Category «Marriage»

Choosing Growth: Investing In Your Marriage

Choosing Growth- Investing in Your Marriage

I remember the day clearly; following ski patrol across the mountain. The same mountain that just hours earlier held wonder and excitement, was now an icy slope of fear and dread. When I reached the emergency center, my stomach finally settled when I laid eyes on my smiling husband, resting in a bed with his …

When You Need a Transformation in Your Marriage

Strengthen Your Marriage Foundation Course

In marriage, we discover a depth of relationship that is intended to echo Christ’s love for us. Wives, submit to your husbands, as to the Lord. Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church. This beautiful picture of marriage opens the door to trust, grace, vulnerability and strength. But in our sin-filled world, we …

How to Fight Selfishness in Marriage

How to Fight Selfishness in Marriage

Marriage woke me up to a side of myself that had never before been so exposed. It was there, lurking beneath the surface, working in my life in ways that were hardly visible. But in marriage, the veil ripped away and my selfishness became evident.   At first, it was the little things. “Let’s go …

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Spouse Feel Loved

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Spouse Feel Loved

I’m going to be honest and admit that when life gets busy, serving my husband quietly slips onto the backburner. After all, we have so many responsibilities, activities and important tasks to get done every day. And with only a few hours left in the evenings, we don’t have much time for ourselves, let alone …

Why Prayer is Essential to a Thriving Marriage

Why Prayer is Essential to a Thriving Marriage

I prayed about my marriage. I spent time asking God to grow us and to bring us closer. But looking back I had no idea how important devoted and strategic prayer was to a healthy and thriving marriage. When you spend devoted time in prayer, specifically about your marriage, you will find that several aspects …

3 Ways to Communicate Better in a Fight

Do you ever feel like an argument is going nowhere?  Whether it’s a fight with your spouse, a family member or a friend, with constant interruptions and heated accusations, the initial problem only escalates. You talk, but don’t feel heard.  You explain, but don’t feel understood. So how do you get your point across? How …