Being Thankful Despite Pain and Disappointment

In this season of Thanksgiving (it’s a national holiday this Thursday in the United States) it’s sometimes difficult to “give thanks” as we’re told to do in the Bible. That’s what we’re finding, anyway. When you’re facing pain and disappointments, you don’t really feel like saying, “Thanks Lord, I needed Read More…

Rearranging Our Hearts In Thankfulness to God

We just celebrated a wonderful holiday known as Thanksgiving. It’s one of our very favorites. That is because it is an official holiday dedicated to focusing our hearts—sometimes rearranging our hearts in thankfulness to God. Yes, we should ALWAYS give thanks to God, according to scripture, and in the tugging Read More…

Tree Before Thanksgiving? – Modern Marriage Moments

Does your Christmas tree go up BEFORE or AFTER Thanksgiving? In this You Tube Modern Marriage Moment  video Brandon and Stephanie “discuss” the question of putting up their Christmas tree before Thanksgiving. You will see that they worked it out after Stephanie surprised Brandon by actually putting the tree up without Read More…

Thanksgiving Blessings for Marriage

Thanksgiving is a holiday Cindy and I (Steve) have always taken seriously as a time to pause in prayer and reflect on ALL we have to thank God for —especially in our marriage. Sure, we enjoy the three “F’s” of the holiday: Food, Fellowship and Football. But at the forefront Read More…

Thanksgiving Leads to Grace Living

Thanksgiving is a time to especially sit back and be thankful for all God has given us. Even in the little things, we’d best not take them for granted, but in “ALL things give thanks.” In 1 Thessalonians 5:18, we’re told to “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is Read More…

Tell Your Spouse “Thank You”

Have you made it a point to say, “Thank you” to your spouse lately? We’re not just talking about saying thanks after he or she does something for you (although that’s important too). But lets ALSO remember to give thanks beyond those common courtesies. How about telling your spouse “thank Read More…

Encouragement Should Begin At Home

In the previous Insight, we called for an “army of marriage encouragers” and mentors to rise up to help those who need it. We’ve had a great response. Many of you have visited the Marriage Missions web site, have prayed for and have written words of encouragement to hurting spouses. Read More…

Care Package to Encourage Spouse’s Heart

Have you ever given your spouse a “care package” to encourage his or her heart? Last week we talked about saying thank you to your spouse for things he or she may not have thought you noticed. We explained how much it blesses them when you do. But how about Read More…

Thank You for Being Faithful

It might seem strange to thank our spouse for being faithful. After all, isn’t that what we promise each other in our wedding vows? YES!!! But from what we see in this marriage ministry, it doesn’t seem to make much difference. Over and over and over and over again, from Read More…