Cleaving Rather than Leaving – MM #167

Some spouses set themselves up for leaving their marriages because they never properly “cleaved” to their spouse After they married. They forget the biblical passages that refer to cleaving and leaving. The Bible says in Genesis 2:24, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave Read More…

When the “Honeymoon” Ends – Marriage Message #154

“The public is so ill-prepared for and ill-informed about marriage —they don’t realize that the first two years of marriage is the time when a new civilization is hammered out. We mislead couples by calling it the ‘honeymoon’ phase. We send them off without the basic understanding of what to Read More…

Making Those Early Marriage Adjustments

In at least one aspect, marriage is like football. In a close game, the winning team is usually the one that made the most significant adjustments in strategy along the way. That’s what effective coaches do at half-time —give the players the key adjustments that will gain them the advantage Read More…

This Isn’t The Person I Married – Did I Make a Mistake?

Some people might wonder if, after they walked down the aisle, their spouse somehow had a quick brain operation. They changed how they approached life, “from this day forward.” That’s because the person they thought they married seemed to change into someone else completely different after the wedding. We hear Read More…

WIVES: The First Year – “Wet Cement” Principle

Have you ever walked down a sidewalk and seen a hand print, footprint, or someone’s name etched into its surface? Think about how much work it took to make those marks. And think how difficult it would be to change them now that they’ve dried. Indelible marks are made on Read More…

Can Two Independent People Become One Unit?

Editors Note: The following is a short excerpt from the book, “Passages of Marriage.” In it the authors discuss the five growth stages of marriage, called passages. The intention of sharing this first passage is to help you better to understand the stage you are in and hopefully help you Read More…

Ten Ways To Keep Your Marriage Healthy And Happy

You think that after you marry, your love will continue to grow. We hope so. But just to help you along the way, the following thoughts will help keep you focused on developing a healthy and happy marriage. Afterward, we will give you additional “secrets” for newlyweds, and beyond: 1. Read More…