"Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?" – Groucho Marx "If you want to read about love and marriage, you’ve got to buy two separate books." – Alan King "A wedding is a funeral where you can smell your own flowers." – Eddie Cantor "I love being married. It’s … Continue reading Romantic Marriage
Putting Off 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 Putting Off Marriage
A Not Surprising Marriage Report
In the past year, after finding that the average couple spends $30,000 on their wedding and 12.5% spend $40,000 (this does not include the honeymoon) Emory University professors Andrew Francis and Hugo Mialon surveyed 3,000 people of varying income levels and married only once to see the effects of expensive weddings. According to a report on … Continue reading A Not Surprising Marriage Report
What Did You Expect?
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. Unrealistic Expectations Our relationship will never change, it will always be the same as it was (is) in the … Continue reading What Did You Expect?
Today Amy and I complete the first 27 years of our marriage and begin the next 27. A number of years ago a friend from my teen years called to tell me that he and his wife (another friend) left him after 23 years of marriage. Just before we ended our phone conversation, he lamented, … Continue reading Avoidance Plan
Don’t Believe the Lies
Marital lies. Not the lies one might tell their husband or wife like, "I did not forget that tomorrow was our anniversary." These marital lies are the ones we tell ourselves. These self-lies are often the root of the arguments and irritants in our marriages. My wife (husband) should make me happy. My husband (wife) has … Continue reading Don’t Believe the Lies
This great thought comes from my childhood friend. I had the pleasure of performing his wedding to his lovely wife Carin more than a few years ago - nearly 21 years. He posted this on Facebook and I use it with permission. - Scott The Ring I took my wedding ring off a couple of … Continue reading The Ring
You Never Know
Recently, Amy and I got caught. We did not know someone was watching. We really did not even consider that someone might be watching. We only found out when Alice told us. She came up to us after Bible classes a day or so later , "There they are!" she said. "My two sweethearts. I saw … Continue reading You Never Know
Making Marriage Matter
This weekend Central is hosting an event we are calling Marriage Matters Weekend. We are looking forward to Dr. Danny Camp being with us Friday night and Saturday morning. Our prayer is that our marriages will strengthen as a result of what we learn. As I was thinking about this weekend, I looked through some older … Continue reading Making Marriage Matter
Come join us for a great weekend. You can register for the free even online at Marriage Matters: http://youtu.be/Rrc6076L-2c