Appreciate and Enjoy Your Husband’s Masculinity

  Today we are privileged to have a guest post from Gaye who blogs over at Calmhealthysexy, while I take a week of much-needed vacation! Gaye has been a great blogging friend and I always value her thoughts and practical insights. I know you’re going to appreciate her perspective today. It’s easy to buy into […]

Intimate Insecurities

Written by Kimberly GreenMessy Marriage Team Writer When I was a little girl, we had a brown crocheted blanket that lived in the family room, ever available to warm you on a chilly night. For me, this blanket had many uses. It was a glamorous gown for playing dress up; a fortress; an island where […]

Love vs. Infatuation and WW Linkup

Love is . . . Developed in times of difficulty. Infatuation is . . . Spoiled in times of difficulty. Love is . . . Empowered by what is good and true. Infatuation is . . . Fueled by good times. Love is . . . A result of intentional and sacrificial choices that eventually […]

How I Help My Husband … In His View

Today we are joining “Marriage Monday” to discuss the topic of  “helping our husbands” as referenced in Gen. 2:18.  I chose to interview the one I help, my husband, Gary.  Check out what he has to say on the subject …   What do you think God means when he created me to be your […]

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 […]

Father Issues, God Issues, Husband Issues

Let me just say upfront … I have father issues. Of course, that translates into issues with “men” as well, which might explain the title of this blog! But the fact is that my father issues create another drawback … my father issues affect my relationship with God.   I’ve done Bible studies, read books […]

Porn’s Influence on Marriage

Today we’re joining e-Mom for Marriage Monday to discuss the topic of “Sex”. I feel like this is the perfect opportunity to break out my recently received stats from Josh McDowell’s campaign, “Just One Click Away” … I plan to share more of McDowell’s information about the influence of the Internet and Internet porn on […]

S-E-X . . . A Three Letter Word!

Written by Heather Copple Messy Marriage Team Member A little background… I have been married to my husband, Scott for over 15 years. We are brutally honest with each other and that can be painful. We enjoy each other mentally, spiritually and physically. One mess in our marriage . . . we have different libidos. […]

6 Strategies for Avoiding an Affair

Attractions, like the popular bumper sticker says, “… happen.“ But if we are wise, affairs don’t have to.   Here are six strategies that are helpful in avoiding the allure of an affair. Stay connected and engaged with your spouse. That means you need to make time to be with your spouse. You need to […]