What to remember in bad situations

 [ Read Time: 45 secs ] A former businessman in Texas named Fred Smith was fond of saying, "Don't lose the good in a bad situation."I've taken these words to heart.July 2019 to July 2020 was the most difficult time Cetelia and I have had in ou...

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Mar 31, 2021
Are you making it rain? 🌧

 [ Read Time: 22 secs ] Imagine your city desperately needs rain. After several days of high temperatures and dry weather, a rain cloud finally forms. You rejoice with anticipation over the relief to come. But, the rain never falls. Not one dr...

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Mar 26, 2021
Why your expectations are ruining your marriage

 [ Read Time: 3 min, 20 secs ]Expectations are great when we set them.They're not so great when our spouse doesn't meet them.Hence, the problem with typical expectations:They are standards you create -- often without the knowledge or input of y...

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Mar 24, 2021
The day I learned my marriage mentor cheated

 [ Read Time: 4 min, 50 secs ]Back on July 15, 2000, Cetelia and tied the knot.(She looked exquisite that day ... and still does!) Three weeks later, we started a year-long mentoring relationship with a couple from our church named Steve and La...

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Mar 19, 2021
Encouragement for the struggling spouse 🙏🏾

 [ Read Time: 1 min, 12 secs ] Pain. Nothing but pain.Long days. Harder nights. Heart break.When will it stop?The haiku above may be your story.The pandemic has made tough situations tougher.While there appears to be a sliver of light where th...

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Mar 15, 2021
You can't do marriage on your own

 [ Read Time: 49 secs ] Do you and your mate spend time with other couples?I believe it's vital that married people have married friends who can encourage them, laugh with them, cry with them, and when necessary, correct them.I'm happy I can s...

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Mar 12, 2021
Is your mate hungry?

 [ Read Time: 1 min, 10 secs ] Ever wondered what leads spouses to stray from their marriage?I think I have the answer.Somewhere a need is not being met, and the spouse has developed an appetite he/she has chosen to fulfill on their own.Prover...

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Mar 09, 2021
Leave your spouse

 [ Read Time: 1 min, 25 secs ]That's right. Leave your spouse ... for a limited amount of time to get a change of scenery and to take a break.It just so happens that I have done that very thing this weekend to spend some time with my brother.Ir...

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Mar 06, 2021
Is your marriage dead? ⚰️

 [ Read Time: 44 secs ]Which one of these describes your marriage: latent, dormant, or dead?Latent /ˈlātnt/existing but not yet developed or manifest; hidden or concealed.Dormant /ˈdôrmənt/temporarily inactive or inoperative.Dead /ded/no longer...

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Mar 02, 2021