24 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Monday Morning Marriage Message: My Cup Runneth Over

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I woke up this morning and thought: “It’s Monday and life sucks.” I had a pretty rough weekend. Retched is what I would call it. And Monday didn’t get started off any better. After tossing and turning all night with back pain and a virus that has been hanging on for two weeks, I overslept, […]

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06 August 2012 ~ 1 Comment

The Race is Not Given to the Swift: Ecclesiastes vs. Tortoise and the Hare

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Over time, the saying “The Race is not given to the swift, but to those who endure to the end” has been erroneously attributed to the Bible. In reality, the first part of the quote is in the Bible, but the saying in its entirety comes from the story of the Tortoise and the Hare. […]

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23 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Monday Marriage Devotional: Serenity Prayer

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God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. Everyone has heard this version of the serenity prayer, but far fewer people have heard the entire prayer. Although versions of it had been circulated in oral form for years, […]

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07 May 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Monday Marriage Quote: Excellence is a Habit

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.- Aristotle Thank you wise Aristotle for giving some credence to my mantra, because it sounds lot better when you say it. Love is a habit. The philosopher may not have been talking specifically about love or marriage, but if excellence […]

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30 April 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Monday Marriage Devotional: Encourage One Another

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 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Somewhere in your spouse’s life today, he or she could use encouragement. Even in those moments when we may look or feel like we have it all together, just hearing someone say “I believe in you,” […]

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28 November 2011 ~ 1 Comment

You Can’t Love Your Wife If You Don’t Love Your Body

Ephesians 5:28: In the same way, husbands should love their wives as they do their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. I love this scripture not just for what it says but also for what it doesn’t. To me it’s a little like one of those logic games on a standardized test. […]

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21 November 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Stop Being Married Children: Monday Marriage Devotional

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1 Corinthians 13:11 English Standard Version When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. As true as this scripture should be, nothing can expose the immaturity behind a grown woman or man quite […]

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