Quality Beats Quantity: 2 Thoughts about Marital Communication

You may know what you are talking about but does your spouse know what you are talking about? It’s a pretty sobering question if you really ponder on it. All too often, I take for granted, because of our 20 years of marriage, that Anne is just going to get what I’m saying. Not necessarilyContinue reading “Quality Beats Quantity: 2 Thoughts about Marital Communication”

Devotionally Frustrated: 5 Habits That Helped Me with “Devotions”

I grew up in church having heard (and used) the phrasing, “doing my devotions.” This was the terminology we (my youth group) used to describe a dedicated time that included reading our bibles and spending time in prayer. Perhaps this is just my own experience, but in the 4 decades of attending church, “devos” has beenContinue reading “Devotionally Frustrated: 5 Habits That Helped Me with “Devotions””

Spend, don’t save: 5 Ways to Invest Time in Your Marriage

“Oh! Teach us to live well! Teach us to live wisely and well! Psalm 90:12 (MSG) There are “savers” and “spenders.” Judging by the average debt for couples, this country is filled with “spenders.” At the same time, looking at a high divorce rate, we have a country of “savers.” In other words, we spend moneyContinue reading “Spend, don’t save: 5 Ways to Invest Time in Your Marriage”

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”