Solving vs. Winning: 4 Tips to Help Solve Marriage Conflict

Anne and I dated for three years (including a year-long engagement). It was a very peaceful dating life. I couldn’t tell you about a single fight/disagreement that we had until that one day in Target… Oh boy. We were registering for our wedding shower. Target had given us the “scan gun” to document everything we were hoping peopleContinue reading “Solving vs. Winning: 4 Tips to Help Solve Marriage Conflict”

2 Minute Marriage Devo – Day 7

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. Proverbs 11:17 A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruelContinue reading “2 Minute Marriage Devo – Day 7”

Marriage Series: Fight Club Part 4…Dessert is mandatory!

We began a series two weeks ago about fighting in marriage. If you missed the last three weeks, check out Fight Club Part 1: The first rule of Fight Club, Fight Club Part 2: Break it down, and Fight Club Part 3: Dig a Pool. As we’ve continued to state: Healthy conflict is healthy for marriage. It’s a certaintyContinue reading “Marriage Series: Fight Club Part 4…Dessert is mandatory!”

Marriage Series: Fight Club Part 2…Break it down

We began a series last week about fighting in marriage. If you missed last week, check out Fight Club Part 1: The first rule of Fight Club. As stated last week, I believe in marriage and I believe conflict happens in marriage.  But my philosophy about fighting in marriage is: Healthy conflict is healthy for marriage. It’sContinue reading “Marriage Series: Fight Club Part 2…Break it down”

2 Minute Marriage Devo: “Get up and fight”

June is our journey through some scripture selections on the topic of Marriage.  I want to invite you to join me. It’s as simple as looking at the blog and reading the passage for the day.  Today’s passage is Nehemiah 4:14. Nehemiah 4:14 14 And I looked and arose and said to the nobles and toContinue reading “2 Minute Marriage Devo: “Get up and fight””

“Fruitful Fights”

I can’t say that Anne and I ever fought while dating. Both of us were very compromising about most issues…well every issue. I don’t think it was because we were so compatible (see “The Myth of Compatibility“). I think we had no desire to “stir the waters”.  It could have been out of fear andContinue reading ““Fruitful Fights””