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 […]

Loving God Helps Me Love My Husband

Today’s post is written by Dineen Miller from Spiritually Unequal Marriage – a place where you’ll “find practical help and encouragement to thrive in your spiritually unequal marriage.” I will tell you, in all honesty, that I cannot love my husband in my own strength. It’s not possible. I tried to for a many years […]

Finding God in a Difficult Marriage

Today’s article is a response to the “Share Your Story” post from last month. The writer wishes to remain anonymous, but I thank her for her authenticity here just the same! I’ve been learning lately that conflict and pain can be used to deepen my character and grow my relationship with God.  But I often […]

You Complete Me . . . Not!

Is it such a terrible thing to say that my husband doesn’t complete me? I recently picked up a book that I still hope is a great marriage book by Mort Fertel – Marriage Fitness. I plan on reading it and a few others on my upcoming vacation. But when it came in the mail […]

Romantic Nonsense

A few months ago I ran across some of my old journals from the early days in my marriage. As I scanned over the many pages, I found a statement that reflected something of a watershed moment in my young marriage. I wrote . . .   “I thought love was supposed to be easy—to […]

Taking a Sacred Marital Pause?

I’ve often heard the old saying, “the family that prays together stays together” and I’ve always believed that to be true. But my hubs, Gary, and I have found it to be something of a hard habit to keep in place within our marriage. Sure, as a family we always pray before we chow down. […]