5 Lies In Too Many Marriages

In every marriage there are valleys and there are mountains.  It’s during the valleys, the low times, that we begin to have negative thoughts and feelings about ourselves, our circumstances, and our spouse.  This can lead to lies seeping into our minds that take root and follow you, even when you emerge from those low times.  If you let them linger, it’ll eat at the very fabric of your relationship.  Here are 5 lies to reject when they come to mind.

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We’ve Lost Our Spark

Remember when you and your spouse first started dating?  If you were like most couples, those early days of your relationship and your marriage were exciting and energetic.  You pursued each other.  You spent hours talking on the phone or in person.  You wanted to always be together.  As time moved on, and life got in the way, that spark has probably dimmed or maybe completely burned out.  After years of being married, raising kids, working, living life, somewhere along the way, the two of you stopped connecting.

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Respecting Your Husband

“Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.” Ephesians 5:22

This verse…… whew!  It does not have the best reputation.  It has been used incorrectly by so many on both ends of the spectrum.  The secular world points to this verse as “proof” that Christianity is more of a cult that oppresses and devalues women.  It has also been misused in the church and in marriages to make women feel weak and voiceless.

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Can You Hear Me Now?

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST BLOGIs he even listening to me?

Several years ago, a popular wireless company had a series of television commercials where an employee would walk from place to place saying “Can you hear me now?” to highlight their outstanding coverage.  The commercials were cute, but they also highlighted an important point.  It can be extremely frustrating when you are talking to someone, and they cannot hear you. This is also true for face to face conversations and especially true in marriage.  How many times have you told your spouse something only to have them swear you never mentioned it?  Probably quite a few.  An occasional occurrence of this can be overlooked, but if it happens often, we need to get to the root cause of the problem….. 

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