Tag Archives: love

You complete me and other ridiculous ideas about love

06 Nov

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:00 — 1.4MB) “I love you. You… you complete me.” That quote from Jerry Maguire and it’s a bunch of hooey! The problem with couples today is they see movies like Jerry Maguire, and actually believe that kind of malarkey is the stuff of true love. I’m […]

What is the primary role of a husband in marriage? (a new poll)

06 Sep

The role of a husband in marriage is important, but what do you think is the primary role of a husband? Read Ephesians 5:21-33 before you answer this week’s poll question (New Living Translation): Spirit-Guided Relationships: Wives and Husbands 21 And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. 22 For wives, this […]

How to be happy

13 Apr

One of the issues we find over and over again in our Marriage Restoration Intensive program is that individuals in marriage really, really want to be happy. The problem is, however, that they tend to believe happiness is somewhere out there, and more than likely, not in their marriage. They believe if they could only […]

God's bit and bridal

06 Jan

God has designed a special “bit and bridal” for mankind to place in his mouth and allow God, through Christ’s words, to control which direction he moves.  It’s just like a horse being tamed. When I place the bit in my mouth, I agree with God that His ways are higher than mine and His […]

The DNA of Relationships: You were created to love – Part 4

27 Sep

The other day, I received a letter from a young man who had gotten back together with his girlfriend after a difficult conflict and a terrible fight. Eric had been working through some things at our counseling centers, and it apparently had helped him and his girlfriend, and they got back together. Eric’s closing sentence […]

The Secrets to a Secure Marriage

17 Jan

Studies have shown various stages of love such as—the delight of infatuation, the challenge of post-rapture, the excitement of discovery, or the blessings of connection. No matter what stage of love you are in the key to dealing with the inevitable changes inherent in each is to focus on creating a secure environment for your […]

The one question that can change everything

22 Jul

“What do you need…right now…to feel loved…to know you’re number one…?” Ezra 7:28 (Those who honor God will be honored; the same is true with earthly relationships) “And praise him for demonstrating such unfailing love to me by honoring me before the king, his council, and all his mighty princes! I felt encouraged because the […]