The Maestro of Unity

Dressed in the crisp white and elegant black of a tuxedo, the conductor strides to the rostrum and rises tall before the members of his orchestra, their eyes lifted and their instruments polished and poised. With every muscle silenced and every ear cocked, the audience Read more…

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Shedding Our Shame

Since the day Adam and Eve hid from God, shame has been a problem in our relationships. Not only can Jesus Christ  remove the guilt of our sins, but He also knows how to rescue us from shame.——————————————————————————————- Shame is a Shroud Shame is a shroudthat Read more…

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Thank You

If you are working to honor your marriage, then please allow me to say this to you: Thank you! On behalf of the entire Body of Christ, I thank you. Your faithfulness in marriage is a gift of strength to all of us. If you Read more…

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A Marriage Q & A (Part Two)

Recently, my friend Kristen Hogrefe asked me several questions about marriage as she prepares for her wedding in just a few days. I was happy to share with Kristen some of the things that I have learned during thirty years of marriage. Last week, Kristen Read more…

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A Marriage Q & A (Part One)

Recently, my friend Kristen Hogrefe asked me several questions about marriage as she prepares for her wedding in just a few days. She recognizes that preparing for a lifelong marriage is more important than preparing for a wedding event, as exciting as that is! Having Read more…

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Recommended Resources

Life-Changing Important Basics Don’t try to do marriage without understanding the concepts in these two highly practical, easy-to-read books. Other Favorites Books for Wives Free Online Videos Michael and Cindy Easley have created 11 short videos in which they discuss Biblical marriage, becoming one in Read more…

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What is Your Marriage Legacy?

Forty-seven years of marriage can provide a wealth of knowledge and insight, especially when that marriage has been built on biblical principles. Drawing from that rich experience, Crawford and Karen Loritts have written a new book entitled, Your Marriage Today … And Tomorrow. The book Read more…

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Praying Psalm 1 for Your Husband

LORD, I thank You for my husband. Thank You for creating him in Your image, designing him for greatness and strength. I pray that my husband will be like a great tree planted by streams of water, its branches reaching up to the sky. May Read more…

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How to Upgrade Your Marriage

Women, do you have to earn your husband’s attention and affection? Men, do you have to earn your wife’s acceptance? THE OLD, WEARY WAY If your marriage is based on EARNING, then you have an old-covenant (OC) relationship. OC marriages are common because this type Read more…

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A Life Hack for a Great Marriage

You probably know some helpful life hacks for cooking, cleaning, or organizing your garage. Here’s one for your marriage: Remember the letters H-A-C-K. The word “hack” is not very appealing, but as an acronym, it represents some fantastic tools for building your marriage. HACK is Read more…

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How to Be a Burning Bush: Suffering Well

A Burning Bush One day Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock far into the wilderness and came to Sinai, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from Read more…

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Coming Up:

Mark and Jill Be sure to join us  ON THURSDAY (April 20) for our prayer call with Mark and Jill Savage. They have an incredible story of a restored marriage. (Read more about this couple HERE.) You will be encouraged by their insights, and you will be Read more…

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Cutting (self-injury)

You may not realize that 20% of high-school and college students engage in the self-injuring practice of cutting. As this becomes more common, it also affects more marriages. Most of us have not purposely cut ourselves, but we have all experienced inner pain, and we Read more…

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Marriage is Like Gardening

Trade Your Saw for a Spade When you build something out of wood, you measure, cut, sand, nail, and – viola!- results. You have visible signs of progress and defined outcomes. Best of all, you have much of the control. Relationships, on the other hand, are Read more…

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Dealing with Brokenness

Do not be afraid of the brokenness in your life. We all have to deal with broken relationships, broken promises, broken dreams, and broken hearts.  All of us are broken by our own sin and by the sin of others. But God says to us: Read more…

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“The Gospel and Same-Sex Marriage”

What is a Biblical response to same-sex marriage? How does the good news of Christ shape our thinking on this topic? If you are asking these questions, then you will want to read The Gospel and Same-Sex Marriage. Edited by Russell Moore and Andrew Walker, it Read more…

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How to Avoid “Divorce Month” (by Mike McManus)

(The following article was written by Mike McManus, syndicated columnist and president of Marriage Savers.  I appreciate Mike’s fantastic work on behalf of marriages , and I am grateful for his permission to share this column, which first appeared on December 14, 2016, on EthicsAndReligion.com.) January is the worst “Divorce Read more…

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Christmas Prayers

Thank You, LORD, for the awesome message of Christmas: You stoop down to make us great. (Psalm 18:35, NIV) How incredible! This is precisely what You did through the stunning miracle of the Incarnation. You stooped down beneath the stars, beneath a low stable door, entering our Read more…

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