Growing Love Past the Wedding

In my reading, I came across a blessing that Dr Greg Smalley gave to a couple on their wedding day that I keep thinking about, and want to share it with you. It concerns growing love past the wedding. He told this couple: “My hope, my dream, my prayer for Read More…

It’s Grow Up Time!

Have you ever had someone yell out, “Oh, grow up!”? Perhaps your parents said it to you when you were younger. Or maybe your spouse said it to you more recently, or you said it to your spouse. Whatever way it is, if it’s currently true of one or both Read More…

Wisdom From a Marriage of 55 Years

My ears perked up when I heard her say, “We just celebrated our 55th anniversary and you know how we got here?” I was compelled to listen intently. I knew wisdom would be on her lips. Charlotte loves Jesus. Her husband, Rocko, loves him too. They both serve our church in Read More…

The Power of Patience in Marriage – MM #216

“Patience. The very word can cause us to roll our eyes. That’s because when we think of patience, we think of waiting. And we don’t like to wait. But it seems as though we’re always waiting for something. We’re waiting for a certain thing to happen, for one thing to Read More…

High Maintenance Marriages – MM #63

In today’s world we can see that there are low maintenance, and high maintenance marriages all around us. Some marriages (but not very many) don’t seem to take as much effort to grow them to be good ones. Others take a LOT of effort to grow them to be strong Read More…

Marriage Maintenance Measures – MM #18

We’ve been looking at the important subject of spending time with each other in marriage. We aren’t just talking about being physically in the same house or exchanging information that is necessary to run a household, but actually finding and MAKING the time to nurture your relationship. We call them Read More…