Growing in Acceptance
March 25th, 2020
We all have unique relationship needs—the distinct ways that we feel cared for and loved in relationships. In this article we will learn how to give and receive acceptance. Acceptance means that someo...
February 28th, 2020
CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD CONFESSIONHurts are inevitable. Even the most loving individuals will eventually hurt one another. Likewise, it's impossible to be perfect all the time. It's not a matter if ...
Celebrate the Differences
January 20th, 2020
Here’s an idea to strengthen the relationship with your spouse: Spend a few special moments celebrating the uniqueness that each of you brings to the relationship.Celebrate your differences in 3 easy...
Don't Lose That Lovin' Feelin'
December 19th, 2019
During the holidays its often a little easier to show love for those around us. After all, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are often relationship focused celebrations. Below are a few ideas for...
Giving: The Best Gift This Christmas
October 18th, 2019
It’s hard to imagine that giving could ever be better than receiving, but Luke 6:38 provides this mysterious perspective: “Give and it will be given to you.” This principle doesn’t seem to make sense,...
September 24th, 2019
Has it been a while since you’ve looked at your old photo albums, high school yearbook, or even scrolled all the way back to the beginning of the photos on your phone? Are those pictures of your colle...
Marriage Staff Meetings (part 2)
August 22nd, 2019
If I were to describe my marriage (at this time) with one word, it would be…What word do you think your spouse would use to describe your marriage?What benefits are you receiving from your marriage re...
Considering Others (part 2)
July 22nd, 2019
Christ’s commandment is clear. We’re to love people like he’s loved us! In what ways could you love your neighbors the way Christ has loved you? In what ways could you extend Christ’s love to your com...
Family Fun in the Sun
July 2nd, 2019
Experience 1 John 4:7 together Start with a warm-up by getting a beach ball and sitting or standing in a circle. Throw the ball to one person in the circle. While they are holding the ball everyone el...
Asking the Right Questions
June 3rd, 2019
Initiating a conversation might start with:How has your day been? What’s been the best part?What do you and your family like to do for fun?It sure is hot outside. Summer is definitely here.What’s your...
Family, Food, and Real Relationships
May 2nd, 2019
But what is it that we need from other people? How about attention?God has created us with many important needs that can only be met within the context of relationships. One of those relational needs...
Helping Kids Deal With Conflict
April 2nd, 2019
Be a magnifying glass: Help them identify and express their feelings. Save your advice until after your children have explained how and what they feel. They may need your help identifying their true e...