“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” (Proverbs 15:1) With the current state of the world, husbands and wives, moms and dads, are all finding themselves spending a lot more time in the same...
For many, marriage is seen as one of the most important milestones a person can experience. The act of saying, “I do” is something that many spend their life dreaming of. In some ways, there is a fantasized ideal...
These are unprecedented times. There have been mass layoffs, graduations have been canceled and businesses closed. It’s forced people to find innovative ways to connect. In response we’ve seen drop off baby showers, mini weddings, people working from home,...
Thanks be to God, there is always a way forward. But we also need to be realistic. Seeking resurrection always involves a kind of death—the death of what we know, hope for, and especially the demise of coping mechanisms...
7. Choose Joy In this life, no one is exempt from experiencing pain. Sometimes the pain we experience deceives us into thinking that our pain is much worse than that of another. Whereas this may be true, we must accept...

10 Signs of a Strong Marriage

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I sat with Becky as she shared her feelings of utter horror, shock, and devastation from Thursday morning. She shook, with tears streaming steadily down her face. Her husband had just announced he wanted a divorce after 20 years...
When time and distance separate us from loved ones, our hearts ache. But when a loved one, a family member, our children or friends are not well, that distance grows, and their difficulty becomes ours. In times like these,...
Remember the song Que Sera, Sera where the little girl dreams of what her future will be? My girlhood was populated with visions of the future, and while they might have varied in location (Paris? Narnia? Or the little suburb...
When a healthy person enters a dysfunctional environment, the abuser often begins to feel threatened. They’ve likely spent a lifetime controlling others through manipulation and anger. They may not know another way to relate. They may, in fact, have...
Love Quotes in the Bible 1 John 4:8 ESV Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.   John 3:16 ESV “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him...