Weaknesses: A Doorway to Growth

I read a quote by Bill Eliff, which got my attention because it’s something I’ve found to be true. It concerns our weaknesses and what we can learn from them. On this issue, Pastor Eliff wrote: “My spouse’s weaknesses are not hindrances. Instead, they’re the doorways to spiritual growth.” That Read More…

Marriage is for Grownups

“Marriage is for grownups!” This is a statement we have made over and over again when we talk to those who are marrying. It’s also one we tell those who are married. If you don’t want to grow up, don’t get married. It’s as simple as that! Don’t enter into Read More…

A Marriage Book Written Just for You

We did it! We finally birthed the marriage book that we’ve been writing for such a long time. It has actually taken us over 46 years to write. That’s because we lived it before we wrote it. (And the saga continues…) It’s the principle of live, learn, and pass it Read More…

Improving Your Marriage Relationship

In this Marriage Insight, we’re sharing some thoughts from one of our favorite books, “Romance in Real Life” written by Ellyn Sanna. (Unfortunately, this book is no longer being published.) We love the thoughts written in it concerning growing the marriage relationship. So, we’re sharing a few so you can Read More…

Marriage Tips to Grow Your Marriage

We love to give marriage tips. That’s one of the reasons we post a marriage tip and tweet another most every day on the Marriage Missions Facebook and Twitter pages. We call them Marriage Vitamins because a tip a day (if applied) can help to keep the marriage healthy and Read More…

There is No Quick Fix in Marriage

Spring has sprung in Florida, and it’s beautiful! My dinner plate dahlias are growing strong, and I can’t wait to see what they look like in full bloom. But I must patiently wait for the buds to appear and then, open. There is no quick fix to make the blooms Read More…

A New Beginning of Growth

“Each day —a new beginning.” That is a little saying we have posted on our wall. It inspires us not to let yesterday’s failures dictate the victories that can be gained at the beginning of each day. A new day can escort in new beginnings, if we embrace the possibility. Read More…

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…

Growing Through Marriage Problems – MM #331

What marriage doesn’t encounter problems of some kind as you try to fit your lives together to “cleave” as the Bible tells us to do? Cleaving isn’t just referring to sexual intimacy. It also refers to being partners heading together down the same path of life. We are to cleave Read More…