My Failures, God’s Inroads And WW Linkup!

I’ve been studying in 1st Samuel and God has been bringing to my attention all the times that people either wrongly let pride overtake them or rightly let humility be their response to circumstances. I honestly think God brings to our attention the very things we need! #Ineedhumility Click To Tweet In fact, humility is […]

New Series on Wounds of the Past and Linkup

Lately, it seems like God is dealing with me through all sorts of sources on the need to deal with old wounds that trigger me and my hubby in our marriage. It’s like everywhere I turn the subject turns to old wounds … From my Men and Openness Survey results (see post here on how […]

Killer Marriage Tips Video

I hope you get a kick out of this funny little video from Johnny and Chachi! It’s one of my faves, but remember to do the OPPOSITE of what they suggest or you will “kill” your marriage! 😉

Timing in Communication

Recently my husband and I were driving somewhere and I noticed that, … let me put it this way, his frame of mind wasn’t the best. But I like to take advantage of drive time to connect and talk with him, so I began to share with him an idea I had for a project […]

When You’re Attracted to Someone Else

  Can you relate? You’ve been feeling it coming on for weeks, maybe months now. Every time you see this person s/he makes you feel special, noticed. You know it’s not right to feel this way about someone other than your spouse, but it’s been a long time since your spouse looked at you that […]

The Perfectionist Spouse

  Do you ever feel like you can never satisfy your spouse?  Do you get into arguments over who’s right or how something should be done?  Do you sometimes feel like you’re in competition with your spouse? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then you might be married to or be “the […]

Guest Writer at Doug Fields – ‘Messy Marriage or Messy Ministry?’

Today I have the honor of having my article, “Messy Marriage or Messy Ministry? Which comes first?” over at Doug Fields site. Won’t you stop on by and check it out?  I’d love for you to leave a comment at Doug’s site and you can count on me replying! Have a great weekend everyone! Beth

5 Texts You Should Never Send Your Spouse

This past weekend, my husband and I had the privilege of attending our church’s annual marriage retreat. Our guest speaker was Doug Fields,* an amazing communicator and family man. He reminded us that technology has connected us with our world, while very often disconnecting us from our spouses. So in that spirit, here’s my advice […]

Wedded Wednesday – Vulnerabilities in Marriage

I’ve been there. I’m certain you have too … standing at the end of a good long stretch of going without, straining to see if what we want and need is off in the distance. But it either seems out of reach or is withheld like some cruel joke.   Any prolonged deprivation of a […]

I’m Having an Affair … With My Cell Phone!

Written by Gary Steffaniak Messy Marriage Team Member … at least, that’s what my wife says. Let me explain. Friday is my day off and usually my wife, Beth, and I spend the day together. When school is going on, our kids are not home, and typically the day is ours—an empty house with no […]