What I Wish My Younger Self Knew About Intimacy

“Our lack of intimacy with God causes a void that we try to fill with the frailest of substitutes.” ~Francis Chan The other day my daughter asked me if I remembered my first kiss. I felt embarrassed and sad, as I told her I did not. She then asked me, “was it not important to […]

The Secret To Guarding Your Heart

“Is the condition of my heart my greatest concern? It should be because it is so determinative of every aspect of life. It ultimately determines my love for God and for others. It determines who I am and what I do.” ~ J.Hampton Keathley, III* If you are a Christian and are dating, you have […]

What To Do When Your Marriage Is Falling Apart

“…from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, til death do us part…” When Rebecca found out that her husband, David, was intimately involved with another woman, she immediately asked him to move out. Rebecca was sure she did not want to stay with an unfaithful […]

Have You Stopped And Smelled The Roses Today?

“We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength. ~ Charles Stanley” I live a life that’s not normal. It wasn’t always like this, but most of my days now are quiet. In this day and age, […]

The Emotionally Abused Wife And Her Unseen Bruises

“The scars you can’t see are the hardest to heal.” ~ Unknown Something about me that many don’t know is that, due to some health issues, I live with chronic pain, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. How would anyone know? I look perfectly normal on the outside. Like my physical pain, there […]

Fasting From Dating For A Year? Here’s What She Learned

God makes a home for the lonely. Only the rebellious dwell in a parched land’ (Ps. 68:6). If I ever find, as a single, that I cannot cope with feelings of loneliness or unfulfillment, it is an indication that I am rebellious – unwilling to find all my fulfillment in God Himself.~ Nancy Leigh DeMoss […]

Three Ways To Start Your Marriage Off Right

“Falling in love is not an act of the will or a conscious choice. It just happens to you. Keeping love alive, however, takes effort and selfless service.” ~ Gary Chapman So he finally proposed and you’re getting married? Congratulations to you both! This is an exciting time for you as you prepare to make […]

Lying And Keeping Secrets Will Shipwreck Your Faith

“And then she understood the devilish cunning of the enemies’ plan. By mixing a little truth with it they had made their lie far stronger.” ~ C.S. Lewis Do you believe that it’s alright to tell a half truth? A little lie is like a little pregnancy. Just as you can’t be a little pregnant, […]

Five Communication Errors To Avoid

“Authentic communication is much more than just talking. It is understanding and being understood.” ~ Dennis Rainey Your ability to communicate well with others can either enhance or impair your relationships. Learning how to communicate effectively with others is a skill that can be learned. Many of us don’t even realize our communication errors because […]

How To Be Compassionate

Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. ~ Romans 12:15 Recently I was asked, “In your opinion, what is the most important quality a person ought to have?” After some thought, I answered, “being compassionate.” Being a compassionate person means you are able to put yourself in another person’s […]