Giving Graciousness, Grace and Gratitude

There are 3 words that come to mind this Thanksgiving season. They are graciousness, grace and gratitude. Just thinking about the meaning behind those words warms our hearts. That’s especially true when we attach the word “give” to them. When we give extra measures of graciousness and grace to our Read More…

Are You Easily Irritated by Your Spouse?

With all of the demands for outside social distancing do you find yourself feeling a bit too crowded sometimes at home? Yes… we do too! Do you find that you are more easily irritated by your spouse lately—perhaps too easily? Do little things he or she does or says just Read More…

Decluttering Your Marriage Relationship

So many people have made New Years resolutions that they are attempting to keep. (Some have already given up on keeping theirs.) Did you make any? If so, how are you doing in keeping them? Hopefully, you’re still on track. But if you aren’t… don’t quit. There is no law Read More…

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…