When You Feel like Your Spouse is the Enemy

  It’s often so hard to see what’s really going on when we’re in the middle of the struggles in life. Can I get an Amen? It’s like that metaphor for life that the apostle Paul used in 1 Corinthians 13:12, “We see but a poor reflection as in a mirror …” and if we […]

Messy Ministry

Our first day of planting a church, Easter 1992. We met in a nearby school for services and our home for small group. It’s the proverbial chicken or the egg conundrum—which comes first? Messy marriage, therefore, messy ministry? Or Messy ministry, therefore, messy marriage? Well, in my household, it’s been both/and. There were times when […]

Falling Forward

Sometimes I let the doubts about who I am—messiness and all—get me down. I wonder, How can I ever lead others into healing and wholeness in marriage or life, if I don’t have it all together myself?   The reality is that very often I don’t feel qualified. I don’t feel capable. I don’t feel […]

Choosing to Fight

Written by: Stacey Micklevitz My husband Bryan is a faithful follower of the UFC. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this fast-growing sport, UFC is Ultimate Fighting Championship. When I witnessed my first fight on TV, I was nearly horrified. How can this be a sport? How can two men enter a locked […]