Mary DeMuth’s "Everything" – Book Offer!

Over the past month I’ve had the honor and privilege of being selected to be a part of Mary DeMuth’s Launch Team for her soon-to-be released book, Everything. One of the many opportunities that I was given was getting to read her book before its release to the public in mid October. But the best […]

Consumed with Life = No Margin

There’s this scary idea that what’s most important about our lives will be captured by a “dash” on our tombstone … he/she was born in 1960/70/80 something, followed by the dash before the date of death. The real dilemma is, we all want to make our “dash” count, right? Photo by Jo Naylor But the […]

Are You Consumed with Status?

Continuing on in our “Consumed” Series … I don’t know about your family, but my kids are all gearing up for the start of the school year. Thankfully my two oldest sons are out of the rat race of middle and high school, where the pressures to be a part of the cool crowd are […]

Consumed – The Negative Side of Blogging

Have you noticed how the Olympic games have captured the world’s attention? Viewers are consumed by the footage of the opening ceremonies, competitions and rivalries. As for the athletes, they’ve trained relentlessly for this world event for years—some for decades—and are consumed with winning.  Opening Ceremony of 2012 London Olympic Games It’s true that sometimes […]

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. […]