Shed the Shame: 4 Ways Shame Adds A Burden to Our Marriage

There’s a gentleman in our church community who’s introduced me and my son to backpacking. Ethan and I have fallen in love with it. We talk about it frequently as, every time we go, we enjoy it immensely and learn something new to apply to our next experience.  That, by itself, would make a goodContinue reading “Shed the Shame: 4 Ways Shame Adds A Burden to Our Marriage”

“Just like the picture”: 4 Approaches to Developing the Uniqueness of Your Marriage

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous–how well I know it.” Psalm 139:14 As a pastor, I tend to visit the same places in my city. Admittingly, I’m a creature of habit but this goes deeper than that. I visit the same coffeehouse every day. I go to the same chicken placeContinue reading ““Just like the picture”: 4 Approaches to Developing the Uniqueness of Your Marriage”

2 Minute Devo: What are you thinking Day 10

We’re focusing on what the Bible says about the “mind” and how that affects us.  Spend time on the devo and take a minute or two to ponder what the Word is challenging you to do. Philippians 2:1-4 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit,Continue reading “2 Minute Devo: What are you thinking Day 10”

Marriage Blog: Don’t think like your spouse.

I’ll start of with my main point: The goal in marriage is not the think alike.  The goal is to think together.  There’s only one way to say it: Anne and I are different. We were raised different. We have different hobbies. We have different view points on a number of things. We speak different loveContinue reading “Marriage Blog: Don’t think like your spouse.”

2 Minute Marriage Devo – Day 1

Welcome to our 2 Minute Devos. This month we are in our Annual Marriage Series at Kalamazoo First Assembly of God and we’re going through devotions for couples. Take the time to read through the passage of the day and listen to the 2 Minute Devo. Psalm 139:14 I praise you, for I am fearfullyContinue reading “2 Minute Marriage Devo – Day 1”