The Difference Between Tolerating and Overlooking an Offense

In a day and age that cries out for tolerance, the idea of “tolerating our spouses” can easily seep into our mindset in marriage as well. At least, it did for my marriage! This notion sounds so noble and even Christlike on the surface. In fact, there’s one verse in particular that seems to support […]

4 Ways to Avoid Correcting Choices Your Mate Makes

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know that I tend to want to correct, even manipulate, my spouse’s choices. There’s just something within me that loves to bite on the bait of this temptation whenever it comes my way. Dare I say it? That something within me is my old […]

How Hungry are You for God? And Why it Matters!

Years ago, I flew to Chicago with my husband to visit his father. We landed just in time for lunch, but that wasn’t on the agenda … at least according to my father-in-law. He was just so excited to show us around Chicago—his hometown—that he didn’t want to slow down for a silly lunch stop! 😉 So […]

Relationship Communication: 6 Keys for a Successful Marriage

Today, I’m glad to introduce you to Rachael Pace, who is sharing some important benefits that effective communication in marriage can bring to our lives and marriages. You can find more about her at her bio below! Please, make her feel welcome by commenting below and sharing to all of your favorite social media spots!  […]

My Bible Study is On Sale! Plus a Free Devotional

Today I’m excited to tell you about two of my recent writing endeavors that I hope and pray encourage you! The first one is a limited-time deal on my recently published Bible study. If you’re interested in a Bible study that will take you little-by-little through the book of Ephesians, so that you can soak […]

4 Ways to Get a Clean Slate in Life and Marriage

I don’t know about you, but I’m a workaholic. And that applies to my marriage as well—always finding some way to clean up or spruce up what needs attention. That can be good. But today I want to talk about how doing too much in our own strength can derail us. After all, spring-cleaning our […]

How to Forgive the Past and Move Forward in Your Marriage

Today, I’m excited to introduce to you my next guest blogger in the “Spring Clean Your Marriage” series—Julie Loos. She’s sharing about how subtle and destructive ruminating on our mates’ failures and limitations can be to our marriages. Be sure to check out her bio below, as well as making her feel welcome by commenting […]

How to Clean Up Nitpicking Imperfections in Your Spouse

Today, I’m excited to be joined by my next guest blogger in the “Spring Clean Your Marriage” series, Carmen Brown. Her story will move you in powerful ways to see the destructiveness of nitpicking your spouse’s imperfections! See her bio below to find out more about her and her ministry. I was alone in my […]

5 Ways to C.L.E.A.N. Up Manipulating Your Spouse with Guilt

Today, I’m excited to continue in the “Spring Clean Your Marriage” series with my next guest blogger, Karen Friday. I feel a special kinship with her because she’s a pastor’s wife like me! I hope you’ll check out her bio below and make her feel welcome by commenting and sharing her wise words all around […]

7 Tips for Cleaning Up a Boring Sex Life in Marriage

Today I’m thrilled to have author and marriage blogger Sheila Gregoire as my guest in the “Spring Clean Your Marriage” series. See her bio below to find out more about her, as well as where to connect with her on social media.  We’ve all been there. Whether you are in a hectic season of life, […]

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