Loving your Spouse with the Love of the Lord

lovingLoving others is the hallmark of Christianity. But have you ever stopped to think about how the divorce rate in the Christian community would plummet if we began to love our spouses with the same love that Jesus taught in the bible?

Along with homeless ministry, ministering to husbands and wives who are in marriages that are less than pleasant is something I’ve felt the Lord drawing me into.

In fact, my wife and I have discussed studying to becoming Christian marriage counselors. We both understand that it takes more than a simple desire to minister to couples. We know it takes a formal education to pursue this calling. Continue reading

Praying through Struggles – Building a Stronger Marriage

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Praying is something that I’ve always viewed as being a very individual and personal thing. My God knows my heart; therefore it doesn’t matter if I stumble over my words and have difficulty bearing my soul to Him. Continue reading

Spiritual Maturity levels: When Husbands and Wives aren’t Compatible

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Spiritual maturity levels that differ within a marriage can be challenging to the marriage. I used to think that as long as two people are Christians they would be able to work out any problem they may face in life. Looking back now, I consider that way of thinking ludicrous.  Continue reading

Love Starved Couples: Love’s Great Disappearing Act

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Love is one of the strongest emotions known to mankind. Love can blind us. Love can keep us up all night talking on the phone. Love can take precedence over just about anything else in life. Love can drive us to make lifetime commitments to one another. Continue reading

Marriage Commitment – Developing a Commitment Mindset

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Marriage commitment. These words seem almost like and oxymoron these days. You may consider this a personal rant (and it very well may be), or a request for answers to a subject I just don’t understand. Continue reading

Complementing Your Wife: It’s not what you say, it’s what you say

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Complementing my wife comes naturally to me. I couldn’t avoid complement her even if I tried. As she leaves for work each morning I tell her how good she looks. In fact, I can’t remember the last day I didn’t complement her on how she looks. Continue reading

Love is a Rare Commodity – Cherish it when it’s offered to you

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Love from my wife is something that I have the privilege of experiencing every day. I appreciate her shows of affection and I don’t take them lightly. However, there was a time in my life that I totally missed the big picture when attempts were made to show me love. Continue reading