Courageously Committed Despite Affliction

When we vow to be faithful during times of “sickness and in health,” who really believes our commitment will actually be put to the test? That’s especially true when it comes to a serious accident or an illness. They test every fiber of who we are in our marital commitment. Read More…

Supporting THOUGH Hard Times – MM #221

When Cindy and I (Steve) repeated our wedding vows on March 18, 1972, and we got to the part where we said we would take each other “…in sickness and in health,” neither one of us dreamed our marriage would be tested in that way just two years later. We Read More…

Treating Marriage Illnesses – MM #218

In this Marriage Message we will be sharing with you four common problem areas, which author/pastor Wayne Coggins terms as “illnesses.” These illnesses can infect even the healthiest of marriages. If they go undiagnosed or untreated they can lead to the “death” of a marriage. That’s why treating marriage illnesses Read More…

Marriage VS Illness

My title is Marriage VS Illness because that’s what happens sometimes in marriage. It is like the illness not only attacks its victim but in the process, the marriage relationship is under attack, as well. The illness shows the marriage relationship is not in a healthy place either. This subject Read More…

In Sickness and in Health – MM #139

“In a significant and personal way, God taught me about “in sickness and in health” and asked me again if I meant it. By His grace, I do.” (Martha Marlow Carpenter) On our wedding day, we vow to love, honor, and stay true to each other “in sickness and in Read More…

When Illness Intrudes Upon Your Marriage

The Bible says, “The two will become one flesh.” (Ephesians 5:31) So when illness intrudes upon a marriage by grabbing hold of one of the partners, it can become powerfully invasive. It can steal away from you so many of the dreams you have planned out together and reduce them into living Read More…

Starting Marriage Over After A Brain Injury

Who can imagine, when you walk down the aisle with the person you love and you speak the vow to promise to love him or her “for better or worse” that the worse would happen? The “worse” involves being married to a person who completely changes because of a brain Read More…

DESPITE ALZHEIMERS: Till Death Do Us Part

When Alzheimers invades a marriage, everything is turned upside down. The vow, “For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness or in health” that we promise to keep, is challenged to the max! How do you still love someone who changes in every way possible from the person Read More…