#MarriagePrayers: 1 John 4:7

Can you believe it? The last post in our #MarriagePrayers series. Thank you so much for joining us ... we've loved sharing these stories and verses and prayers with you. To those who have shared these posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, we give our deepest thanks. To those who have left comments and sent emails to let us know how the prayers have impacted you, we are humbled and grateful that God would use us. To those who are struggling to find a shred of hope to hang on to in your ... [Read More]

#MarriagePrayers: 1 Peter 4:19

Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.  — 1 Peter 4:19 ********** ... entrust their souls to a faithful Creator ... Honestly, I know very little about suffering while doing good {besides the shame of scrolling past and not liking or sharing a picture of Jesus on Facebook}. I’ve read the stories of the persecuted church and been moved. I've been horrified by the stories {and photos} of mass executions that faced by ... [Read More]

#MarriagePrayers: Acts 28:2

The native people showed us unusual kindness, for they kindled a fire and welcomed us all, because it had begun to rain and was cold. — Acts 28:2 ********** Sandwiched in between two very bad experiences we find this mention of being shown unusual kindness. Just prior to this display, Paul finds himself shipwrecked. Following the unusual kindness,  Paul finds himself in the midst of my own personal nightmare — being snake bit. It reads like a scene from a Three Stooges skit or one of Captain ... [Read More]

#MarriagePrayers: 1 Corinthians 6:18-20

We realize many who read these posts may be in difficult marital situations and/or have a history of abuse or trauma. We want to honor your experiences and be gentle with your hearts.  We encourage anyone in an abusive or dangerous situation to seek immediate help from a trustworthy organization. For those who have suffered trauma or abuse, we firmly believe in the ability of God to heal those hurts and urge you to find a competent Christian counselor to guide you down the long road to ... [Read More]

#MarriagePrayers: James 1:19

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger. — James 1:19 ********** Growing up I wasn’t slow in everything — just anything that required running. Well, running that involved use of my feet. I was extremely quick when it came to running my mouth. I was well versed in the ways of sarcasm and gifted with a very quick wit. I was also pretty nimble when it came to defending myself or being argumentative. My father always said I had to had to ... [Read More]

#MarriagePrayers: Luke 17:5-6

The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. — Luke 17:5-6 ********** June 12, 1995 was the first time I ever laid eyes on Teri Lynne. 5 months later I asked her to be my bride, she said yes. I thought I understood love. June 1, 1996 we stood at the front of a church and promised to love, cherish and honor. To be true ... [Read More]