Why so Serious? 3 Ways to Invest Laughter in Your Marriage

My wife I and love to laugh (even as I type that, I almost see it as an understatement). It’s one of our two essential elements of a healthy marriage. Jesus. Gives us a foundation and structure to build with. Laughter. Gives us a healthy connection and a filter to process life. Anne and IContinue reading “Why so Serious? 3 Ways to Invest Laughter in Your Marriage”

A Marginal Marriage: 7 Margins to Put in Your Marriage

I’m a fan of movies. I like suspenseful movies that bring me into their world with great effects and story lines. But if there’s a type of scene that gets my anxiety up, it’s a scene of someone who is on the verge of drowning. Watching someone working with limited space to breathe, hoping for a miracle,Continue reading “A Marginal Marriage: 7 Margins to Put in Your Marriage”

A Prayerful Marriage: 6 Things that are Okay to Pray Over Your Marriage

I’ll give props to Cori, my neighbor down the street. On my weekly Wednesday prayer walk, I ask my Facebook friends to post their needs so I can specifically pray over them. Her request froze me in my tracks. It was so simple, and yet, specific. Cori’s child was heading off with other 5th graders to aContinue reading “A Prayerful Marriage: 6 Things that are Okay to Pray Over Your Marriage”

Our Kfirst Values: We keep it fun

I started a series a few weeks back about the values of our church community. Here at Kfirst, our mission is our passion:  We make it simple for people to find and follow Jesus. And our values guide us towards that goal. Check out last weeks by clicking on the value statement: Week 1 – Everyone is Significant. Week 2 – WeContinue reading “Our Kfirst Values: We keep it fun”

Weekly Marriage Checklist – 8 Things EVERY Marriage Should Be Doing On a Weekly Basis

Today I wanted to get into an incredibly practical marriage blog. My wife and I are list makers.  Even though we do our lists differently, it gives us both a sense of accomplishment to check them off. I use my phone (Asana).  She’s old school with pencil and paper.  But nevertheless, we want to look overContinue reading “Weekly Marriage Checklist – 8 Things EVERY Marriage Should Be Doing On a Weekly Basis”

Pastor Burnout Prevention: 6 Ideas to help you find rest.

(Please note: What you are about to read is more than a pastoral issue.  It plagues far too many homes so please read in the context of your vocation.) Something has been burning in my heart a lot lately.  Between conversations with pastors and parishioners, and speaking on this subject yesterday at Northpoint Bible College, I feltContinue reading “Pastor Burnout Prevention: 6 Ideas to help you find rest.”

7 Habits of Highly Defective Marriages: Part 3 No Fun

Two weeks ago, we started a new series of seven blogs designed to recognize unhealthy habits. If you missed the last two weeks check out our first TWO Highly Defective Habits: Habit #1: Spiritual Continuity. Habit #2: The Single Life Here we go…#3 on the list of my 7 Habits of Highly Defective Marriages: Habit #3: TheContinue reading “7 Habits of Highly Defective Marriages: Part 3 No Fun”