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 […]

The Anatomy of Bitterness

I took an Anatomy class in college. BIG.MIS.TAKE First of all, with the help of my lab partner, I had to skin a cat. Ewww! Then I had to familiarize myself so thoroughly with every in and out (organs, bones, muscles, nerves) of that sad cat that I had formaldehyde-filled dreams at night! But what […]

Avoiding the Slide to a Boring Marriage

Today we join, Marriage Monday, where we are exploring the many ways we keep our marriages fresh, never frozen. My husband Gary and I know that if we let it, our marriage can get a bit dry and boring. I think of it as a garden. You have to constantly tend to a garden—watering it, […]

Marriage Devotions with Marisa Gary

This past week was the fourth week in a month long “Love Series” at Marisa Gary’s blog, We Were Made to Worship. If you haven’t stopped by to check the devotionals out, you should. In fact, this past Wednesday’s post was by “yours truly.”  So a shout out goes to Marisa for inviting me to […]

When My Love Isn’t Enough

“…I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of […]

Don’t Forget the "Love Series" – Week Two

Don’t forget to check out Marisa Gary’s blog, We Were Made to Worship and her second week of the “Love Series” devotions.  Here are this past week’s topics: Why You Must Pray For and Pray With Your Spouse This Little Light of Mine, I’m Gonna Let It Shine What Love Is…{and What Love Isn’t} Don’t […]

Resolve to Love – Guest Post by Marisa Gary

Today we have the privilege of joining Marisa Gary at the blog, We Were Made to Worship. Marisa is doing a “Love Series” that I will be linking with today and every Friday in January. So start your New Year right by committing yourself to reading her “Love Series” devotionals. Read on … “Because of […]

Where to Find the Perfect Christmas Gift

Christmas can be a time of joy and laughter … But for many couples and families, it is a time of stress, fighting and over-extending. Not only do you have the pressures of buying fun and frugal Christmas presents for all of your family and friends, but you also have the pressures of cooking, cleaning, […]

“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 […]

Marriage Mistake #10 – Believed Love was Only a Feeling

When I was first married I felt that my love for my husband was completely. I woke up thinking about him and didn’t stop until I laid down at night. But even then he invaded my sleep as my “dream guy!” I felt those sweet butterflies when he walked into the room. I swooned when […]