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…

Facebook and Inappropriate Relationships

I have been a Facebook user for over 2 years. I thoroughly enjoy connecting with everyone and daily I visit Facebook to catch up on what is happening in the life of family, friends, followers and other partners in ministry. Facebook in and of itself is amoral. But because we 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…

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…

Marital Boundaries With Friendships

A long time ago, the Lord made my husband and me aware of the importance of guarding our hearts and our marriage. This includes being careful of the friends we allow ourselves to get close to —whether it is of the same sex or opposite sex. If there is any Read More…

Prodigals Affecting Marriage

Prodigals affecting marriage can truly be a difficult problem. When we think of a prodigal, we think of a wayward person —someone who lives life contrary to the way God would have him or her live. I was surprised when I looked up the definition because it was a lot different Read More…

Year End Reflections – MM #180

As we are closing out the “old” year and welcoming in the new, we reflect upon what we have lived through in our marriage and this ministry. And most importantly, we are reflecting on what we have learned through, which we could pass onto you. The following will be some Read More…

Working Towards Marriage Success – MM #127

For those of you who like “lists” as a way to succeed in life, you’ll like this weeks Marriage Message. Men especially like lists because we equate success with being able to check off each item. This list in particular centers on things you can do for marriage success. We Read More…

Ta Da! Look Who You Married

“Man, can this guy preach!” I thought to myself as I sat listening to my new pastor expound on the book of John. He was like no other speaker I’d ever heard, and I found myself awed and inspired by his ability to share God’s word. I hadn’t heard anything Read More…

Friendships and How They Influence a Marriage

What a difference a friendship can make! Friends can be intrusive and invasive, or welcoming and positive, depending upon the quality of friends they decide to be to you. Keep in mind, concerning friendships that: “Our world is much larger than our immediate family. And we cannot pretend to be Read More…