy newlywed couple gets severely tested with fights, hurt feelings, and estrangement over family holidays. These happen, only to be wonderfully resolved in 1 1/2 hours! For some couples, such a scenario Read More…

Revising Expectations to Fit Painful Realities

They say you get what you expect. But then what do “they” know anyway when it comes to expectations? Launi expected to be married happily ever after. It didn’t happen. Tammy, Jackie, Martin, and Len expected their partners to be faithful. They weren’t. Bob and Dave expected their company revenues Read More…

Your Personal Ten Marriage Commandments

Everyone lives by a set of rules rarely spoken, but always known. [They are kind of like unwritten, unspoken marriage commandments and expectations you didn’t know were in place.] These unspoken rules become more vocal when our spouse “breaks” them. This became painfully obvious to us when we visited our Read More…

Where’s Your Focus?

The other day my husband and I were watching the TV show, “Little People, Big World.” It’s a type of reality show with the Roloff family, with some of them being little people, and some not. I haven’t been watching the program as much lately because the husband (Matt) and Read More…

The Critical Spouse – MM #273

Are you dealing with a critical spouse? Do you feel like you can’t do anything right because your spouse points out all that he or she believes you are doing wrong? When we first marry, we would never think that we would be in that place. We’re sure our love Read More…