Marriages

Laws, Sausages, and Healthy Marriages

Laws, Sausages, and Healthy Marriages
One sweltering afternoon, a dear friend of mine and his wife were having a heated argument. Their temperaments, much like the temperature, rose well beyond their comfort so they decided to pause their fight and “cool off” on their porch. The much-needed quiet accompanied a gentle breeze and gave my friend the freedom to think clearly. In his refreshed state he began to chuckle. “What are you laughing at?” his wife queried. “I get it honey” he replied between chortles. “You get nothing” she retorted. “No, no, honey, I get it. You expose me. When I’m sad, when I’m angry, when I’m hurt, you expos...
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Churches Can Save Marriages

Churches Can Save Marriages
I’m going to tell you the story of Jack and Jill. (Not their real names, and they don’t live on a hill). On our RV trip (fall-2015 to summer-2016) we visited the church Jack and Jill attend. After the service during a time of sharing, Jack seemed eager to be the first to speak. He said he wanted to let everyone know “we are back in one house” – which was well received. He said they had a long way to go, and asked for continued prayer. We later learned this couple had been living apart for some time while they both dealt with their own issues.  During our last tri...
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