Adulterous Affairs Don’t Begin with Sleeping Together; They Begin with Inappropriate Friendships

It seems that far too often when a spouse becomes close to a member of the opposite sex, other than their spouse, it begins to place them on a slippery slope.  In our years of counseling we have seen the results of what occurs when it was initially shared to a spouse, “We are just …

Fight For Your Marriage: 4 Signs of Selfishness in a Marriage

It is so very evident that the core to most, if not all, sin is selfishness.  And then we quickly discover that the greatest threat to our marriages is selfishness.  Wow, and it took me repeating it twice to fully own that simple fact. Yup, it sure does. Why, because we don’t own the selfishness, …

How Are You Handling Your 24 Hours? Fatigue Driven or Spirit-Led?

I am so dependent on my calendar.  Not only do I place the times and dates of my appointments in it, I also color code those appointments, so at a glance I can tell whether it is a ministry, a family, or a counseling appointment.  What I sometimes neglect to remember is that the calendar …

Artificial Intimacy: Guest Author-Gary Thomas

Today we have guest author, Gary Thomas. He is a well-known Christian author on marriages, parenting, and relationships.  His books are a must read for both Kerry and myself. Why do couples who are convinced they have found “the one” end up divorcing each other just a few years (or sometimes a couple decades) into …

4 Signs of an Unhealthy Marriage

In the summer of 1985, an engineer named Roger Boisjoly noticed a flaw in the solid rocket booster that helps launch the space shuttle. The rubber O-rings that seal the joints were experiencing erosion particularly in cold weather. When the joints wear away, the booster leaks exhaust gas causing a dangerous mixture with the liquid …

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