Courageously Committed Despite Affliction

When we vow to be faithful during times of “sickness and in health,” who really believes our commitment will actually be put to the test? That’s especially true when it comes to a serious accident or an illness. They test every fiber of who we are in our marital commitment. Read More…

He Thought His Wife Was Crazy

We have some dear friends, Chris and Andrea Fabry, who have been through quite an ordeal. It was a life-threatening ordeal. Their home was invaded by black mold. As a result, they and their whole family (of 9 “kids”) were pushed into a health crisis. It was an ordeal that Read More…

After the Crying… After Asking Why… Then What?

It was our sixth trip to the ER with chest pain in a little over a year. After open heart surgery plus three stents had stabilized Bette’s heart condition, we dared to believe we were finally done with these anxious trips to the hospital. But there we were again. And Read More…

Treating Marriage Illnesses – MM #218

In this Marriage Message we will be sharing with you four common problem areas, which author/pastor Wayne Coggins terms as “illnesses.” These illnesses can infect even the healthiest of marriages. If they go undiagnosed or untreated they can lead to the “death” of a marriage. That’s why treating marriage illnesses Read More…

In Sickness And In Health

In marrying, our promises are made to Christ and to each other, to be there for each other “for better or for worse, in sickness and in health.” That’s what we promised each other on our wedding day. The problem is that when we say these vows we most often Read More…

In Sickness and in Health – MM #139

“In a significant and personal way, God taught me about “in sickness and in health” and asked me again if I meant it. By His grace, I do.” (Martha Marlow Carpenter) On our wedding day, we vow to love, honor, and stay true to each other “in sickness and in Read More…

Starting Marriage Over After A Brain Injury

Who can imagine, when you walk down the aisle with the person you love and you speak the vow to promise to love him or her “for better or worse” that the worse would happen? The “worse” involves being married to a person who completely changes because of a brain Read More…