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 […]

Love Goggles

Written by Stacey Micklevitz Messy Marriage Team Member Hollywood can be subtle. It has a way of making sex symbols look hotter and repeatedly renders husbands/fathers dopey at best. Either portrayal takes deliberate forethought, fancy camera work, and the right actor. Obviously, actors such as Matthew McConaughey and Jim Belushi are type-cast. Unaware, you might […]

A Side of Love I Didn’t Recognize

I’ve always known that to love someone can be a big challenge. But lately God is opening my eyes to the fact that I don’t always recognize what true love is. There are times when showing love to my husband, Gary, seems effortless and sweet. I love it when I can give love to him […]

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 […]