Loving Your Spouse as Jesus Loves You

Do you believe that Jesus loves you? Do you believe He would sacrifice Himself for you? What about your spouse? Do you believe that Jesus loves your spouse? Do you believe Jesus would sacrifice Himself for him or her? Oh wait a minute; He did! That’s what we’re told in Read More…

Marital Warmth in a Cold World

Are you creating marital warmth within your home? Yes! It’s cold outside in many parts of the world—especially here in the United States. Winter storms have been raging. They’re causing all kinds of upsets on the roads, in airports, and elsewhere. It’s a mess. And the weather services are telling Read More…

Don’t Let Your Feelings Drive Your Actions

“All of us have undoubtedly made the statement ‘I don’t feel like it’ a number of times. This expression in this particular instance has nothing to do with whether or not we are having a coronary or a migraine. It has to do with something that we need to do Read More…

Greeting Your Spouse With Warmth and Enthusiasm

When your spouse has been away for a while, how enthusiastic is your “hello greeting” to him or her? Does he or she sense that you are glad to be together again? We’re hoping your answer is “yes!” Giving each other warm greetings is vitally important in loving and healthy Read More…

Lazy Marriage: You Are What You Do

Are you living in a lazy marriage? A while back we received a marriage tip from relationship expert Mort Fertel that got me thinking on this issue. Here’s what he wrote: “Have you ever heard the phrase ‘You are what you eat?’ This catchy slogan from the fitness industry reminds Read More…

Love Through Actions

If we were to ask you, “What’s more important in marriage, feelings or actions?” you would likely reply, “actions, of course.” That’s because adults who think rationally, know we can’t always trust our feelings. In fact I (Steve) have learned that it’s a rare occurrence where I can trust my Read More…

Love and Care Beyond Valentines

Valentine’s Day is being celebrated next week in the U.S. (and other parts of the world). The tradition is to celebrate your love for one another at this special time of the year. Of course, we think ANY reason to celebrate love, especially marital love, is a great idea! We Read More…

Words You Never Want to Hear

“I love you, but I’m not IN love with you.” If you’ve heard those words you probably just had a very painful flashback. For that, we’re deeply sorry. Those are words you never want to hear, and rightly so. Ten years ago Cindy and I rarely, if ever, heard this Read More…

Faithful in Showing Love

I’ve been reading a book I picked up at a thrift store titled, Holiness in Hidden Places. It is written by Joni Eareckson Tada, and I’m really enjoying it. (Sadly, it’s no longer being published.) There is one chapter in particular, that really caught my attention, in being something we should Read More…