Marriage Isn’t a 50/50 Proposition

Have you heard (or said) the statement, “You scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours?” Or, how about the statement: “Marriage is a 50/50 proposition where each partner comes halfway to make things work”? We admit that we (subconsciously) believed that to be true. We never stated that to one Read More…

Haunted by the “If Only’s” In Your Marriage?

Are you, or have you ever focused on the “if only’s” in your marriage? You wonder, “If only” this were true instead of what’s happening right now in my marriage. Maybe you take it even further and find that you’re haunted by these imaginations. Well, think again. That’s what Debi Read More…

Focusing on What Really Is

Focusing on what “really is” isn’t always easy. That’s because sometimes our view gets obstructed. Or it could be that what we think we see, we actually don’t! That became clearer for us after having gone through eye exams recently. When asked, “Which is clearer —this or that?” you’d think it Read More…

Do You Need Fresh Air in Marriage Relationship?

Have you ever been in a stuffy room and find yourself needing a breath of fresh air? All you can think about is how badly you just need to take a breath of clean, fresh air! Well, sometimes our marriages need a “breath of fresh air,” too. If we’re all Read More…

Need Fresh Air in Your Marriage Relationship?

Have you ever been in a stuffy room and find yourself needing a breath of fresh air? All you can think about is how badly you just need to take a big breath of clean, fresh air! Just thinking about it consumes your every thought. And then when you’re able Read More…

Body Language Speaks Volumes

It’s not just what we say that speaks volumes, but it’s also how we say it. Plus, it’s how we posture ourselves while we’re speaking, or our spouse is speaking that is important. Our body language speaks volumes. Sometimes it even speaks louder than our words. An example of this Read More…

Focus on Marriage

Several years ago we attended an EXCELLENT Focus on the Family satellite marriage conference called Focus on Marriage. It was terrific! Even at our stage of marriage we learned a lot. Oh, how we wish every Christian couple could have been a part of it! Unfortunately, that’s not possible. But Read More…

The Selfie Mindset

You see it almost EVERYWHERE! People are taking pictures of themselves almost everywhere you look. And that’s okay in certain circumstances. But it’s so over the top now that you begin to wonder. With all of this emphasis on me, me, me… what about those who are around me? Are Read More…

Do You See What God Sees?

There’s a Christmas song, where the lyrics read, “Do you see what I see?” That particular song “tells the story of the birth of Jesus from the perspective of those involved in the Christmas story.” Yes, we realize this song doesn’t portray the gospel truth, but it’s a nice song Read More…

Intentionally Thankful

In a few days we will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day here in the United States. It is a time to be intentionally thankful for our many blessings from God. Other countries celebrate something like this at other times of the year. But for us, this holiday is celebrated next week. Read More…