#strongmarriagesmatter, Hurt No More: Help for those trapped in the cycle of domestic violence

Hurt No More: Help For Those Trapped In The Cycle of Domestic Violence

Amidst a growing number of concerns both in this community and in the community of Christ’s believers in general, we want to speak out against something extremely important. Domestic violence.   Being hurt in your home is never ok.  There are three pervasive forms of abuse that happen in marriages –  mental, emotional and physical.  If you are specifically facing physical abuse you must remember that being hurt by your partner is NOT God’s best for

#strongmarriagesmatter, Date Night on A Dime: Spending Time wwith the One You Love for Less

Date Night on a Dime: Spending Time With Your Love For Less

 Whether you are growing a family or are just being frugal, it’s always a great idea to have some inexpensive date night ideas in your back pocket! So here are a few great options for you to have a Date Night on a Dime.   Create an at home spa:  We’ve all seen it in the movies and it’s a wonderful option for both you and your spouse to simply relax.  Stop by your local store,

love is constant. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love is Constant

Love is constant 1 Corinthians 13:7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit, together with Adam and Eve were a community. God loved His son and daughter, and had set up a lush, majestic, and paradisaical, home for them. Full of all kinds of beautiful trees, good fruit, a stream. They were a stones throw away from precious stones, gold, and rare perfume. God empowered Adam and

Love is full of peace and grace

Love is Peaceful & Gracious

Love is peaceful, love is gracious. God has called us to live in peace according to 1 Corinthians 7:15. God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all Christian marriages are eligible, all of the Lord’s marriages qualify. About 18 months ago, my wife was inspired for us to get together and create a spirit of marriage document or family manifesto. After we prayed about it, talked about it, observed, noted and

Love is Selfless & Honoring

Love is Selfless & Honor

It’s day three of the Strong Marriages Matter Love is series, and as we continue working our way through the richness of 1 Corinthians 13, we read Paul admonishing the church in Corinth that love “”does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking.” You cannot have honor without selflessness. Nor truly receive honor without a heart of humility and holding yourself in low esteem. These two virtues work hand in hand. They are cyclical –

Love is Humble & Generous, Strong Marriages Matter

Love is Generous & Humble

Love is Generous & Humble. As husbands we have a call to a love that is humble. As wives, we sometimes feel like we do nothing except to be generous.

Love is Patient and Kind

Love is Patient, Love is Kind

  HIS STORY: Love is patient. Love is kind. Through a few early setbacks in our marriage, the patience God already put inside me was made self-evident as love, for the beautiful woman He entrusted to me. But things weren’t always that way. One of our very first arguments was over a wet towel. As I completed my warm shower, I expected to besiege the remaining warmth in my body by surrounding it in a

Live Out One-ness (1)

How to Start the Year Right and Live Out One-ness in Marriage

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” – Genesis 2:24 My other half and I have counseled a number of husbands and wives in the last years. Among the common issues we have encountered are: Resentment over unfulfilled expectations/commitments Jealousy over (suspected or confirmed) extramarital affairs Unforgiveness of past offences Bitterness caused by hurtful words Complaints over one’s insensitivity to

#StrongMarrigesMatter, Mutual Submission- Every Day Troubles

Mutual Submission: For Men Only Every Day Troubles

During a quick Bible study after church, the other day, my wife and I ran into a scripture that is familiar to many of us. 1 Corinthians 7:4 reminds us that the husband has control over the wife’s body and vice versa. But in light of several recent conversations, I began seeing this from another perspective that I’ve found helpful and believe that you would too. Traditionally, this is referenced when speaking about the state

So, You're a Tired Mom Too

So, You’re a Tired Mom Too?

Tonight I was just another tired mom. The honest truth is that the last round of hugs for my six precious kids almost made me cry. And not that I love my children endlessly way. But in the other, less honorable kind of way I initially wrote up this long allegorical (exaggerating here) tale to tell you about my day and the reasons for my exhaustion. But, I think you get it. I believe that