The Great Rescuer – Thoughts on Roman’s 8:28

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Romans 8:28  “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” The water was ice-cold. So cold, in fact, that the sailor’s eyes were frozen shut. The raging January storm had not only dashed the ship, it had taken away any hope of rescue. Just …

De-clutter your marriage in fifteen minutes a day

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Free up much needed space in your relationship by reducing clutter. As you navigate the hustle and bustle of life, certain things tend to pile up around the house. It’s not that you don’t notice things are out of place. You’re just choosing to get everyone where they need to be. And you are making sure they have  what they need when …

Be Significantly Interested in the Interests of Your Significant Other

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Two Benefits of Being Significantly Interested in the Interests of Your Significant Other. “I’ll have the root canal, please.” Said no one ever. Still, that’s how many spouses act when subjected to the thought of spending time doing certain things their beloved enjoys. Maybe you’ve been there? Sitting down to a quiet evening of quilting just isn’t your thing. You …

Surviving the Holidays During a Marriage Separation

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Holiday music is playing everywhere. Hallmark is running sentimental movies in a perpetual loop on television. Your mailbox is flooded with catalogues, reminding you of gifts you want to purchase and how little time you have to do that. A marriage separation is a difficult and emotional time The stress that comes with the holidays can often make things worse. If you are …

Three Reasons Why a Husband’s Prayers Might Be Stuck

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There are not a lot of things many wives would put higher on their priority list than a husband who steps up to the plate as a spiritual leader in their relationship. A big part of that is a consistent prayer life as a couple. If you’re not praying together with your spouse, it’s a good habit to develop – …

Will Reducing the Overhead in Your Marriage Increase Relationship Profits?

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There is a principle in business that might ring true for your marriage: Overhead can eat right through profits. Think about what’s happened at Amazon.com.  That distribution giant is making massive profits and avoiding a lot of normal business expense.  Customers shop from home, which reduces labor costs that come with staffing brick-and-mortar stores. Many experts think this is the wave of the future.  …

You Can’t Handle It – Thoughts from 1 Corinthians 10:13

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No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it (1 Corinthians 10.13). Sometimes great Scriptures get misquoted an awful lot. It gets changed up …

5 Tips to Stay Close When Travel Keeps You Apart

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If you or your spouse travel for work, it can be a tricky thing for your marriage. Sure, we all like the benefits that come from a great income and successful career, but are they really worth it? A recent article from ABC News points out that physical considerations can accompany the emotional stress that happens when a husband and …