Spouse Appreciation and Depreciation

They say that once you drive a new car off the car dealership lot, it immediately starts to depreciate in value. Somehow, that doesn’t seem right. And what’s worse is that this same principle applies to the “depreciating value” of a spouse after the wedding day extravaganza is all over. After Read More…

Careless Words Can Be Abusive

Is there a spouse anywhere in the world that can claim they never use careless words? It seems to be a given, that we all use careless words at sometime in our marriage. There are times when those careless words are just stupid. We say something that we didn’t think Read More…

Home: Where Seldom is Heard a Discouraging Word

Are you living together in such a way where the words of the old song apply, “Where seldom is heard a discouraging word?” Are “discouraging words” seldom heard? How about encouraging words? A rule we made in our home, when our sons were growing up (and we still apply to 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…

Responding the RIGHT Way – MM #262

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death” (Proverbs 14:12). This “death” can be a spiritual, physical, or even a relational death. If we keep doing that, which kills any chance of us continuing on in relationship, that’s exactly what Read More…