The Greatest Gift – Steve and Annie Chapman

This You Tube video features Steve and Annie Chapman singing the song, “The Greatest Gift.” This song has a message for us all. It’s one that every married couple that has children should listen to. But they must also apply it to their lives. However, even if you don’t have Read More…

Wedding Gifts That Invest in Marriages

Yesterday we attended a beautiful wedding, honoring a very special couple. It was a joy to be there. However, we were a bit stuck on the gift we could give to celebrate their union. We found out ahead of time from the mother of the groom that this wouldn’t be Read More…

What Wives Really Want for Valentines Day Skit

This is a humorous Valentines Day skit that was featured at a church banquet where husbands and wives gathered to celebrate their love. It’s just one day of many, many, but it’s a great reason to gather. In this skit, these two women attempt to explain “What Wives Really Want Read More…

God Gave – So Should We

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) This is probably the most quoted verse in the Bible and is often used in Christmas sermons. Recently Cindy and I (Steve) had Read More…

Valentines Day and Beyond in Marriage – MM #290

There’s a holiday here in the U.S. that you may or may not have in your country. It’s called Valentines Day. The tradition is to celebrate your love for one another at this special time of the year. Of course, we think ANY reason and every day it’s possible to Read More…

Why We Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Every year, when we mention Valentine’s Day, we receive emails from those who question whether we should celebrate it or not. That is because it has such a “worldly” commercialized spin to it. Plus it is celebrated in the “wrong” way by so many. Additionally, the root origin of it Read More…

Giving Gifts to Give Your Spouse – MM #214

“Are you a giver or a taker in your marriage? If we’re really honest, we’d say both!” That’s a question posed by David and Claudia Arp in a Marriage Alive Newsletter they wrote on what it means to be a “giver” in marriage. It’s also implied in another article (from their book, Marriage Read More…

Open Presents – Open Hearts

It’s Christmas Day and Steve and I opened our presents with family and with each other. It caused us to be reminded of something Janice Maeditere wrote. She said: “Christmas isn’t so much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” It caused me to wonder if we have open Read More…

Giving Grace as a Gift to Your Spouse – MM #179

What is the most memorable Christmas gift you’ve ever received? It can be something tangible like a present that you can hold in your hand. But what about a gift that you instead hold in your heart? What about receiving the gift of grace and mercy when you don’t deserve Read More…

Marriage: A Vow of Small Things – MM #171

“Small but frequent gestures of affection and care may appear to be insignificant. But grouped together over days and years they become the undeniable evidence of your highest love and deepest devotion.” (Dr. Ronn Elmore) It’s all the small things done over time that is most meaningful. If there’s something we’ve Read More…