3 Ways to Deal with a Recurring Conflict

AlicePopkorn Ever had an issue like one of my hubby’s favorite movies, Groundhog Day? If you’re not familiar, Bill Murray plays a weather reporter who keeps waking up to the same frustrating Groundhog Day over and over again. Sometimes a particular issue in marriage is like that. No matter how hard you try to work […]

I’m Having an Affair … With My Cell Phone!

Written by Gary Steffaniak Messy Marriage Team Member … at least, that’s what my wife says. Let me explain. Friday is my day off and usually my wife, Beth, and I spend the day together. When school is going on, our kids are not home, and typically the day is ours—an empty house with no […]

Consumed with Making My Spouse Perfect

Back some 25 years ago, I didn’t marry the man that I now call my husband. No, I haven’t gotten a divorce and remarried a different man. I simply married the man I believed would change to suit my preferences and ideals. In hindsight, I can clearly see that was the … Wrong Approach!    […]

10 Reasons "Why There’s No Such Thing as a Soul-Mate"

photo credit by stevendepolo (Flickr) If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know that I fiercely and regularly attempt to debunk the whole soul-mate mythology that’s so rampant in our society. So, to drive home my thoughts even more, I’ve decided to share 10 reasons why I think it’s simply a […]

“Engagement” with the Real Problem

Today we are joining Marriage Monday to discuss engagement.   When my husband, then boyfriend, Gary was a teen, a very smart, protective youth pastor told Gary never to tell a girl he loved her until he was ready to marry her. I completely understand this man’s reasoning. I know that there are way too […]

Drive-Thru Marriage

By Stacey Micklevitz One evening, not too long ago, my husband Bryan and I were on our way to our Small Group Bible Study.  Because Bryan had been caught in traffic, which made him arrive home late from work, we had decided to pick up fast food and eat it in the car on the […]

Drive-Thru Marriage

One evening, not too long ago, my husband Bryan and I were on our way to our Small Group Bible Study.  Because Bryan had been caught in traffic which made him arrive home late from work, we had decided to pick up fast food and eat it in the car on the way to our […]