Stubbornly Married for Life

When you think of the term stubbornly married what comes to mind? To us it means digging in and not letting anything separate you. It’s a matter of remembering Jesus’ words when He said, “What God has put together, let no man separate.” There are all kinds of things that Read More…

Let No One Separate You

I heard a Focus on the Family radio interview on October 8 and 9, 2015 that spoke deeply to my heart. The title was, “God Used Our Friends and Family to Save Our Marriage.” It was an interview with Jeremy and Tiffany Lee (Tiffany is popularly known as the singer, Read More…

Creeping Separateness

Have you seen it? Have you lived it? We’re referring to creeping separateness that grabs hold of couples in their marriages. Author Sheldon Vanauken wrote that he and his wife Davy “looked around and saw that ‘the smile of in-loveness SEEMED to promise forever, but friends who had been in Read More…

We Don’t COUNSEL Anyone to Divorce

We may get criticized for this, but I need to say it. My husband Steve and I do not COUNSEL or encourage anyone to get a divorce. By this I mean, we do not feel it is our place when asked the question, “should I get a divorce” to tell Read More…

The Leaving Cleaving Principle in Marriage – MM #168

“Bruce Wilkinson says in his 25 plus years of counseling he has come to the conclusion that just about every marriage problem he has encountered has been the result of one or the other partners in a marriage not following the leaving and cleaving principle laid out in the Bible. Read More…

A HEALING SEPARATION With Goals

A Healing Separation is a structured time apart. It’s one that can help a couple to heal a relationship that isn’t working. It can also help revitalize and renew the relationship so it is working. The intent of this time of separation is to move it from neediness to health. Read More…

If You MUST Separate – Use Structure and Rules

There are times as a married couple that you feel you must separate to be able to work on resolving your conflicts. Must Separate? Sarah considered herself a high-need wife with a large love tank. “We just don’t come together intimately enough in my opinion —physically,” she told me. She Read More…

Supporting The Man Who Lifts Your Veil

The day you said, “I do” you chose your love. Since then you have been learning to love your choice. Supporting the man who lifts your veil goes along with this promise. Some years ago I was asked to provide a short devotional at a bridal shower. As I pondered Read More…