Dangerous Assumptions

This blog is titled “Dangerous Assumptions” because some assumptions that we hold onto can be dangerous to our marriages. They can tip them over into the “warning zone” where sometimes survival is questionable. Others are not dangerous, but helpful. Please let me explain. There are some assumptions or judgment calls Read More…

Wishing For Another Chance

How many times have you wished for a “do-over?” I’ve sure wished for my share (perhaps a thousand times and counting). And sometimes I’ve been able to have one here and there, but many times not. That’s when I’ve wished with everything in me that I could have another chance. Read More…

Thanksgiving Leads to Grace Living

Thanksgiving is a time to especially sit back and be thankful for all God has given us. Even in the little things, we’d best not take them for granted, but in “ALL things give thanks.” In 1 Thessalonians 5:18, we’re told to “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is Read More…

Life Is a Gift

There’s a picture hanging in our home that says, “Life is a gift we’re given each and every day. That’s why it’s called the present.” The truth of this statement has become even more real to Cindy and me (Steve) in our marriage over the past few weeks. Life IS Read More…

Dumping Emotional Garbage

There are times in our marriages when we are guilty of dumping emotional garbage on one another. I’ve done it, my husband has done it, and you and your spouse probably have done it. This is where something is bothering you and instead of disposing of it properly, you let Read More…

Love Esteems

Here are a couple of questions to challenge you: —Would your mate say you honor and respect them? —Are they set apart and highly valued in your eyes? —Do you regard it as part of your promise to esteem them with dignity and kindness? Was that part of the vow Read More…

Dealing with Miscarriage in Your Marriage

How do you deal in your marriage, with the death of a child that you never had the opportunity to hold in your arms? And yet you held them, and always will, in your heart. How does any human being emotionally deal with such a grievous loss of a miscarriage? Read More…

The Grace Full Weekend

As I head into spending some time with my husband —loving him “as unto the Lord” and enjoying a little “date time” together, I want to post a few marriage quotes beforehand. They are ones that I believe will inspire you. It concerns having a grace full weekend as a married Read More…

Grace to Fulfill Roles in Marriage – MM #219

Within this Marriage Message, we will be discussing the roles that we each play within our marriages. We acknowledge that the term “roles” is not a popular one in today’s world. But in this Marriage Message, we will be pointing out the role of being an encourager within our marriage. Read More…