10 PRACTICAL, BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES FOR A HEALTHY MARRIAGE  Agree on everything before you take action. (Amos 3:3)  Husbands, treat your wife with love, and she will feel respected. Wives, treat your husband with respect, and he will feel loved. (Ephesians 5:33)  Make the same effort to bring happiness to your spouse that you did during…

CHARACTER CRUMBLES WHEN COMPROMISED One morning as I drove to work, I heard a song by “Casting Crowns” titled, “Slow Fade.” The song is about guarding against the little compromises that wear down our integrity. It uses lines from a popular Christian children’s song, “be careful little eyes what you see, be careful little ears…

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” You could easily replace the word “criticism” with the word “failure” in this great quote by Aristotle. Fear of failure causes us to miss out on life. When we’re so afraid of failing at something, we either don’t try at…

Being married for many years is hard.  Times change. People change. Conflict is part of every marriage.  How we handle marital conflict can have a strong impact on children.  Parents that fight in front of their children are hurting their children.  Children rely on their parents for security and safety.  Fighting, hostility, yelling and threats…

Multi-level intimacy, reciprocity and mutual meaning and purpose are three things you can do to create love on purpose in your relationship. There are also some things you can stop doing that will tremendously increase your chances of having a good relationship! While these three things build good relationships there are five practices that can…

After a divorce there are still issues to address. One of the major issues is child custody and visitation, especially exchanges for visitations. The issues usually are addressed in the divorce settlement and the Court Mediation report. However, even though the Mediation Agreement attempts to address these issues, there are usually still issues. I have…