Are Your Friends Helping or Hurting Your Marriage?

Several years ago we wrote a Marriage Message titled, “Are Your Friends Helping or Hurting Your Marriage?” We featured this topic because we heard from so many spouses where their friends were hurting their marriages. They didn’t know what to do. We’re revisiting this matter again (and updating what we Read More…

Your Friends Influence Your Marriage

Your friends influence your marriage probably more than you realize. That’s what we’ve seen, at least. Some friends influence their friends for the good, and others negatively influence their friends. We may think of them as our friends, and perhaps they might have been at one time. But if they Read More…

Choosing a Marriage Friendly Counselor

We understand that not all of you have a wide selection of counselors available to choose from when it comes to getting help for your marriage. But we want to caution you on something. Please know that all counselors are not “marriage friendly.” Some may be good counselors for many Read More…

Sympathize and Comfort Friends, But Be Careful

It’s important to comfort friends who are going through a tough time and do for them what you believe Christ would have you. God cares for those who are hurting, and so should we. But it’s important to be careful that your care for them doesn’t take you places you Read More…

Let No One Separate You

I heard a Focus on the Family radio interview on October 8 and 9, 2015 that spoke deeply to my heart. The title was, “God Used Our Friends and Family to Save Our Marriage.” It was an interview with Jeremy and Tiffany Lee (Tiffany is popularly known as the singer, Read More…

Strengthening Marriages of Others – MM #365

With all of the worthy causes in the world, why should you spend your time and talents to help in strengthening marriages? Cicero gave a good answer some 2000 years ago. He said, ‘The first bond of society is marriage.’ We believe Cicero had it right. Marriage is the foundation Read More…

Steps to Building a Safe Support System

“If you are going through a lonely time because your spouse isn’t there for you, we know how you feel and want to help you get the support you need. Since we didn’t reconcile for almost two years, our support systems became our lifelines. We are convinced that without godly Read More…

Helping Troubled Friends’ Marriages – MM #312

How much help should you give a friend whose marriage is in trouble? You don’t want to give more time and energy than you can afford to give. This is because you want to keep your own marriage healthy and strong. But you also don’t want to give less either Read More…

Denying an Affair Could Happen – MM #200

Drink water from your own cistern, and running water from your own well. (Proverbs 5:15) What God has put together, let no man put asunder. (Mark 10:9) There’s no denying that those two scriptures pretty well sum up God’s position on being involved intimately with anyone other than your spouse. And there’s Read More…

Don’t Be a Divorce Pusher

Don’t be a divorce pusher. What do we mean by that? No matter what your friend or relative or anyone else is going through in their marriage, don’t try to encourage them to divorce. Divorce is a decision that is between them and God. By encouraging them to divorce, you Read More…