Category Archives: Blog

Altering Your Spiritual Diet

Clif and I have a friend who has Celiac disease, and as a result,  has to stick to a rigid gluten free diet.  His life isn’t anything like the semi-serious gluten-reduced fad that’s all the rage in pop culture or a dietary fling that allows people to eat wheat when they want to and avoid it when they […]
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5 Ways to Fight for Your Integrity While Apart for Work (or Otherwise)

Many couples experience separation for days, weeks, or even months because of work-related travel. If you or your husband/wife travel for a corporate job or military deployment, you will face unique challenges when it comes to staying connected emotionally (and physically), as well as maintaining spouse-honoring (and God-honoring) integrity while apart. In today’s podcast, we cover five ways to fight for personal integrity while one…
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Seeing Past the ‘February Blahs’

About this time of every year, I begin to feel the effects of what I’ve labeled the “February Blahs.” By now, Christmas is only a distant memory and spring seems too far away to build any anticipation. It’s cold… dark… dreary, and each day brings with it a monotony that seems to grow heavier with […]
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How Radically Pursuing Your Spouse Changes Your Heart (and Theirs)

Every marriage begins with purpose, passion, and intentional pursuit, but few marriages stay that way. Maintaining passion and joy in marriage is largely dependent both spouses committing to a lifelong pursuit. And a lifelong pursuit is only sustainable (truly) through experiencing the radical love of God in Jesus. In this episode, we explore everything we learned about pursuing each other while completing the 31-Day Pursuit…
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Did you brave the cold outside long enough to notice the recent appearance of the Supermoon? (Jan. 30, 2018) I’d seen headlines about its arrival for the past couple of days, but since I’ve mostly become numb to the manufactured hype and pseudo-news that’s so prevalent today, I didn’t really think much about it… that […]
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The 3 P’s That Can Poison Your Marriage

Marriage is a magnificent gift from God, but we’re imperfect people. We have a propensity for poison: our sinful desires tend to poison the pure things in our life. God uses marriage to sanctify us. Our latest episode is also officially live on iTunes (and the Android podcast app of your choice). Listen to this week’s podcast: Listen below, or better yet, choose a button…
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“We Have a Problem”

The cold, yucky weather this winter has kept our family indoors for much of the past few weeks. But on the bright side, the rain and chill does provide us perfect opportunities to pile on the couch and watch a favorite movie together as a family. When it’s my turn to choose, Apollo 13 often comes to […]
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Are Your Words Off-Limits, Unhelpful, or Wise?

Is it me or is marriage is just another word for “endlessly learning to communicate”? Agreed, there is so much more to marriage than communication, but how many marital issues would be erased or solved if we just learned to communicate healthier? As a husband and wife team, it’s important to establish healthy communication ground rules. Consider what this verse can (and should) mean for…
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Locked Out

Wal-Mart corporation has a division that operates hundreds of membership discount warehouses around the world called Sam’s Clubs. Since they offer bulk buying options that help us save a few dollars on groceries, dog food and other items that we use here in our corner of the city, we’ve been members for over 2 decades. […]
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The Tools of Transparency

Why be transparent about something difficult when it’s so much easier to just hide it? Quick answer: freedom. Nothing compares to the freedom of total honesty in a marriage relationship. Being totally honest can be scary. What if your husband/wife doesn’t love you once they see who you really are? While the proposition of rejection is scary, as those rooted in Christ, we have hope…
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