After the Crying… After Asking Why… Then What?

It was our sixth trip to the ER with chest pain in a little over a year. After open heart surgery plus three stents had stabilized Bette’s heart condition, we dared to believe we were finally done with these anxious trips to the hospital. But there we were again. And Read More…

Marriage Realities – MM #228

This Marriage Message is going to be a bit different from our “usual” ones we compose. Instead, we are going to share with you several quotes concerning marriage realities that come from a book that Jimmy Evans wrote, titled, Our Secret Paradise. Some will be shorter quotes and others will Read More…

5 Disciplines of a Successful Vacation

With so many people taking vacations this time of year, when I read the blog below written by Debi Walter of Theromanticvineyard.com, I asked if we could feature it on our web site. She graciously agreed. So, to help all of us have a successful vacation, consider the following disciplines: Disciplines Read More…

Addressing Misconceptions in Marriage – MM #181

The following is one of the many misconceptions we can grab onto concerning marriage: “A cynic once said, ‘Marriage is like a hot bath. Once you get used to it, it isn’t so hot.’ I take exception to part of that sour skeptic’s point of view. Anyone knows if the Read More…

Expectations in Marriage – Marriage Message #159

If we’re completely honest, we all came into our marriages with unrealistic expectations, which eventually took us by surprise. Even though this can be both disappointing and frustrating, we don’t have to continually live that way. To help us work through these issues, in this Marriage Message, we’re providing some Read More…

Marriage Miracles – MM #138

Do you believe in miracles? How about marriage miracles? We do; we’re hoping you do too. Perhaps you need one of those marriage miracles to happen in your own marital relationship. Please don’t lose hope. “Two thousand years ago, in the midst of a marriage, Jesus met an impossible need Read More…