Go Back to Square One

No doubt you are familiar with the phrase “back to square one”, meaning going back to the beginning or starting over. It is likely this phrase came from the early days of board games. Players move pieces across the board toward the finish…

Seek Rest and Find Peace

The Bible is clear in its praise for diligence, hard work, and good old sweat equity. But it also commands us to seek rest, and not to rely on our own strength. Some of the most burned-out, overstressed people can be found in the church,…
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Does your attraction to your spouse fade in marriage?

A listener to our daily radio show asked this very real and raw question: "Does your attraction to your spouse fade in marriage?" It is true that as we age, we change. Beauty, at least as the world defines it, does fade. We no longer have…

You Can Teach an Old Dog a New Trick

I (Jay) challenge men all over the country to start a new habit once in a while that will have a positive impact on their marriage. (From Laura) Jay is living proof that the cliché is wrong. You can teach an old dog new tricks. One day,…

Brag on Your Spouse

It feels awesome when your husband or wife tells you how great you are. But it takes it to a whole other level when your spouse tells somebody else how great you are! Making a point to speak highly of your better half in public, to others,…

How to Cope with Opposite Shifts

A reader wrote to us and asked: “My husband and I work totally opposite shifts. I work all week during the day, and he works weeknights. How can we get the time together that we need?” This is such a great question because a lot of families…

Blending Families as Two Become One

When you say “I do” and choose to become one, you are beginning a process of blending. Whether you have never been married before, or you’re uniting two existing families with different habits, preferences, and customs, you are committing…

Ask of Me

Timothy Keller said, “The only person who dares to wake a king at 3 am for a glass of water is a child.” He said this to shed light on the kind of access we have to our Heavenly Father, the King of Kings as His dearly beloved children. So…

When is it time to seek counsel for our relationship?

Knowing when to seek Godly counsel is simple really. It has to do with recognizing the ways you deal with conflict as a couple. Conflict, dealt with in a healthy way, is not inherently bad for our relationships. What is really bad for…

Your character is the harvest of your habits

The dictionary defines character as the moral or ethical qualities that make up a man. It is the inner stuff – what a person is made of inside. Our character may be the most important thing about us, and each day, every decision we make is…