Independence is Overrated

God was not surprised when Adam and Eve sinned. God is all-knowing and operates outside of space and time. He knew before Adam and Eve were even created that they would sin. He knew that all mankind would fall under the curse of sin. But God loved us so much that through Christ, He also provided a way for us … Read More

Before You Were Born, God Had Plans For You

Sometimes it is important to pause and remember who we are and who our spouse is in relationship to God. I like recite Psalm 139:13-18 and personalize it to me and my husband: For you created my inmost being;you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My … Read More

It’s Not Only What You Say, But How You Say It

It’s not just what you say to your spouse, but how you say it. Tone can change the entire meaning of the spoken content. Tone is the punctuation to the spoken word. You can imagine how difficult it would be to write without punctuation. Two of the biggest offenses in tone are using an overbearing angry tone or using sarcasm. … Read More

6 Guidelines to Help Get Your Finances Under Control

A timeless sharing from the archives of Guidelines for Living a commentary by Dr. Harold Sala. May 27, 2011 MONEY CAN WRECK YOUR MARRIAGE For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 Timothy 6:10 Jack and his wife … Read More

A New Year’s Prayer

Year’s ago we attended a wedding where the couple each brought forth a little bound scroll. They explained to those present that each of them had written down a prayer to God for His specific blessings on their first year of marriage. They placed their scrolls in an empty bottle and put the cork on the end of the bottle. … Read More