Dealing with Fear in Your Marriage

Dealing with Fear in Your Marriage

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love” – 1 John 4:18 In the last two weeks we have looked at the fear of God and how it gives us stronger marriages. Fear can work […]

A Stronger Marriage Through The Fear of the Lord

A Stronger Marriage Through The Fear of the Lord

For a stronger marriage, fear seems an unlikely topic to discuss. But when we’re talking about the fear of the Lord, that’s exactly what it will do. “…what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the […]

The Fear and Comfort of God: Your Marriage Needs Both

The Fear and Comfort of God: Your Marriage Needs Both

Comfort is something we welcome. Fear is something we…well…fear. But both are needed to have a blessed marriage. That is, when they find their source in God. “Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace and was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy […]

The Importance of Love to Your Marriage

The Importance of Love to Your Marriage

This week we conclude our series, “The Importance of ….” We have discussed two things that God tells us in His Word are important for us if we are going to have the marriage He desires for us—God’s Word to us and our words to each other. “My command is this: Love each other as […]

The Importance of Scripture to Your Marriage

The Importance of Scripture to Your Marriage

This week we begin a new series entitled, “The Importance of ….” We will look at several things God tells us in His Word that are important for us to have the marriage He desires for us. The first of those is Scripture–God’s Word to us. “As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s […]

Are You Playing This Destructive Game?

Are You Playing This Destructive Game?

When we think about Friday the 13th, we usually think about bad things. It is thought to be an unlucky day when unfortunate things are likely to happen. No one is certain where this idea started. But the number twelve has long been considered a complete–and therefore–lucky number. And so it follows that thirteen came […]

Stop Wishing for a Great Marriage

Stop Wishing for a Great Marriage

Do you wish you had a great marriage? Is it your desire to grow stronger as a couple and to glorify God through your relationship for life? “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears […]

The Influence of Your Marriage

The Influence of Your Marriage

What influence does your marriage have? Have you ever thought about it? Last week, I shared how my parents and their marriage were used by God to help mold me. The marriage I now enjoy with Sabra is largely due to their godly example. And although they have both died, their influence continues to be […]

Giving Thanks for Godly Influences

Giving Thanks for Godly Influences

— In loving memory of my parents, Harvey and Barbara Penley — This may be an unusual post for a marriage blog. It certainly is different than the Easter teaching I had in mind when we sent out the last post. But because of what Easter is truly all about, I think you will see […]