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…

Protecting Marriage from Infidelity – MM #315

Very few people who marry think their marriage will end up with infidelity involved someday. That is why they are failing in protecting marriage —particularly, protecting their marriage from infidelity. But tragically, that’s what happens in more marriages than even the experts can count. If even ONE marriage involves unfaithfulness Read More…

Investing 20 Minutes a Day

Twenty minutes isn’t really a very long time to spend doing something you know is important. This is especially true when you realize that we have 1,440 minutes given to us each day. So, what about investing 20 minutes or so a day of your 1,440 minutes in doing something Read More…

Newlyweds: A Lifetime Work in Progress

Are you newly married? Did you finally get to the wedding day, and now you are considered newlyweds? The following is a way to look at your new marriage: “Here’s a good Motto to live by for the bride and groom [and beyond]: We are a work in progress with Read More…

Move Marriage from Good to Great – MM #206

“Few people attain great lives. That is in large part because it’s just so easy to settle for a good life.” (Jim Collins) I (Steve) read a best-selling book, “Good to Great.” It has motivated and changed a lot of business leaders over the years. It didn’t take long to Read More…