Turning Problems into Blessing – MM #254

“Be careful,” the Apostle Paul warns, “that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak… Never do anything offensive to anyone“ (1 Corinthians 8:9; 1 Corinthians 10:32). Those are pretty tough words to live out —especially in marriage. That is because you’re together in such a Read More…

Wind Down Time – MM #251

What do you do with the situation where a spouse comes home from work exhausted and the other spouse wants to “talk” instead of allowing them to wind down for a while? Let’s say that’s happening to you. When you tell them you’re tired, they complain that either you don’t Read More…

The Power of Patience in Marriage – MM #216

“Patience. The very word can cause us to roll our eyes. That’s because when we think of patience, we think of waiting. And we don’t like to wait. But it seems as though we’re always waiting for something. We’re waiting for a certain thing to happen, for one thing to Read More…

Do You Hide or Seek in Marriage?

Are you a spouse who is more likely to hide or seek? In other words, are you a person who is more content with quietly retreating from the activity or going out there and seeking it? What about your spouse? Lots of times, we have a tendency to marry those Read More…

Doing Whatever it Takes – Marriage Message #176

“Doing whatever it takes can take you where you may not want to go.” (Dr. Emerson Eggerichs) When I (Steve) read the above statement from Dr Eggerichs’ book, Love and Respect (Integrity Publishers), it got me thinking about Cindy and my marriage. Let me say at the outset that for many years Read More…

Dealing with a Spouse’s Physical Appearance

You marry a person whose physical appearance attracts you to him or her. And then he or she changes in such a way that the attraction is no longer there. How do you deal with this? The first thing that comes to mind is, you deal with it VERY CAREFULLY, Read More…

How Can I Start A Difficult Conversation with My Spouse?

Heather emerged from the clothing store’s dressing room and looked in the three-paned mirror. Keith would love this dress. But would it be enough to ease the way for the difficult conversation they had to have? How can I explain my feelings to him? she thought. How can I get Read More…

Approaching Problems – MM #115

When it comes to approaching problems as a married couple it would be good to pray: Search me, O God, and know my heart. Test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting. (Psalm 139:23-24) Have Read More…

MARRIAGE PROBLEMS? The Soul Cure

Are you looking for a soul cure to deal with the marriage problems that are before you? Please read the following: We had barely been seated and handed our menus when Alan began to pour out the details of his marriage problems in agonizing emotional heaves. We learned his wife, Read More…

Money Problems – Marriage Message #31

Are you having money problems in your marriage? According to financial expert Ron Blue and his wife Judy, “There’s no such thing as a money problem in marriage.” They insist that “what looks like money trouble in a marriage is almost always symptomatic of something else: a distorted view of Read More…