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 […]

Finding Calm Before & After the "Storm"

  For the most part, I am an anxious person. And nothing makes me more stressed and anxious than a conflict. It’s nothing for me to face an important confrontation with my mouth dry as cotton and my voice quivering with fear as I stammer out my disjointed thoughts. The greater the intensity of the […]

5 Texts You Should Send Your Spouse

1. I liked the way you … yesterday. They say it takes seven positive statements to make up for one negative. So we need to be sharing encouraging words with our spouses whenever we get the chance. And since most of us don’t see our spouses during the day, what a lovely way to brighten […]

5 Tips to Pray More Effectively for Your Spouse

Does this seem like a “no-brainer”?  Well, it is and it isn’t. I’m sure many of you are praying for your spouse and marriage daily, and that’s wonderful!Keep it up! But what if you could pray more effectively? Would you be interested in finding out how? Then read on …  Tip One – Thank God […]

Despairing of Life?

The holidays are a difficult time for many who’ve lost loved ones at this time of year—whether recently and in years past. It’s hard for some who face the prospect of spending the holidays alone, or who simply feel sadness in contrast to what the holidays represent. The holidays can be a very sad time […]

Spiritual Practices that Save My Marriage

I could go on and on about how to communicate better, or learn to forgive, or make time to really connect with your spouse, but that’s simply icing on the cake. The bedrock of my marriage has not been being the best wife, but being a fully devoted follower of Christ. With that said, here […]

Is God at Work?

Lately God’s impressed upon me one important aspect of His M.O. (“mode of operation”—yes, I know … I watch too many crime shows and know the lingo all too well!) God is busy at work in our lives, but very often He is busy in the … Unseen, spiritual realm. Remembering this has encouraged me, […]

Extending Grace to Extended Family

by tinaxduzgen With the Thanksgiving holiday just next week, my mind has wandered toward the many “extended family” messes that often erupt this time of year. I have to say that I’m so grateful to have in-laws who have blessed me and not tested me when the holidays have rolled around. Unfortunately, I do remember […]

Give Your Spouse a Little Kick

Over a year ago my husband (Gary) and I began a commitment to pray together each day and I wrote about it and challenged my blog readers. You can read about it here. Since that time, my husband and I have made praying together a habit. Sure, we miss a day or two now and […]