Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “The Foundation of Formation” #IAmChurch

I love our church. In fact, I think that you love our church too – otherwise you wouldn’t be here. But what is it exactly that we love about our church community? Why do we gather every Sunday here? Why do we volunteer here? Why don’t we see the people, not the building, as theContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “The Foundation of Formation” #IAmChurch”

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “A Gospel-Centered Marriage” #FromThisDaySeries

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together. Today we kicked off our annual marriage series with our Kfirst community.Continue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “A Gospel-Centered Marriage” #FromThisDaySeries”

Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “The Rx for Offense” #PivotPoint

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and long workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together.  We continued our current series at Kfirst. “Pivot Point” has beenContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “The Rx for Offense” #PivotPoint”

Marriage Filters: 2 Simple Steps to Fixing Your “Filter”

– AUTHOR’S NOTE: the advice I offer today is ONLY under the idea and truth that marriage is more like a crock pot and not a microwave. Putting today’s blog into practice will be a daily choices for the long-haul and NOT a quick patch-and-fix. – With our cell phones, there has never been aContinue reading “Marriage Filters: 2 Simple Steps to Fixing Your “Filter””

The Art of Reinforcement: 5 Ways to Reinforce Your Marriage

I’m on vacation in Virginia right now.  It’s been refreshing to hang out with my family, set aside emails and messages, and totally focus upon rest. We’ve spent a lot of time going through villages and small towns that have survived decades, and for some, well over a century. But amidst all of the buildings andContinue reading “The Art of Reinforcement: 5 Ways to Reinforce Your Marriage”

2 Minute Marriage Devo – Day 11

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. Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, asContinue reading “2 Minute Marriage Devo – Day 11”

2 Minute Marriage Devo – Day 8

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. Colossians 3:13 …bearing with one another and, if one has aContinue reading “2 Minute Marriage Devo – Day 8”

7 Habits of Highly Defective Marriages part 7: Curdled Heart

A month ago, we started a new series of seven blogs designed to recognize unhealthy habits. If you missed the last four weeks check out our first FIVE Highly Defective Habits: Habit #1: Spiritual Continuity. Habit #2: The Single Life Habit #3: The Fun-less Couple Habit #4: Criticism Floods Habit #5: Inconsistent Sex Habit #6: LackContinue reading “7 Habits of Highly Defective Marriages part 7: Curdled Heart”

Stupid Spouse: A culture of demeaning our mate.

I do like sitcoms (situational comedies).  I grew up watching them. You probably have your favorites. I’ve got mine (MASH, Newhart, Taxi, Cosby Show, and Home Improvement). The really good sitcoms take every day situations for the everyday person and makes them funny.  It’s what keeps our attention and helps us to see the humorContinue reading “Stupid Spouse: A culture of demeaning our mate.”

Marriage Series: Catchphrases – Stop saying “I’m Sorry!”

My sole goal of this week’s marriage blog is simple:  I want you to stop saying “I’m sorry.” Relax…get ya some tea (Moroccan is my fav)…and I’ll explain. Two weeks ago we began a new series entitled “Marital Catchphrases” in which we look at the random phrases we toss out almost flippantly to our spouses whileContinue reading “Marriage Series: Catchphrases – Stop saying “I’m Sorry!””