Going the Stupid Route

“Stupidity got me into this mess —why can’t it get me out?” We laughed at that line when we read it. And then we were also reminded of the all too familiar quote, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.” Actually, Read More…

Marriage Insight Does Not Come Naturally

We confess; we fell for it too. Steve and I fell for the faulty reasoning that if you are in love when you marry, you will naturally grow your love after you marry. Your love will only grow stronger. But as we observe all of the failed marriages around us, Read More…

Pray, Seek Wisdom, Apply

When you find yourself in a difficult marital situation, the best advice we can give you is: pray, seek wisdom, and then APPLY the wisdom that is given to you. It sounds like simple advice, doesn’t it? Yes, it does. But it isn’t easy to apply it. (We know that personally.) Read More…

Making Decisions As God Would Have Us

“Like Abraham and Sarah, we can choose to follow God’s leading when making decisions.” That statement (written by Dr David Clarke) is SO true! It’s a decision I often ask God to help me to keep in mind. I want to go the wise, godly way, above any other. I’ve Read More…

Your Amazing Influence

A while ago we were walking our grandkids to their schools (during our visit to Great Britain). We came to the part of the road that we needed to cross over to get to the other side. There was a crossing guard there (or as they refer to him, a Read More…

Do You Hear Your Spouse Correctly? – MM #298

Do you hear correctly, as it pertains to what your spouse is trying to say to you? The saying goes, “God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason. He wants us to be better prepared to listen than to speak.” That sure goes along with the Bible Read More…

Wisdom From a Marriage of 55 Years

My ears perked up when I heard her say, “We just celebrated our 55th anniversary and you know how we got here?” I was compelled to listen intently. I knew wisdom would be on her lips. Charlotte loves Jesus. Her husband, Rocko, loves him too. They both serve our church in Read More…

The School of Marriage

There’s one thing for sure, when you marry you sure learn things about life and yourself that you never would have learned otherwise. That’s what my husband Steve and I have learned, and continue to learn. The education never stops. Like today, I had different plans scheduled out that I Read More…

12 Questions To Ask Before Making An Important Decision

Below are 12 helpful questions to ask yourself and God before making an important decision. This is concerning an issue where you need wisdom, and discernment. First, pray and ask God for His guiding wisdom. The Bible says in James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask Read More…

Decision-Making CHECKLIST

All of us have to make decisions from time to time. Below you will find a checklist that could help you to make decisions from a God-honoring stand-point. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you making final decision: • Have I asked for God’s help? • Do Read More…