Stop Crying and Be Grateful

Stop crying and be grateful for what you DO have, rather than what you don’t. That’s essentially what the Lord told me this morning when I woke up. Yesterday (and for a while before) I’ve been focusing on that which I can’t change. It concerns relationship issues with family members Read More…

Random Words of Thanks – MM #227

When was the last time you said, “thanks” to your spouse? Oh, we don’t mean saying thanks for passing the salt. It’s not about even saying, “thanks” when they get something for you that you couldn’t get on your own. Most people do that. We mean saying “thanks” for some of Read More…

Grateful Heart Even for the Thorns

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! On this day when Steve and I are celebrating all we’re thankful for, we hope that you are able to find much for which you can be grateful. Even if you have to dig deep, it’s good to focus on that for which we can give thanks. Having Read More…

The Power of Praise in Marriage – MM #173

There is a lot of power in praising and affirming one another. Why is it that as married couples we often forget that affirming our spouse is more effective than criticizing or complaining? It’s as if we think that continually criticizing our spouse will somehow “inspire” him or her to Read More…