Twenty-five years ago today Amy and I walked back up the aisle at College Church of Christ (now University Church of Christ) in Montgomery, Alabama after Dr. Donnie Hilliard pronounced us husband and wife. Twenty-five (25) years! "Happy Anniversary, Amy!" With the arrival of this milestone I want to let you in on our secret(s). … Continue reading My Secret to 25
While looking through some older files and blog posts I came accross this older post about marriage. Since this was a Monday post and today is Monday, I thought I would repost it. Good Monday! It is time we begin our work week and time to reflect on our marriages. I know, you know (or … Continue reading Marriage Assignment
Discipleship: Lesson Three
As we continue to look at discipleship, we look at Jesus' last full night with His disciples. The last night of Jesus freedom before the cross would prove to be a night of sadness. Sadness as Jesus foresees the trauma, pain, and suffering He is about to endure. Yet this night is significant. Jesus has … Continue reading Discipleship: Lesson Three
Journey Through Mark – 12
What a great journey we are on together. I am looking forward to each time we walk with Jesus. Today’s trek opens our eyes to more of the opposition Jesus faces and we see His ability to answer with loving truth. We also see more about the importance of our heart. As we journey in … Continue reading Journey Through Mark – 12
Unrealistic Expectations in Marriage
Everyone of us enter marriage with certain expectations. Some are natural, some are achievable, and some are just plain unrealistic. These unrealistic expectations have potential to damage your continued marital happiness, so I suggest that you avoid them. Here they are: Our relationship will never change, it will always be the same as it was (is) in … Continue reading Unrealistic Expectations in Marriage
Stages of Marriage
Marriage - "It's a living thing!" Marriage goes through changes as your relationship with your spouse grows. Some of these changes come naturally as you mature and as you go through the developmental process of living. Couples who are entering marriage and married couples should realize there will be changes and that these changes will … Continue reading Stages of Marriage
Put Off and Put On for Marriage
Talking to Christians in Colossae, the Apostle Paul encourages them to change their ways. He reminds them that now that they are different. "But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with … Continue reading Put Off and Put On for Marriage
Last Thursday I wrote about the Wrong Reasons to Marry. Someone sent a message asking if I would write about reasons why to marry, and of course I said I would. Honestly, that was my plan all along. What are good, wholesome, right reasons to choose to marry? This post is not about finding the … Continue reading Right Reasons
Motivations, reasons, excuses . . . call them what you want, but sometimes our rationale misguides us. This is true about many areas of life. We are quite adept at convincing ourselves that any given action is what we should do, even when that action may not be the best course. This is also true … Continue reading Wrong Reasons
Married? Plan to Be? Then Read This!
H. Norman Wright authored "So You're Getting Married" in 1985. I picked up my copy the other day as I was researching for this blog and other areas of ministry. There, right in the first chapter, just as he begins writing Wright gives a great list that defines marriage and provides useful information to help us as … Continue reading Married? Plan to Be? Then Read This!