Christian Family Life Blog

My Marriage Needs…?

My Marriage Needs…?

What does your marriage need? Maybe acceptance, security, trust, kindness, peace, a tender touch, a listening ear, or companionship? These all seem like reasonable expectations until we realize our needs differ from our spouse’s needs.   Tammy and I are beyond the...

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2 Questions to ask on Valentine’s Day

2 Questions to ask on Valentine’s Day

It all depends on your perspective, but Valentine’s Day can be super stressful or super fun. The stress comes in various forms. Maybe the stress or pain of being alone, or the stress of pursuing a relationship so you aren’t alone anymore. Or the stress of being in a...

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Keeping Things Spicy in ‘21

Keeping Things Spicy in ‘21

Sex and marriage – two words that are supposed to be perfectly linked, but thanks to sin and cultural influence they are more separate now than ever. You’ve all seen movies and TV shows where the running joke is that married couples have terrible sex lives. The only...

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Christmas is a Time to Celebrate

Christmas is a Time to Celebrate

Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year. The weather is colder, the decorations are beautiful, the food is great, the time off work is a needed rest, and time with family and friends is plentiful. Unless it’s 2020 and then you have lots of ‘zoom’ family time....

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Making Plans in Times of Uncertainty

Making Plans in Times of Uncertainty

Written by Special Guest Contributor: Cindy Goff. Now what do I do, Lord?  I began 2020 like most with New Year’s resolutions and by March the world in which I was accustomed to changed dramatically.  All my goals and plans no longer seemed...

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Give Thanks…For Your Spouse

Give Thanks…For Your Spouse

During the month of November, it has become a regular practice on social media to post something we are thankful for every day. People post about all types of things from a job, to a city, to a season or type of weather. One year we did a ‘Thanksgiving Tree’ and we...

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The Presence of the Spirit brings Peace

The Presence of the Spirit brings Peace

Two emotions have dominated our year more than any other – Fear and Anxiety. These emotions have been a 1-2 punch to the gut of millions…if not billions of people dealing with a global pandemic and so much uncertainty. The health of our marriages can be profoundly...

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The Lost Act of ‘Blessing’

The Lost Act of ‘Blessing’

Throughout the Bible we see a very important process that we have largely forgotten in our day and age. It is the 'Act of Blessing’. It is right there at the very beginning of creation in Genesis. God blesses the animals and gives them the mandate to be fruitful and...

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