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…

Keeping Love Alive in Your Marriage

Are you “keeping” your love alive within your marriage? Are you putting forth intentional effort to grow your love? It’s not too difficult to keep your love alive before you marry. But afterward, it takes more effort. It takes more than “luck” to grow your love. You can’t just let Read More…

Marrying Our Differences in Partnership

When Cindy and I (Steve) got married we didn’t think our “differences” would matter much. We truly felt that we got along pretty good, and upon marrying, we would only grow closer—not separated by differences. But a year later those differences started to rear their ugly heads. Eventually they nearly 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…

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…

A Love Story – Joni and Ken

I just finished reading a book that I highly recommend you read. It’s written by Joni and Ken Eareckson Tada with Larry Libby, and is titled, Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story. Not only is it a great read, it’s inspiring and has some surprising and candid parts to Read More…

The Marriage Disconnection

It’s so easy within marriage to become disconnected from your spouse. You can become like ships passing in the night. The two of you barely see or make contact with each other. The marriage disconnection is huge as you tend to other matters. Sure, you may sleep in the same Read More…

Resurrected Love in Marriage

There’s a question I’ve had posed to me MANY times. Is it possible to make a marriage work when the love is gone, and all there is left is arguing and bitterness? They’re essentially asking, is resurrected love possible? Does God raise up love, after it has died? I’ve written Read More…