Category Archives: Forgiveness

2018 Date Night Challenge – “I” Date

This date came about fairly easily. It was my turn to plan, and there happened to be a new movie I wanted to see. It doesn’t always work this way, but when it does–go for it!! I Can Only Imagine … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 Date Night Challenge, Christian Marriage, Date Night Ideas, Forgiveness, Movie Dates | Tagged , , ,

ForgiveMess

  We were recently at a restaurant to meet another couple and got there a few minutes early to get a table so we wouldn’t have to wait once they arrived.  We spotted the perfect table where we could talk. … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Encouragement, Christian Marriage, Conflict, Forgiveness, Growing Strong Marriages | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Trigger Words Of Grace (Vintage Post)

I haven’t reached back into our archives to find a post worth re-posting in a while. So with our post Wednesday about Anger, I thought the following on Trigger Words would be a good follow-up. This was first published on … Continue reading

Posted in communication, Conflict, Forgiveness, Growing Strong Marriages | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Lessons From An Unbroken Man

You’ve most likely heard about the new movie, Unbroken, based on the true-life story of Louis Zamperini. What you may not know is that his story is not only one of survival, but of forgiveness. Louis said that hatred does … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, Conflict, Forgiveness, Growing Strong Marriages | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Happy Hour

Hard to believe it’s time for our Specials of the Week already. And this week we’re sharing several posts because we just couldn’t choose one blog to highlight. Take some time this weekend reading, gleaning and enjoying your marriage! Intimacy … Continue reading

Posted in Blog Love, Christian Marriage, communication, Conflict, Date Night Ideas, Forgiveness, Growing Strong Marriages, Happy Hour, Intimacy, Sexual Intimacy, The Gospel & Marriage | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Confronting Confrontation

Such a harsh word, don’t you think? Con.fron.ta.tion. It sounds like it wants to pick a fight! And oftentimes it does in many marriages. But.what.if.we.were.to.think.differently? What if the next time our spouse mentions something in which they believe we need … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, communication, Conflict, Difficulty, Forgiveness, Growing Strong Marriages, The Gospel & Marriage, Troubled Marriage | Tagged , , , , ,

Time To Pull Back The Curtain

Today I want to continue our conversation over a cup of coffee. You see, there are things that God has recently taken me through that I believe will help those of you who may be facing a similar challenge in … Continue reading

Posted in Difficulty, Forgiveness, Prayer, Seasons of Life, Testimonies | Tagged , , , , , , | 15 Comments

You Could Be Dissing Your Marriage And Not Know It

To diss someone is to: —v.t. 1. to show disrespect for; affront. 2. to disparage; belittle.  As you can see to dis your spouse is not the way God intends for husbands and wives to relate. We are to show high regard and honor for … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, communication, Conflict, Difficulty, Forgiveness, Growing Strong Marriages, The Gospel & Marriage, Troubled Marriage | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

The Other Side Of Trouble

We have worked hard the past 3 weeks doing more home renovations at Barefoot Cabin than we have ever done before. It has been a dream come true for us, but it has also been a s-t-r-e-t-c-h in every sense … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, communication, Conflict, Difficulty, Forgiveness, Growing Strong Marriages, Troubled Marriage | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Is Your Marriage Primed?

We are spending three weeks at Barefoot Cabin getting it ready for the rental program. We started the long, arduous task of painting the interior walls. Most were either hunter green or red. We want to lighten and brighten the … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, Forgiveness, Growing Strong Marriages, The Gospel & Marriage | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Don’t Ditch Your Marriage!

It all happened a few years ago when we were on a business trip in Detroit. We happened to pass by an apple orchard. Since I’m from Florida, I had never seen an orchard during harvest time, and I was … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, communication, Conflict, Difficulty, Forgiveness, Growing Strong Marriages | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Ever Had Mustgoes?

Sure you have! It’s the food leftover in your refrigerator that “must go,” before it goes bad. Well, marriages have mustgoes too. They are the things we allow too long in the fridge of our marriage, and they can go … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, communication, Conflict, Difficulty, Forgiveness, Growing Strong Marriages, The Gospel & Marriage | Tagged , , , , , | 15 Comments

Don’t Skip This One Thing

I remember hearing as a young adult when considering my future husband to pay attention to how he treated his mother. This was said to be a great indicator of his real character. Through the years I’ve come to see … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, communication, Difficulty, Forgiveness, Growing Strong Marriages, Parenting, Seasons of Life, The Gospel & Marriage | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Wanted: Forgiveness

While we were on vacation we heard a new song by Matthew West titled, Forgiveness. It hasn’t been released yet, so the only video we could find was of a live performance he recently did in CA. The best part … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, Difficulty, Forgiveness, Music, The Gospel & Marriage | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Mortified – Tom’s Turn

Debi has been sharing all week her battle in mortifying pride in her life. If you haven’t read them yet, please take time to. Here are the links: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Today we’re going to do … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, communication, Forgiveness, Growing Strong Marriages, The Gospel & Marriage | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mortified – Part 2

Yesterday I began sharing with you one of the most significant times of growth in my life. It effected my marriage in a powerful way, and my prayer is my testimony will help others who may struggle with similar besetting … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, Forgiveness, Growing Strong Marriages, Testimonies, The Gospel & Marriage | Tagged , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Operation Proper Exit

On Sunday night we watched 60 Minutes. We don’t normally watch this CBS program, but with the death of Andy Rooney we decided to watch the tribute they paid to him after so many years of giving “the last word.” … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, communication, Conflict, Difficulty, Forgiveness, Testimonies | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

A Fragrant Aroma – Don’t Flip When Romance Flops

Our pastor tells us often what people remember most about his Sunday messages is when he shares a personal story of how he’s messed up.  For some reason people resonate and find encouragement through the failures of others.  Not in … Continue reading

Posted in A Fragrant Aroma, Christian Marriage, communication, Difficulty, Forgiveness, Hindrances to Romance, The Gospel & Marriage | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Water Into Wine – Proverbs 14

“Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.” Proverbs 14:4 This verse makes us smile every time we read it.  God is saying if you want to bear much … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, communication, Difficulty, Forgiveness, Growing Strong Marriages, The Gospel & Marriage, Water Into Wine, Weekly Series | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Grateful For Life

Today is the one day a year where I pause and thank God for giving me life.  Today is my birthday.  The day my Mom labored to bring me into the world.  I’m grateful she was willing to do this … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrations, Christian Marriage, Difficulty, Forgiveness, Growing Strong Marriages | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments