Living Our Marriage in the Spirit

According to Romans 8 there is a difference between “living according to the sinful nature” and “living according to the Spirit”   Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind of sinful … Read More

The BIG Relationship Killer

Excessive criticism is one of the most common destroyers of marriages. Most of us are aware of how often we are criticized, but we are seldom aware of how often we criticize. Here are 3 ways to help curb being critical of your spouse: Before you criticize, ask yourself three questions: Is it true, is it kind, and is it … Read More

It’s All a Matter of Perspective

I recently encountered two women who were sharing their stories about how obsessive each of their husbands was about the way the home was kept. Both of the men were extremely neat and organized. If things were out of place (which when you live in your home will tend to happen ????), it really bothered each of their husbands. One … Read More

Blessed and Forgiven

Our free will often draws us to live a “self-centered,” “self-focused” life instead of being in right relationship with God as Lord of our lives and being there for our spouse. The essence of sin is self-centeredness, or independence from God—the belief that we don’t need Him. The essence of God’s plan for us is communion with Him. He loves us … Read More