Christian Family Life Blog

Money Problems & Marriage Stress

Money Problems & Marriage Stress

Written by Special Guest Contributor: Alan Morgan God can use this time of uncertainty and crisis as an opportunity to expose and bring to light financial struggles with your spouse. Now is the time to press into these issues and experience real freedom and healing. I...

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Joy in Marriage During Tough Times

Joy in Marriage During Tough Times

Written by Special Guest Contributor: Cindy Goff Recently I've been humming the childhood Sunday school song, “I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart”. All together now, "WHERE?" "Down in my heart!"...you probably know the rest. Now you'll be humming it...

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What “fruit” are you bearing?

What “fruit” are you bearing?

Written by Special Guest Contributor: Cindy Goff “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith-fulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.: Galatians 5:22-23 For many years, I had little understanding...

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Hope, Where are You?

Hope, Where are You?

Written by Special Guest Contributor: Cindy Goff This time of quarantine is difficult for so many.  I find myself distant from those I love.  My lens appears to have a filter clouding my view.  Normal routines and bigger dreams appear to be on hold or...

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Forgiveness – A Way to Save My Marriage?

Forgiveness – A Way to Save My Marriage?

In full transparency, after 17 years of marriage and 22 years together we (Ryan and Ashlie Cook) had LOTS of need for forgiveness and reconciliation. Probably like many of you, we have way more examples of failure than success! The process of forgiveness has been one...

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Practicing Kindness in Marriage

Practicing Kindness in Marriage

Kindness is the fifth fruit of the Spirit.  Kindness goes along way toward fueling enduring love between spouses. We continue with our look at the expressions of the Fruit of the Spirit in a believer’s life. (Fruit of the Spirit Blog post 5 of 9)Few things can spark...

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Developing Patience in Your Marriage

Developing Patience in Your Marriage

Patience is the fourth fruit of the Spirit. In marriage, when a husband and wife are patient with each other, they will experience peace and be blessed as God continues perfecting their spouse. (Fruit of the Spirit Blog post 4 of 9) On busy days 25,000 people walk the...

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Three Insights for Loving Your Spouse Well

Three Insights for Loving Your Spouse Well

(Fruit of the Spirit Blog post 2 of 9) We get old and we get used to each other. We think alike. We read each other’s minds. We know what the other wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes we take each other for granted. But...

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