The 12 Days of Christmas Love Challenge

GUEST POST by Debra Fileta “On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me….” There are lots of ways to say “I love you” during the holidays, aren’t there? And according to the above Christmas song, even a couple breeds of random birds are enough to do the trick! But truly, Christmas is the greatest “I love you” all. It’s the ferocious “I love you” from the throne of heaven, because it’s about a God who became… Read more

What Does it Really Mean to “Talk” to Jesus? (and a GIVEAWAY)

Have you ever thought about what it would have been like for those people that physically encountered Jesus and actually had a conversation with Him? I have. And, if I’m honest, it’s hard for me to fathom. Knowing what I know about the Prince of Peace, King of Kings, and Risen Lord and Savior, I imagine that I would have been awestruck and utterly unable to speak at all.  Recently, I read a devotional that really opened my eyes to… Read more

When Motherhood is KILLING your Marriage

I LOVE being a mom. It is one of the greatest blessings in my life. But, if I’m honest, motherhood has been really hard on my marriage at times. And, over the past year, I’ve found out that I’m not the only married mom who feels this way. (more…) Read more

6 Things Your Wife Says to You that She Might Not Actually Mean

You know that old John Mayer song, “Say What You Mean to Say”? It’s so simple, yet profound, right? Why is it so hard to simply say what we actually mean at times? And, why is this especially tricky in a marriage? (more…) Read more

4 Ways to Prevent a Disagreement from Becoming a Fight

When we come together in marriage, we become one, but it doesn’t mean that we are going to agree on everything. In fact, you can pretty much guarantee disagreements simply based on the differences that come with being male and female and having different upbringings. We aren’t going to see eye to eye ALL the time, and sometimes, it will be hard to swallow. So, how do we handle it? Here are 4 things to remember when you and your… Read more

Should a Husband and Wife Have SEPARATE Bank Accounts?

Money is one the biggest issues that couples deal with in marriage. And, one major decision that spouses often ponder is whether or not they should keep separate bank accounts or share/manage their funds in one account together. Below are some important things to consider when making this decision. This first one will remind you of what marriage is all about… (more…) Read more

When Life Feels Hopeless, Remember these 5 Simple, Yet LIFE-CHANGING Words

Life can throw us some curve balls, but God never promised us an easy life. In John 16:33, Jesus clearly tells us “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” We all know… Read more

The Lonely Marriage: How to Identify It and Combat It

We live in a society that applauds independence and the notion of achieving success all by ourselves. We are often groomed to do whatever it takes to protect ourselves because “no one else will”. Being independent and self-sufficient is certainly… Read more

When TRUST Has Been Broken in Your Marriage

Trust is essential to a strong marriage, so as spouses, we must do everything we can to build and protect the trust between one another. But, what should a spouse do when trust has been broken? I was talking to… Read more

Why Your Spouse Can’t (and Shouldn’t) Fulfill Your Every Need

When we marry, we often believe the myth that our spouse is somehow going to fulfill our every need, and we are somehow going to fulfill his/hers, too.  But, over time, we find out that this kind of pressure only… Read more

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