Do You Remember the Good Times?

Two years ago, I acted on God’s nudging to start a blog called Messy Marriage. I felt that He wanted me to write about all the ways life and marriage is and can be messy. But I also felt God wanted me to tell of how He is able to redeem the mess—making it into […]

Feeling Trapped in a Loveless Marriage?

Recently a comment caught my attention. First of all, because of the pain I was sensing in this person’s words, and second, because it got me to thinking about my own messy marriage journey. Here’s the comment to an article I posted about a spouse continually refusing to admit fault … My wife has behaved […]

Ties That Bind

Today’s article is another “Share Your Story,” a contribution from blogger,   Kelli of Chronicles of Grace We meet between the sheets on Memorial Day weekend. After the tension drains out of our words and the last of the light drips out of the sky. Peace is sewn on like a fresh patch covers a […]

The Drought of 2012

Written by Stacey Micklevitz Messy Marriage Team Member You’d have to be living under a rock to be unaware of this year’s drought. Add to that the record heat, and you’re walking earth that yearns for water. We’re at a point where an occasional rain won’t even make a dent in the severe deficit that’s […]

How My Father Issues Impacted My Marriage

  As I’ve hinted at in my last two posts, I didn’t have much of a relationship with my father growing up. He was like a stranger to me in many ways. He was a workaholic pastor who wasn’t home much and, when he was, he didn’t know how to reach out or connect. When […]

Differences

Written by Heather Copple Messy Marriage Team Member Scott and I look at the world very differently for many reasons. Our gender, our childhoods and our personalities are the main reasons for those differences. Some of the differences bring out the best in each other and some don’t really do anything good or bad, but […]

Hesitant Husbands

Recently I wrote a post, “Letting a Busy Schedule Come Before Your Marriage,” and I promised to give you more tips on how to draw your hesitant husband into more quality connection time with you. So here are my thoughts … If your husband is hesitant, you’re not alone. It’s a very common problem for […]

Letting a Busy Schedule Come before Your Marriage?

This has been an incredibly busy month for me, and it’s only the 17th of October! What will the rest of the month look like? And with all this busyness, I’m reminded of one very important aspect of my marriage … my husband! Now, I have to say that October has been a really busy […]

Spark #2 Chemistry

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”   —Psalm 139:14 (NIV) I’ve never been great at science. I muddled my way through high school biology and never even took H.S. chemistry because it wasn’t required for college at the time. But even though […]