When Heather and I celebrated 20 years of marriage, we put together 20 lessons that we had learned so far in the first 20 years (original post here). As we celebrate 25 years here in 2021, we’ve added 5 more. Here are the new 5, and then followed by the 20 others, all of which […]Read more "25 Lessons Learned in the First 25 Years"
Through our years of marriage, she has spoken words to me that are like honey to my soul and apples of gold…Here are 8 phrases that she has said, written, and/or typed to me before. Words that have strengthened me.Read more "My Wife Says To Me…"
That’s a blog post title, I didn’t anticipate using as 2020 began. In our area, and at the time of this blog post, we’re roughly 2 weeks into a whole lot of changes to what we might consider the normal rhythms of life. I don’t need to list those, because you’re living them already. But […]Read more "Marriage Counsel in the Midst of a Pandemic"
So you find yourself in need of some counseling for your marriage. Here are seven commitments you must make on the front end, and continue to make as you keep walking by faith.Read more "Commitments in Marriage Counseling"
If you go back to Genesis 1 and 2 and look at the creation account of when the Lord started the world, I see three key things the Lord has designed and called Godly men to do with their lives. I’ll call them the 3 W’s of life.Read more "Worship, Work, and Wife"
And His invitation continues to be to us, come follow me. Follow my example, follow my way of life. Put your trust and faith in me, and by my grace, power, and Word, I will transform you more and more into my image. Jesus went first, so that we might follow Him.Read more "In your marriage, go first"
I think every married couple (including us), whether it has been for a year or for decades would agree that there are particular topics and subjects that they avoid talking about. I mean, they will if they must, but they tend to avoid these areas as if they are elephants in the room. We avoid […]Read more "Conversations We Avoid In Marriage"
Recently, Heather and I celebrated 20 years of marriage. One of the topics of our conversations lately has been the lessons we have learned in the first 20 years. While there have been far more than these, here are 20 of them, in no particular order… Find joy and friendship in the mundane of life. […]Read more "20 Lessons Learned in the First 20 Years"
In April, Dave wrote a blog on Colossians 3:19: Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. The verse before that says, “Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord”. Since I am the wife portion in our marriage, we talked about me sharing the practical side of submission from […]Read more "Wives, submit to your husbands"
Colossians 3:19: Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. The word for love here in verse 19 refers to the kind of sacrificial, self-giving, I-will-lay-down-my-life kind of love. A love that was best modeled and displayed by Jesus Himself. Just a few verses earlier in Colossians 3, we see Paul talking […]Read more "Husbands, love your wives"