Have a Loving Affair With Your Spouse

We receive an incredible number of comments from those who are at their worst emotionally. They are reeling in trying to heal from the aftermath of an affair. Homes are being torn apart everywhere we turn. How tremendously sad and tragic! If only these spouses would have put the effort Read More…

Staying in Love Even After 50 Years of Marriage

Falling in love is easy. People all over the world do it every day. Some people do it repeatedly …and don’t even give it a second thought. But it’s not the “falling” in love that is so difficult. It’s the “staying” in love that truly stands out as remarkable. On Read More…

Staying in Love Even After 50 Years of Marriage

Wow! It’s hard to believe, but Cindy and I, Steve just celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. We got away for a few days to celebrate. That gave us time to sit and share some wonderful memories on how God first transformed us and then our marriage. From that we’ll be Read More…

Celebrating Love Daily: The Art of Marriage

On October 18th we celebrated the day we met each other. In 1969, we met at a small college in Michigan (52 years ago). Steve was a disc jockey at our college radio station. And later in the evening I tuned in and enjoyed being a listener. I called in Read More…

Mature Love Doesn’t Grow Old

We’ve said it so many times before: marriage is not for children. We’re not talking about just the number of years you’ve been on this earth. We’re talking about “a person who has not attained maturity.” They may be further along in years, but nonetheless, they still act like a Read More…

All of Us Are Difficult to Love – Dave & Ashley Willis

All of us are difficult to love. Isn’t that true? If you’ve been married for more than a few days, you can see this is true. “In this funny and practical You Tube video, Dave and Ashley Willis explain why everyone begins marriage with baggage. Because of this, we’re all Read More…

The Longview as You Both Change

Concerning the longview of marriage, I (Steve) came across an article where Cliff and JoAnn Payne offered advice after 60 years of being married. They shared things like how important it is to laugh together. They said that the “secret to being close” to one another is by both of Read More…

Important Marriage Reminders

I want to share some gentle reminders emailed to us by Joel Saltzman, from Shake It! Books. Joel sent out these reminders on the subject of parenting after questioning a number of “kids.” But when you look deeper, you’ll see that each one of them also applies to how we Read More…

Impactful Phrases That Can Change Marriage Relationships

We’ve been married a LONG time (48+ years)! And along the way we’ve learned to say certain impactful phrases that make positive differences in our relationship. And this week we’re going to share a few of them with you. That’s because it’s true what Jim Daly says: “With our words Read More…

Creatively Reframing Our Marriages

What if the fairytale story of Cinderella and Prince Charming would have been true? Do you think that after they married they would have “lived happily ever after?” It’s a nice thought. But in reframing this “love story” the answer probably would be “NO.” The “happily” wouldn’t be forever if Read More…