The Time Starved Marriage – MM #343

It’s not an unusual thing at all to find yourself in a time starved marriage. At some point most spouses find themselves there. The important thing though, is to change that, which you can so you don’t stay in that starved state. But you have to be intentional in making Read More…

Ever-Circling Busyness

Last weekend I picked up the book, Who Made God?: And Answers to Over 100 Other Tough Questions of Faith written by Ravi Zacharias (one of my favorite speakers). In the preface, Ravi wrote something that got me thinking about this topic of ever-circling busyness: “I all too clearly remember Read More…

Too Many Commitments – MM #253

Do you or your spouse find yourselves overly committed to doing things outside of your home? Do you have a hard time saying, “no” to those outside the family who ask you to do things for which, you really don’t have the time? Are you saying, “yes” more times than Read More…

Marriage Minded Schedules – Pt 2 – MM #238

Are you too busy to be married? Most of us would answer “no” to that. But let’s rephrase the question: Would your spouse say you act like you’re too busy to be involved in your marriage? Would he or she say that you treat your marital relationship as if it’s unimportant to you? Read More…

Why Some Spouses Give Up

The following story is a parable meant to be used as an imaging tool. It’s not meant to give a spouse, who is ready to give up on a marriage. It is not an excuse to do so. It can however, give the abandoned spouse a better understanding as to Read More…

Spending Time Together Now that You’re Married

Now that sounds kind of funny, doesn’t it —”Spending time together now that you’re married?” It seems like it should come natural as far as how to spend time together. After-all, you spent time together before you married, so why is there such a problem now? Part of it is because Read More…

Too Busy to be Kind?

“If you’re too busy to be kind, you’re too busy.” It’s a simple statement, profound in its truth. And even though the one Christmas song says, “Tis the season to be jolly…” If you look into the eyes of many around you, there isn’t a whole lot of “jolly” going Read More…

Christmas Priorities – MM #178

During this Christmas season, we’re seeing people work in deliberate ways to take CHRIST out of CHRISTmas. Great effort is being put forth to make sure there is no room for Jesus publicly —even at Christmas. This is the holiday we’ve openly celebrated for so many years to honor His Read More…

Martha Syndrome: Confessions of a Woman on a Whirl

My husband Jim says I have chronic P.M.S. Oh … it’s not what you think—it’s PERPETUAL MARTHA SYNDROME. And, as my husband will attest, like Martha of Bethany —who welcomed Jesus into her home for dinner but didn’t have time to sit and listen to him —I have a tough Read More…