The Tidy VS Messy Spouse

So, what do you do if you’re someone who likes things nice and tidy, but you are married to a messy spouse? This is a dilemma that many married couples encounter after they marry. And who would guess it would be such an important issue before marriage? We didn’t. Most Read More…

Marriage Like Football?

I’m thinking of football a lot today because we were recently able to watch a few football games with our sons and their families. We aren’t able to do that often because one son lives in another state and the other lives outside of the country. So it was fun Read More…

He Thought His Wife Was Crazy

We have some dear friends, Chris and Andrea Fabry, who have been through quite an ordeal. It was a life-threatening ordeal. Their home was invaded by black mold. As a result, they and their whole family (of 9 “kids”) were pushed into a health crisis. It was an ordeal that Read More…

Marriage Isn’t a 50/50 Proposition – MM #313

Have you heard the statements (or maybe you’ve even said the statements), “You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” or “Marriage is a 50/50 proposition where each partner should be willing to come half the way to compromise and make things work?” Does marriage truly work out that way? Is Read More…

Working Together as a Team – MM #266

Working together as a team—we know we’ve talked a lot about this in past marriage messages, but SURPRISE, we aren’t done! And we never will be. This is because we so deeply believe that married couples are supposed to work together as a team. This is all a part of Read More…

When You Feel Disconnected From Your Spouse

Do you feel disconnected from your spouse? The need for closeness and the reactions to being disconnected are a natural part of being human in close relationships. This is especially true in a marital relationship. Couples also long for closeness while protecting their hearts from being hurt and devalued. Spouses Read More…

Think Your Way to a Better Marriage – MM #210

Have you ever wondered how you could grow a better marriage than you now have? Could it be that the way we approach marriage could also help us to grow a better marriage? Prayerfully consider the following: “Knowing why we are married and should stay married is crucial. The key Read More…

The Marriage Puzzle – MM #182

During the Christmas holiday my wife Cindy and our nephew, spent a number of hours putting together a jigsaw puzzle. They enjoyed the time they spent together. But it sure seemed like it took too much time and effort to accomplish, to me. It wasn’t until I picked up the Read More…

Messy vs Tidy in Marriage – MM #98

A MARRIAGE DILEMMA: What do you do if one of you has the natural inclination to be messy and this greatly upsets the other spouse because he or she likes things neat and tidy? That’s the subject of this Marriage Message because of the “nagging” problem it sets off in a Read More…