A Marriage Carol

Most of us have read the story of “A Christmas Carol.” But there is also a book titled A Marriage Carol, written by Chris Fabry and Gary Chapman that I hope every married couple will read. It’s a great read —one you may even want to give to others as Read More…

Loving Takes Intentionality

Just because you fell in love “once upon a time” it doesn’t mean you will assuredly “live happily ever after.” The probability that your once passionate love for each other will eventually fizzle (and in some cases, even explode) is a pretty sure thing. Just look at the divorce statistics, Read More…

This Year Will Be Different!

This You Tube video skit is put together by the Skit Guys. They focus on the promise that many of us make… “This year will be different; I’ll keep my New Years resolutions this year (unlike in previous years).” We believe that we can all relate to the things the Read More…

Scheduling Quiet Moments Together

Do you and your spouse spend quiet moments together? Several years ago, Jill Brisco said something I believe to be true. She said, “We have lost the art of being quiet.” Look around… what do you think? I sure can see it in our very noisy world. It’s unusual to Read More…

Agreeing to Walk Together

“Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?” (Amos 3:3) In applying that question to marriage, I’m more than a bit puzzled. I used to think that when a couple says, “I do,” in agreement with God, to “love, honor, and cherish each other, forsaking all others, til Read More…

Phone Intrusions

Okay, I feel the need to tell you one of my pet peeves. It’s talking on your cell phone in public places. Everywhere I go there are people talking to other people on their cell phones. It’s as if we can hardly interact personally with those around us when we’re Read More…

Be Present in Your Marriage – MM #278

I just read a “one liner” that stated, “One day I’ll look up from my phone and realize my kids put me in a nursing home.” I’m thinking the same can be stated another way, “One day I’ll look up from my phone (or computer) and realize my spouse has Read More…

Marital Ruts – MM #271

“Marriage is a long journey, and any long journey requires occasionally getting off the road to eat, to fill up the car with gas, or simply to rest. Has your love fallen into marital ruts? Is your marriage slowly getting buried under the daily routine? What can you do differently Read More…

Make Love Happen Whenever Possible

Something that Kevin B Bullard wrote a while ago on the My Marriage Works web site, got my attention. This is because my husband Steve and I have found it to be SO true. Kevin challenges us to make love happen whenever we can. He wrote: “For as long as you’re Read More…

Being One in Purpose ON Purpose

“That they may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you…” (John 17:1) When I read this scripture, I was inspired, as it pertains to the purpose of marriage. I believe God wants us to live in unity, within marriage. Yes, I know that sounds Read More…