What Makes A Marriage Last

Every waking hour of the day, you are faced with “choices” to make, that can either add to the richness of your marriage, or could potentially harm it in some manner. But what makes a marriage last? As you read through the following poem, consider the continual choices that you Read More…

Asking Why During a Stormy Time

Are you asking why during a stormy time in your life? It sure is tempting! At this time my husband and I are going through a horribly stormy time. It’s so very painful that I can’t even put it into words. Oh, it’s not about our relationship —thankfully, we’re fine Read More…

Forgiveness in Marriage – MM #55

This is a difficult subject to discuss because of the sensitivity of what it involves to get to that place. But it is a necessary one because we all must deal with forgiveness. Throughout this message, we’re going to weave together various quotes and scriptures, praying it will minister to Read More…

Forgiveness After Betrayal

Forgiveness is one of the most misunderstood of religious concepts. This is especially true concerning forgiveness after betrayal. Too many Christians try to offer a weak substitute that lacks the power of the real thing. The freedom that comes with forgiveness is a powerful gift. But it must be entered Read More…

DESPITE BEING HURT: Gaining A Positive Attitude

When we’ve been hurt by our spouse (or anyone else) our first tendency is to protect ourselves from ever being hurt like that again. That can be a good instinct. But then temptation enters in to become bitter, and wallow in unforgiveness because of the victimization we feel. Sometimes bitterness Read More…

Forgiveness And Releasing Anger

PLEASE NOTE: Following this article, there is a link to another helpful article posted on this subject. “Sure, I’ll forgive that man, when I’m good and ready,” the wife says as we sit around the table. The man in question sits eyes downcast, speechless before her anger. “If you only Read More…

Freedom From Resentment

The following is a story we could all learn from on letting go of resentment. Ultimately, letting go brings about freedom from resentment. Author Richard Walters, in the book, Forgive and Be Free, tells the testimonial of Tom Norris who had become an extremely bitter man after his wife Bette Read More…

AFTER THE AFFAIR: Rebuilding Trust

I’ve worked with couples who don’t survive infidelity. There are many reasons they don’t. There is one consistent theme, that ran through these marriages. The person who had the affair didn’t commit to be monogamous in the future. S/he never said, “I won’t do this again; I promise.” Some people Read More…