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 […]
I Messed Up
by Max Lucado We’ve all messed up. Said the wrong words, loved the wrong person, reacted the wrong way…walked when we should have waited, indulged when we should have resisted. You’ll mess up more if you let yesterday’s mistakes sabotage today’s attitude! The Bible says, God’s mercies are new every morning. Receive them. Learn a […]
A Woman’s Emotions
We are made in the emotional image of God, so we shouldn’t be afraid of those feelings when they crop up. by Barbara Rainey Direct Link to article on FamilyLife: A Woman’s Emotions Early in our marriage, my husband, Dennis, and I were completely caught off guard by the emotions I began feeling. I remember […]
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 […]
5 Lessons I’ve Already Learned as a New Wi...
Here are some practical things I discovered during my first six months of marriage. by EA Lepine Editor’s note: In the January 28, 2013 issue of Marriage Memo, James Lepine wrote of what he had learned as a new husband. After that his wife, EA, decided to write on the same topic from her perspective. […]
5 Lessons I’ve Already Learned as a New Hu...
Whether you’re six months or 60 years into your marriage, God can and will continue to teach you about how to become the man He wants you to be. by James Lepine Just over six months ago, I married the woman I’d been dating off and on since I was 16. I feel like I’ve […]
Avoiding the Tough Conversations
It’s too easy to use e-mail and text messaging to avoid the difficult conversations. By Dave Boehi Direct Link to FamilyLife Article: Avoiding the Tough Conversations When I was a freshman in college—back when I was skinny and long-haired and pretty inexperienced when it came to relationships—I met a girl named Nancy. We sat together […]
The Power of Words
One of the greatest challenges of marriage is how you speak to your spouse. by Dave Boehi Direct Link to Article on FamilyLife: The Power of Words I was out walking in my neighborhood this morning, and for the first five minutes I was lost in thought about a challenge I was facing. Or perhaps […]
I Love Fall, So I’ll Overlook Halloween
One of the most important principles for resolving conflicts or differences in relationships is overlooking an offense. by Dave Boehi Direct Link to Article on FamilyLife: I Love Fall, So I’ll Overlook Halloween Like many of you, this is my favorite time of year. Here in Arkansas, the summers are so hot and humid that […]
You Make No Sense, 5 tips for improving mari...
You Make No Sense Five tips for improving marital communication. by Dr. Dave Currie with Glen Hoos A man called his neighbor to help him move a couch that had become stuck in the doorway. They pushed and pulled until they were exhausted, but the couch wouldn’t budge. “Forget it,” the man finally said. “We’ll […]