Do You Wear Real Clothes?

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Today I woke up and informed Jay I was going to put on “ real clothes”. “ Oh really? You don’t always put on real clothes?” he asked. I don't know about you, whether a man or a woman, but it makes a difference in my attitude and productivity…

Disposable Relationships

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So can someone explain to me how we have become a culture of disposable relationships?! Every week I hear of some other couple that has decided to call it quits. The ones that hit home the hardest are those of friends, or even just acquaintances,but…

This Blogs For The Boys...

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This is Jay and this blog is for the boys... Not that the ladies can't read it, but I got some great advice from an 82 year old NEWLYWED! We were conducting a Celebrate Your Marriage workshop in Woodstock, VA, just outside DC. This spry 82…

Going to Church Can Save Your Marriage

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Christians aren’t perfect… But going to Church can save your marriage! For years now we’ve loved to read the work of Harvard trained researcher Shaunti Feldhahn.  She’s just concluded an 8 year study on divorce in the church! By…

The Sock Drawer Taught Me!

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    It really didn’t take me (Jay) long to figure out that Laura’s brain operated very differently from mine. I remember moving into our first apartment and watching in amazement as she took her socks from a moving box and put…

Should Married People Party?

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Do you party?  Often, in marriage, as we walk through the day to day routine of life, we forget that married people should party! We forget to celebrate THE greatest gift God has bestowed on His people. For a Christian couple, marriage should…

Ducks V.S. The Golden Goose

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 Three hundred dollars! That was all the money I had in the world. After moving to Atlanta and paying my first month’s rent, I had $300 left over. Laura knew I couldn’t afford a ring.... but she said “Yes” anyway. Sunday was a day…

Women vs. Men

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This was forwarded to us by one of our good friends.  Great laugh for the day... Women vs. Men INSTRUCTIONS: Ladies, Read Only The First Part -- Men, read to The End!  A woman was out golfing one day when she hit the ball into the…

Hammer and a Nail

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A great lesson for those of us (Jay) with anger issues~~ Ron, a 9-year old boy, was being raised by his mother who didn't know how to cope with his uncontrollable temper. She knew he was angry that his father had abandoned him and she tried…

HURRY UP AND READ THIS!!!

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How many times a day do you find yourself saying "hurry!" If you are like me, for years I said it several times each morning to a slow child not wanting to go to school. I say it every Sunday morning when the preacher is not done and my stomach…