What Marriage Is and Isn’t To Us

In the nearly 40 years that Tom and I have been married, we’ve learned about what marriage is and what it isn’t. If it were possible, we would love to have you over to our home. We’d put on a pot of coffee or hot tea and sit in our Read More…

Marriage: A Covenant Commitment

The illustration in this blog is a bit comical, but it’s also too often true. It’s the sad place where many spouses find themselves in their marriage commitment. They end up looking in all the wrong places for the solutions they need to get past certain issues that are destroying Read More…

A Sacred Marriage – MM #295

To God, marriage is sacred. There’s no doubt about it —not from God’s vantage point! He fully believes in the whole idea of having a sacred marriage. He created it to be that way. It’s important for us to realize that: “A giant thread runs throughout scripture comparing God’s relationship Read More…

Your Marriage is an Open Book – MM #195

We first became aware that our marriage was an open book in 1987. (We were married 15 years.) It was announced in our church that we were going to be moving to new city to start a new ministry. A young couple came up to us afterward and told us Read More…

Lasting Love in Marriage – MM #133

When we marry, we naturally expect that we will experience lasting love. That’s a great expectation. But God expects more. He designed marriage to speak of His lasting love to the couple and for others who witness this type of lasting love. It’s like what Al Janssen wrote: “One of Read More…

The Mark Of A Great Husband

What is the mark of a great husband? Is it financial responsibility, social prominence, strength and vigor, or being a successful father? As important as these areas are, there is a much greater issue. The mark of a great husband is an absolute, unfailing commitment to his wife. A husband Read More…