The Best Way to Enrich Your Marriage

If I could encourage married couples to do one thing for the health and enrichment of their marriage, it would be to immerse themselves in God’s Word…not only as hearers but doers. A couple who keeps the attitude of Christ towards one another will be blessed beyond measure. Too many people are casual about their Bible reading, or perhaps it … Read More

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Let your spouse know by your actions that you value them over other people and things. It is so easy to get caught up in work, taking care of the kids, extended family, church, etc. These are justifiably valuable places to invest your time. But make sure that your spouse is not just getting your leftovers. Be intentional about making … Read More

Top 10 Emotional Needs in Marriage

The bond of love between a husband and wife is special because of the “one flesh” intimacy that God has given us. In a joyful marriage, love is expressed and experienced in a romantic way, a friendship way and an unconditional, sacrificial way. The goal for marriage should be to keep all these expressions of love strong and in good … Read More

How to Resolve Conflict in Your Marriage

Conflict doesn’t destroy marriages. It is the inability to resolve a conflict that is so destructive. It is often the harsh words or tone that are used during a conflict that is most lasting and causes hurt feelings to linger long after the conflict is resolved. We have found that if couples will set a few ground rules for their … Read More

Take it to the Lord in Prayer

Sometimes things don’t go the way we would like, or the way we feel we deserve in our marriage. “He never helps around the house.” “She doesn’t appreciate how hard you work.” “He is more invested in his job than his family.” “She is never satisfied.” “He just wants to watch sports all day.” “She cares more about the kids … Read More

LOVE? What is it?

When Jesus was asked for God’s greatest commandment he said, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” ~Mark 12:30-31 God obviously places a very high value on love. … Read More

Living Our Marriage in the Spirit

According to Romans 8 there is a difference between “living according to the sinful nature” and “living according to the Spirit”   Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind of sinful … Read More

The BIG Relationship Killer

Excessive criticism is one of the most common destroyers of marriages. Most of us are aware of how often we are criticized, but we are seldom aware of how often we criticize. Here are 3 ways to help curb being critical of your spouse: Before you criticize, ask yourself three questions: Is it true, is it kind, and is it … Read More