IT Happens, Even in Good Marriages!

Today we had our septic tank pumped. It wasn’t long before I was running to close all the windows and fast! The fact that “IT” happens doesn’t make it pleasant or inviting, but it’s necessary. Our day yesterday was similar, but there wasn’t a pump truck involved. Our thoughts and Read More…

Looking Through Manure Colored Glasses

A few weeks ago, I mentioned a term that I’d like to highlight a bit further (because it keeps coming up in conversations). It’s the term of looking at your spouse through “manure-colored glasses.” What that means is that when you are viewing your spouse with a negative outlook, it Read More…

Seeing Things As They Really Are – MM #358

This Marriage Message is going to be a little different because it was spurred on by a letter that was written to us here at Marriage Missions from someone in South Africa. I feel it is something we can all rejoice over as well as learn from together. It talks Read More…

How We View Our Spouse – MM #294

How do you view your spouse? What type of “glasses” are you looking through in your mind’s eye? Are you looking through tired eyes—through a view that isn’t as positive as it was before marriage? It’s important to truly consider how we view our spouse. How We View Our Spouse 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…

Assuming the Best

Do you assume the best when your spouse says or does something, which doesn’t come out “right”? Is it your belief that he or she has your best interest at heart and truly isn’t trying to mess with you in some way? Do you naturally see your spouse in a Read More…