Cultivating P.E.A.C.E. in Marriage

Several years ago, Gary Thomas wrote Sacred Marriage: What if God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy? It’s an interesting but for the most part foreign concept in our culture. Whether you are a family of faith who follows Christ or not, conflict in marriage can be exhausting. That’s […]

Patience in Marriage

This past Sunday, our church family took a deeper look 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 and growing healthy in love within our marriages.  The reality is often times we are least patient with the person closest to us.  In 1 Corinthians 13:4, Paul writes “Love is patient…”  The word “patient” is a compound word in the original […]

The Gift of Listening in Marriage

When you read the word “listening,” what images come to mind?  When you read the word “hearing,” what images come to mind?  Are there differences between the two? Hearing is basically to gain content or information for your own purposes.  Listening has a different connotation.  Listening is caring for or being empathetic toward the person […]

Stronger Marriage

A couple stands before family and friends and share “…with this ring I pledge my life and my love to you…” and a marriage is born.  Such powerful words shared.  At the foundation of a marriage is healthy communication.  Many experts would propose that communication is the key to a stronger marriage.  Sharing words about […]