A Door I’d Rather Not Walk Through . . .

Has God ever taken you through a door that, if you were writing the story, would not be part of your preferred plotline? I trust God knows what He’s doing in my life. In fact, I think God has a plan for this “door” that I’m now being asked to walk through. I’m not saying […]

When Your Spouse is Depressed

Written by MM Team Member (and my hubby!) – Gary Steffaniak     If you’ve never been depressed, you cannot understand how depression feels or how hard it is to overcome. And I’m not talking about just having a bad day here and there. One friend who struggles with depression told me that when he’s […]

Guest Post at “The Overflow”

  Today I’m excited to invite you over to Alicia Bruxvoort’s blog, The Overflow and her Inspire series where I’m sharing, 5 Tips to Pray More Effectively for Your Spouse. Alicia has been such an inspiring writer and blogging friend. I love her perspective since she shares everything from that down-to-earth mom’s point of view. […]

3 Truths that Anchored My Soul in Early Marriage

  Today we are privileged to have a guest post from Ngina who blogs over at Intentional Today while I take some vacation time. {Thank you, Ngina!} Whenever I visit Ngina’s site, I always feel like I resonate with so much of what she has to say and what she has been through in her […]

Is God talking to YOU about your spouse?

  There’s a certain frustration that sometimes comes with prayer. We wisely decide to quit trying to change our spouses and instead pray for them and our marriages. This is all good, but like anything in life, it can become contaminated. I’ve been a part of a prayer group of women who meet regularly to […]

Feel like God Doesn’t Hear You?

Recently I’ve been reading through some of my old journals from many years ago and there was one story that really stood out—that seemed to tell not just a story of my life, but a story of how faithful God is. At the time of the writing, my husband and I were going through a […]

8 Questions – Knowing When to Confront

There are times when we should address a problem and times when we shouldn’t. Often there is confusion about just when or if it’s right to proceed. Here are 8 questions or areas of concern to consider when you’re at that crossroad. My prayer is that they might bring you greater clarity on when to […]

Making the Hard Choices

Lately I’ve been feeling discouraged about my daily tendency to repeat certain sins. I often let pride, fear and selfishness reign instead of reaching out for and clinging to God. I’ve noticed it in the smallest of details in my day. Not just choosing wrong actions, but dwelling on sinful thoughts like they’re a melting […]

Are You Trusting God’s Timing?

There are some things that we must wait for in life. Asking God to answer our prayers for our marriages can be one of those times where He teaches us to wait. And oddly enough, this reminds me of baking a cake. I can mix together all the right ingredients … 1 yielded heart A […]

Livin’ on a Prayer – April’s "SYS"

April’s “Share Your Story” is by Becky BoernerAnd I, Beth, am also excited to announce that Becky is our Newest MM Team member! Can I get a Woot, Woot?!! *************** Do you recognize this face? He was “the man” in the 80’s—Bon Jovi! I remember listening to all of Bon Jovi’s songs with my very first […]