Marriage Category

Opposites Do Attract

I’m very public. She’s very private. I want everything done now. She’s extremely patient. I like things simple. She thinks outside the box. I live in the spotlight. She’s busy behind the scenes. I stay busy outside the home. She stays focused on our home. I’m called to be a pastor. She and her support […]

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Her Love Carries Me

This woman by my side is something special. Her love looks beyond my many imperfections. Morning, day and night she seeks to love me for better or worse. There’s no way our marriage is still standing without her unconditional love and unwavering commitment. There’s no way I’m still standing if she hadn’t carried me through […]

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Every Time She’s Gone

My wife is presently away on a women’s retreat in Pigeon Forge, TN. She along with several ladies from our church are hoping to get spiritually renewed and refreshed. Personally, I’m ecstatic that my wife is getting this long overdue time away. I can’t think of anyone I know more deserving. This woman lives unselfishly […]

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3 Reasons Marriages Struggle

This August my wife and I will have been married 22 years. We started dating 26 years ago. I thought we would’ve mastered this marriage thing by now. The truth is it’s always a challenge. Loving one another is easy. Learning how to do so in an understanding way is a constant roller coaster. I’ve […]

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She Is Usually Right

What I’m about to say is not always the case. I do believe it’s the case for anyone married to an unselfish, unconditionally loving and very discerning women. This for sure describes the woman I’ve called my wife for nearly twenty three years. I may not always like or want to accept what she says […]

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A God Written Love Story

She was still in high school and I was just beginning college. We only knew each other in passing from being in high school together a couple years. Plus, I was two grades ahead of her. She was a cheerleader and I was on the football team. However, I really can’t think of one moment […]

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We All Need A Valentine

As Valentines Day approaches my gut tells me that somebody feels a little less loved. Whether it be because you’ve not yet found your true earthly love. Or for some reason you’ve lost your once true love. I know there are no words that heal a broken heart. I know we all have the need […]

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Characteristics Of A Great Woman

We’ve been together for over twenty five years. After dating four years we got married on August 23, 1997. It has been twenty one of the best years of my life. I’ve never experienced one day of loneliness since we said “I Do.” I’ve never regretted one of the best decisions of my life. Aimee […]

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Pastor’s Wives

I know two pastor’s wives really well. One gave birth to me and raised me. The other married me and continues to raise me. I’m pretty certain my mom and wife would confirm I’m not joking about the continual raising me part. So, I’ve had two unique view points of pastors wives. I’ve seen one […]

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Watch Out My Friend

How often do we plan stuff and just expect things to all work out? Then, unexpectedly something goes on that we never expected. It might be our car breaking down, a sudden tragedy, an argument with our spouse, or an issue with one of our children. The list is endless of what can happen in […]

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A Fairytale Wedding

Millions watched live one of the most beautiful royal weddings ever celebrated. Britain’s Prince Harry and his now lovely bride Meghan Markle have now been united in Holy Matrimony. Their wedding was nothing short of a fairytale scene usually only written about. Even after the wedding the couple was taken on a 2.6 mile carriage […]

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Marriage Is A Dog Fight

If you’ve been married for any length of time it’s never a question of if you fight, but when you fight. For the couples who have never gotten in any real argument enjoy your honeymoon as things will change with time. Since marriage is the most intimate relationship on the planet it’s easy to get […]

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The Preacher’s Family

Earlier my wife and I had a normal argument that was escalated by the fact we are both exhausted. No, we’re not on the verge of a divorce. Yes, we still love each other. But, God prompted me to shed light on some things that someone reading this might need to hear. The preacher, his […]

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Dear Parents Who Are Separated

Earlier I was sitting inside a Chick-fil-A restaurant with two of my boys. Across from me nearest the playground area was this young couple who were clearly still in the honeymoon phase of dating. They had 3 little kids with them in the play area that didn’t appear to be their own. Mainly because they […]

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I Don’t Feel In Love Anymore

The longer you’ve been married the more sense this will make. This applies to any married couple beyond the honeymoon stage. We all know marriage is a lot more than candle light dinners and love at first sight. But, most of us don’t realize this truth until we’re married. In fact, the first morning you […]

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Her Support Is Everything

She watches me struggle day in and day out. She’s been observing my uphill climb of recovery for literally years now. But, she still does everything possible to help me up that hill. If it’s within her power she is willing to do it. My wife has never made me feel worse. Instead she patiently […]

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When Relationships Go Wrong

I don’t think there is anything harder to heal from than relational hurt. Especially when someone you really love has left you with a feeling of betrayal. You’re left lying awake for countless hours wondering what you could have done differently. Not to mention the fact you feel like you are slowly bleeding inside.So, what […]

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Dear Married Man

Almost everyday in the midst of many Christian songs, I intentionally listen to the song “Better Man” by the country group Little Big Town. Why? Because I want to remind myself what I’ve seen over and over again in counsel situations. I’ve looked in the face of so many “used to be married” eyes where […]

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Spice Up Your Marriage

There aren’t many things I want to remember from my recent three night hospital stay due to major back surgery. However, one thing I will never forget is what ended up meaning the most during that time. I’ve been so blessed to have hundreds praying for me. All those prayers have and still do mean […]

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She Won The P.H.T. Award

Let me begin by saying this is far from my wife’s idea. She has no clue I’m about to tell the world what makes her so awesome. Honestly, she would rather be punched in the face repeatedly than to be swarmed by recognition. That is just one more reason I love her. What in the […]

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Who Should You Marry?

Aimee and I dated 4 ½ years before we tied the knot. We have been married for over 17 years. Like any marriage our relationship has never been perfect. Always a work in progress made possible by the grace of God. I have no doubt  that we are a match made in Heaven. Unfortunately, I […]

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5 Ways Your Marriage Could Fail

God intends for your marriage to last a lifetime. Many things will come our way that could stop that from happening. I would like to share five reasons your marriage might fail before it’s too late. Hope you will take each of these to heart.  #1 YOU DON’T THINK IT CAN.  Satan loves it when […]

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Is Your Marriage Normal?

I counsel with married couples often. Between their marriages and my own, here are some things I’ve discovered about normal marriages. Maybe you should check this to make sure your marriage is not abnormal. I pray it encourages your marriage in some way, shape, or form. Your marriage is normal if you DISAGREE OFTEN.    Anytime […]

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How To Fight With Your Spouse

You name it and we’ve fought about it. Finances, house chores, children, pets, he said, she said, and everything else in between. I honestly believe that any married couple that says they don’t fight is either still on their honeymoon or just never sees one another. In the course of any day there is bound […]

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What Could Kill Your Marriage?

I’ve watched countless marriages crash and burn over time. After counseling many couples and being married for over 19 years myself, here are five things I’ve seen kill a lot of marriages. Hopefully, you are able to take these concerns to heart before they kill your marriage. #1: Lack of COMMITMENT. For many today, marriage is just […]

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A Healthy Perspective Of Marriage

This August my wife and I celebrate 16 years of this journey called marriage. Four kids and many adventures later we are still together. By God’s grace our relationship has grown deeper with time, but so has our understanding of what marriage is really about. I would like to share with you some lessons learned […]

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DIVORCE PROOF YOUR MARRIAGE

One of my highest goals in this life is to stay happily married to the same woman for a lifetime. I honestly believe many couples want to grow old together, but based on statistics the majority won’t make it to the finish line. Every day thousands of marriages that started out with such high hopes […]

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Why Men Should Do Housework

I grew up in a traditional two parent home where it was an unspoken rule that Dad’s work on the outside and mom’s work on the inside. In many respects, I’ve carried this unspoken rule into my marriage for over fifteen years. Yes, I’ve washed dishes, cleaned a toilet, vacuumed a room, and I’ve even […]

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Originally posted on Craig Crosby:
This weekend my wife and I will be getting away without our four boys. For months I’ve been waiting for our next getaway. One of my boys said, “Daddy you can’t go to Myrtle Beach without us, that’s not fair! You don’t love us?” I said, “Son, it’s because I…

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Why Parents Need To Get Away ALONE

This weekend my wife and I will be getting away without our four boys. For months I’ve been waiting for our next getaway. One of my boys said, “Daddy you can’t go to Myrtle Beach without us, that’s not fair! You don’t love us?” I said, “Son, it’s because I do love you that we […]

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HOW I MET MY WIFE

It’s really hard to believe this story took place nearly 20 years ago. I still recall going back to the high school where I had just graduated. I thought I was just going to watch a football game, but actually I was there to meet my future wife. Aimee and I had known each other […]

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7 Ways To Cheat-Proof Your Marriage

Recently, I was watching the video for Carrie Underwood’s hit song “Two Black Cadillacs” and it reminded of a matter that is just not discussed enough. As I write, there are countless men and women living a lie, running around behind their spouse’s back, and secretly cheating on their spouse with someone else. I’ve dealt […]

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VALENTINE’S DAY REMINDS US

 Every February 14th, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. Dating back to the early 1700’s people have exchanged homemade valentines and today that tradition continues through many acts of love. Here are three things […]

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7 Ways To Kill Your Marriage

LACK OF COMMUNICATION Did you know you could sleep in the same bed with another person and still never know each other. Most marriages operate this way every day. Without clear communication everything is left up to speculation and everything is a guessing game. Communication between two people does not come easy, but does get […]

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5 Reasons You Should Get A Divorce

I’ve seen so many marriages fall apart that I’m begining to think I”m abnormal for staying with my wife. It breaks my heart to watch friends, family, and even total strangers see their happily ever after come to an end. If you’re still married I pray you will read the following. 5 Reasons You Should […]

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5 THINGS A MAN NEEDS TO HEAR FROM HIS WIFE

#1: YOU BELIEVE IN HIM…. Behind any good man is a good woman cheering him on. Every man needs his wife’s vote of confidence as he faces life’s daily challenges. He needs you to believe in him even when he may not believe in himself. My wife has many times breathed life back into my sails […]

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5 THINGS A WOMAN HOPES HER HUSBAND WILL BE

A LEADER Many women have stepped up and taken over leadership in their homes because the man they married has shown no sign of leadership. Men, we have been called by God to lead our homes in the way God would have us to lead them. Being a leader is not an option if you […]

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7 KEYS TO A GREAT MARRIAGE

Knowing that 60 % of marriages end in divorce I decided to reflect on some things I’ve discovered make the difference between a marriage that is lucky to survive versus one that thrives. Here are seven things that set great marriages apart from the average. I pray it encourages your relationship in some way, shape, […]

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