Are you full or empty?

Wouldn’t it be great if every day we could be privy to a little gas gauge on the forehead of those around us that would let us know if they were full or empty? Life would be so much easier to handle because then we would know the reason our…

Peace in Your Home

You may think a peaceful home must be clean, orderly and perfectly decorated like something out of a magazine, the kids don’t fight and your spouse is quietly cleaning in the background. Wake up, honey! Real life is messy, and coming at…

Take Hold of Your Feelings Before Feelings Take Hold of You

Today’s society teaches us to follow our feelings, but our feelings are fickle and unreliable. We can feel one way today and feel the exact opposite tomorrow. The only sure thing about following your feelings is they will steer you awry. Dallas…

Laura's Prime Day Shopping Guide

It’s no secret that I (Laura) love to shop! And because we live in an age of instant gratification, Amazon Prime is a great way to find competitive pricing on just about any item and have it within just a couple days. Amazon Prime Day kicks…

Not Names, but Memories

Marcos and Meg’s two-year-old daughter Alex is just becoming more aware of her surroundings. She’s starting to recognize where she is and what meaning places hold. An interesting thing they’ve noticed is instead of remembering names…

Dwell on the Good

I love to meditate on Philippians 4:8 which says, “…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think on these things.”…

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,…
does attraction fade

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,…