Right or Loving?

When you and your beloved disagree, are you more interested in being right or being loving? Right means you win (and someone loses!)Loving means you seek understanding for the sake of the relationship. Which do you think makes for a closer marriage? Well, Captain...

Time for Serious FUN!

How much fun have you and your companion enjoyed in the past month? If you’re young and you’ve passed the honeymoon phase of marriage but don’t yet have children, then you may have evenings out to dinner and a movie, or long strolls hand-in-hand. If you have children...

Sarah & Josh

My husband and I got engaged in 2014 and we were so excited to ask Pastor Bill to marry us. He said yes but told us he required premarital counseling before the big day. Before the wedding, we met several times, worked through some lessons and had some amazing...
Selfless Love: “The Race to Second Place!

Selfless Love: “The Race to Second Place!

“If ours is to be a selfless marriage, then I must race to second place!” That’s not verbatim Jacob’s response, but it’s close. Gold star, Jacob. Well-said. Challenging to accomplish! Jacob got it! He understood the key that unlocks a purposeful, passionate...

Maximize Your Vacation with Six Hard-Learned Lessons

The summer solstice just past and I’m longing for the beach on these longer days! Mary Beth and I have a few weeks before that longing is satisfied. So, I ponder, “How can I maximize my vacation time?” To answer my own question, I remembered what made past vacations...

Are You Building Bunkers or Bridges?

It’s easy to be critical “You’re always on your phone.” It’s a lot more difficult to be vulnerable. “I would like your attention.” Try transforming criticism into an expression of what you need. It takes courage, but you may...

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