Me! Me! Me!
Me! Me! Me! Acknowledging my sin helps me view myself honestly and without pretense. by Dave Boehi Direct Link to article on FamilyLife: Me! Me! Me! If you went through premarriage counseling, you may recall some of the subjects you discussed with your pastor or counselor—things like communication, personality differences, finances, and resolving conflict. But […]
Are You Listening?
Three communication tips based on wisdom gained from years (and years) of trial and error. by Dave Boehi Direct Link to article on FamilyLife: Are You Listening? See if you can relate to any of these situations … Case study #1: You are watching television, and the score is tied late in a crucial game […]
Romancing Your Man
It comes down to one simple principle—love your neighbor as you would want to be loved. by Barbara Rainey I’ve noticed that most romantic novels and movies contain a common theme. It goes like this: A handsome, intelligent, adventurous, single man on a mission unexpectedly meets a beautiful, equally intelligent single woman under improbable circumstances—often […]
Confessions of a Young Widow: The Little Thi...
Sometimes it’s the silly things that most couples probably take for granted that I miss the most about my husband. by Sabrina Beasley Direct Link to FamilyLife Article: Confessions of a Young Widow: The Little Things I Miss About Being Married Not long ago, I was in a discussion group of singles, but there happened […]
The 50/50 Myth
If you’re keeping score in your marriage, you’re in trouble. by Dave Boehi Direct Link to Article on FamilyLife: The 50/50 Myth Whether we realize it or not, most of our friendships operate according to a 50/50 plan: “You do your part, and I’ll do mine.” If the friendship is lopsided—if one person is giving […]
The Legacy of a Love Letter
High touch in a time of high tech. by Mary May Larmoyeux Direct Link to Article on FamilyLife: The Legacy of a Love Letter “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” These words, penned by Elizabeth Barrett in the mid-1800s to Robert Browning, still make me sigh. Oh, the depth and breadth […]
Shock Your Spouse and Kids With This Questio...
Here’s a practical way to revolutionize your relationship with your family. But it requires some risk. by Dave Boehi Direct Link to article on FamilyLife: A Question that Will Change Your Marriage and Family What if your teenager asked you one day, “What can I do to help?” Probably two things would happen. First, you’d […]
Deeper Questions – Building Up Your Sp...
How would your marriage be different if both of you chose to focus on what is good and right rather than what is bad and wrong? (Philippians 4:8; Ephesians 4:29-32) How can you help your spouse realize who he or she is in Christ? Do you love your spouse in a way that casts out […]
Deeper Questions – Building Oneness
Have you taken time lately to share your true feelings with your spouse? Is there an area of bitterness from the past you’ve been harboring which is causing the isolation? Would you consider voicing that and giving your spouse another opportunity to seek forgiveness? Are you waiting for your spouse to move toward you or […]
8 Lies That Destroy Marriage
Every wrong behavior begins with believing a lie. by Bill Elliff Imagine meeting with an engaged couple a few weeks before they are married. With excitement they describe how they met and how their relationship developed. The husband-to-be proudly describes how he set up a perfect romantic evening so he could pop the big question. Then […]