Focusing on What Really Is

Focusing on what “really is” isn’t always easy. Sometimes our view gets obstructed. Or sometimes what we think we see, we actually don’t. That became all the clearer for me after having gone through an eye exam recently. When asked the question, “Which is clearer —this or that?” you’d think it Read More…

Peace on Earth and a Peaceful Home

As people all over the world are turning their eyes and activities towards Christmas, we often hear the angelic phrase repeated, “Peace on earth and goodwill to men.” But what about experiencing peace within our homes? Isn’t it to be our goal, to have a peaceful home, or at least Read More…

Call a Marriage Peace Conference

We’ve heard it said, “We live in perilous times.” No one can deny that, no matter where you live in the world. Unfortunately that can be said about a lot of marriages as well. Many of them become staging areas for dramatic battles between husbands and wives, exploding into unhealthy 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…

Peace and Good Will in Marriage

Before you read this Marriage Insight ask God to show you what truth may be in it for YOU concerning peace within your marriage: “Peace on Earth; Good Will Toward Men” (from Luke 2 account of Jesus’ birth) is one of THE most used phrases this time of year. In Read More…

Stinking Thinking Perceptions of Spouse

How do you “smell” your spouse? That may seem like a silly and even a gross question. But it concerns stinking thinking perceptions. Upon reading the following scripture, that’s what occurred to me. How do you “smell” your spouse? We’re told in 2 Corinthians 2:16, “To the one we are Read More…

If Walls Could Talk – MM #293

If our walls could talk, they sure would have a lot to say! Have you ever thought about that? What do you think they’d say? Oh, we’re not talking about the private moments between husband and wife where certain things should be kept private between them and God. We’re talking Read More…

Calling a Marital Truce – MM #121

Are you and your spouse arguing to a point where it is becoming, or is, unhealthy? If so, you should consider calling a marital truce. “The saying goes that opposites attract—and then attack. Nowhere is this seen more than in marriage!” “Why are smart people so dumb? Why do otherwise Read More…

Working on Issues – Marriage Message #47

“Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it“ (Psalm 127:1). The homes we are building —within our lives and our marriages, are not all about us —they are actually more about God’s Kingdom work being done here on earth. Yes, God wants to lavish His love and Read More…