Focusing on What Really Is

Focusing on what “really is” isn’t always easy. Sometimes our view gets obstructed. Or sometimes what we think we see, we actually don’t. That became all the clearer for me after having gone through an eye exam recently. When asked the question, “Which is clearer —this or that?” you’d think it 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…

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…

Body Language Speaks Volumes

It’s not just what we say that speaks, but also how we say it that speaks beyond our words. It’s also how we posture ourselves while we’re speaking, or our spouse is speaking that is important. Your body language speaks volumes. In our many years of marriage, I’ve learned that Read More…

Marriage Isn’t a 50/50 Proposition – MM #313

Have you heard the statements (or maybe you’ve even said the statements), “You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” or “Marriage is a 50/50 proposition where each partner should be willing to come half the way to compromise and make things work?” Does marriage truly work out that way? Is Read More…

Where’s Your Focus?

The other day my husband and I were watching the TV show, “Little People, Big World.” It’s a type of reality show with the Roloff family, with some of them being little people, and some not. I haven’t been watching the program as much lately because the husband (Matt) and Read More…

Focus on Marriage – MM #33

A while back we attended an EXCELLENT satellite simulcast marriage conference called Focus on Marriage. It was sponsored by the ministry of Focus on the Family Focusonthefamily.com. We enjoyed and learned through every moment of it. Tens of thousands of couples attended this conference throughout the United States. In this Read More…

Even a GREAT Husband Makes A Poor God

I got in my car and started down our winding driveway. Tears fell in a steady flow. My chest was tight, my eyes puffy, and every muscle tight with stress. Why does it have to be so difficult? Why can’t he just love me the way I am? Does everything Read More…