Friday, Apr 10, 2020

The Cleavers

Surviving or Thriving: How to Escape the Comfort Zone in Marriage

Have you ever woken up one morning and just stared at your mate while they slept, thinking, “Who is this stranger next to me?” Or, in the heat of the moment actually spoke out loud, “You aren’t the person...

Your Maker is Your Husband: The Joys of Saying “I Do” to God

“For your Maker is your husband - the Lord Almighty is His name…” - Isaiah 54:5 What a strange thing for God to say, especially from the perspective of a new bride in her early twenties like myself. Nonetheless, this...

How Hidden Offense Can Send Your Marriage to the ER

Home Remedy or Surgery? It has been an interesting last few days here at our house (if you can read between those lines, married folks). It’s got me thinking: “Why do we allow situations in our marriage to become unnecessary emergencies?” Offense...

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Getting Married and Divorced

Things I Wish I Knew One of the most crucial parts of being in a relationship is dealing with yourself. Many of us are seeking relationships and looking for meaning and wholeness that can only be found in Christ. Taking time...

Spring Cleaning: Are Dust Bunnies Blocking Your Relationship’s Blessings?

A Time to Clean When we think of spring cleaning, we often think of time spent ‘deep cleaning’ our home. It’s a change of seasons where we rearrange our furniture, perhaps lighten up the decor, and take the opportunity to...

10 Tips for Managing a Healthy Long Distance Relationship

Most days, my husband and I are no more than 70 feet apart from each other. This is the distance from his garage to my home office. The working arrangement we have gives us the opportunity to eat our meals...

But I Said I’m Sorry: Words Without Works is Dead

I’m Sorry. Some would argue that even with the heightened contention of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the beauty of forgiveness shined bright.  Okay. Remember Donald Trump’s apology for lewd comments and actions, and more importantly, his surrogates’ forgiving response to the...

In Sickness and in Health: What’s Your Bedside Manner?

It’s been said, Cleavers, that the only thing that should take place in your bedroom is sex and sleep. Well, recently I brought the dreaded “S” into our bedroom for a good 10 days: Sickness. Due to physical exertion, I triggered...

Are We Living the Christmas Songs, or Just Rocking to the Beat?

Heaven and Nature Sing? At the beginning of the holiday season, every radio station, every restaurant sound system has Christmas tunes playing. Plus, the church choir has begun singing about Sweet Bethlehem and Oh Holy Night. It’s a clear sign...

Relationship Leftovers: Love That Keeps On Giving

During the Thanksgiving holidays, I always enjoy the turkey leftovers. I can just taste the turkey hash Papa makes, the yummy turkey sandwiches, or my turkey tetrazzini. I know there are those who are adamant about not eating leftovers in...
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Have You Reached Your Max Heart Rate for God?

Are there areas of your life that are not being done wholeheartedly for the Lord? Use every area of your life to bring glory to God.
- Advertisement -

3 Factors of Church Growth That Are Dangerous and Spiritually Wicked

Is all church growth a good thing? Examine these 3 factors. Do any explain why the masses flock to your church?

The Fear of Being Alone: Honoring Purpose Over Marital Status

The fear of being alone and the focus on our marital status can shift our attention away from the purpose God has for our lives.

Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Lead to the Next Great Awakening in America?

As COVID-19 sweeps across our country, many are asking, “Are we on the verge of another great awakening?” Let's hope and pray for revival.

When All Else Fails: Don’t Make it Happen, Try This!

When you have tried everything and nothing works, don't force the situation or try to make it happen. There's a better alternative, try this instead.
X