Marriage

Say what you need to say

May 16, 2018

In summary, say these powerful, transformational truths to yourself as often as you need to: “I believe that God loves me, my spouse, and our marriage.” “God is pulling for both of us to succeed. He is actively working with us to help us.” “I am a new creation in Christ. My spouse is a…

Unconditional Surrender…Actually a Good Thing Sometimes

May 15, 2018

“So then why should I continue to love my spouse even though he/she has done so many rotten things to me? Why does he/she deserve my love? What’s so good about him/her?” The answer is simple. It’s only proper to love your spouse no matter what because, no matter what your partner has done, he…

See No Evil…

May 11, 2018

Start to focus on the needs and the strengths of your partner. DO NOT FOCUS ON PAST FAILURES OR THE THINGS THAT YOU FIND UNATTRACTIVE OR IRRITATING. DON’T FOCUS ON WHAT YOU PERCEIVE TO BE YOUR PARTNER’S FAULTS. INSTEAD, FOCUS ON THE POSITIVES. See him or her in the most positive light possible. Begin to…

Stop the blame game

March 2, 2018

Sometimes our greatest problem is that we focus on problems. When we focus on our spouse’s faults, we keep finding more faults. Right now, take a moment to appreciate the beautiful things and the precious things in your spouse’s soul. Focus on what’s right with all your might, and you will see your loved one…

How to persevere in a difficult relationship

February 19, 2018

https://www.spreaker.com/episode/14088056

How to avoid emotional dependence

January 4, 2018

“And whatever you do, do as unto the Lord, and not unto man.” Colossians This is a verse that we usually apply to work, but it also applies to marriage and other relationships. Whatever kindness you show in relationships must be done as if you are doing it for and because of the Lord. Your…

How to cure old conflicts in the new year

January 1, 2018

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” (Prov. 11:2) When you are tempted to raise your voice, or to speak critically to your spouse, or to accuse him or her of some wrong that you are certain they committed against you, STOP, WAIT, AND PRAY. Why? Because there is always something…

New Year, New Mind, New Marriage

January 1, 2018

New Year, New Mind, New Marriage “For the mindset of the flesh is death, but the mindset of the Spirit is life and peace” Romans 8 Your mindset will determine the quality of your relationships. If you think that marriage was meant to solely satisfy your needs, then you will become discouraged and resentful when…

Stop blaming and start claiming responsibility

May 8, 2017

A man reaps what he sows. My wife and I learned three things from this eternal principle. First, each of us had to take responsibility for our relationship.  We couldn’t blame one another for the way things were.  Both of us could look back and see that we were reaping the seeds of conflict which…

Sow to Grow

May 7, 2017

  “A man reaps what he sows” (Gal. 6:7) Put Faith in the Law of Sowing and Reaping. The Law of Sowing and Reaping means this: You can only get back what you put in.  If you want apples, you must sow or plant apple seeds.  The same applies to relationships: you must sow or…