Unwrapping the Daily Gift of Marriage

Practicing the Art of Thankfulness

Another Christmas has passed. The turkey dinner has been consumed, and the bones lie in ruin in the garbage, disregarded and possibly under-appreciated. In addition, the mystery and excitement of once-colourfully and perfectly decorated Christmas gifts lie torn and unwrapped on the floor. Boxes of chocolates are empty, the candy canes are no more and the […]

Understanding & Managing Stress

Tools to Escaping a Stress-Dominated Culture

Before I met my wife, when I drove, I was a last minute planner. I often would get caught up thinking about other things, then at the last minute, realize I needed to get over into the other lane to turn. I was bold, confident and never thought twice about my driving approach. I always […]

Relationship Maintenance

Charging the Batteries and Changing the Oil

As I drove back from the recreation center close to our new home with my wife, I was reminded how good it felt to get out and exercise and be a part of the community. Loads of books and tests have formed an impenetrable brick wall around me lately, amongst many other life circumstances, and […]

The Genius Behind The “Genius”

How God Uses Our Wives To Shape Our Lives

In Genesis we see the most full and informative picture of the unique, intimate and rich relationship between a man and a woman. Adam was created first (Genesis 2:7), then Eve second (Genesis 2:22). Eve was created to be a helper, a companion for Adam (Genesis 2:18). Both are equal in dignity, but both serve […]

The Dead-End Road of ‘Happily Ever After’

Discovering a Greater Purpose for Your Marriage

Have you ever got wrapped up in a fairytale romance movie? Have you ever wished the movie depicted your life, as the beautiful princess and successful prince ride away into the sunset quietly and calmly living happily ever after with no war and no marital struggle or conflict at all? If we are honest, we […]

Real Love Is Built When You Build History

True Love Transcends The "Ups" and "Downs" of Life

When you first move to a community, you know no one. After some time there you eventually get into relationship with people and you begin to open up to people and vice versa. In the same way, when I serve a new congregation, my love for them grows as I pray for them more and […]

3 Tips For Tuning Into The Same Frequency As Your Spouse

Leaning Into Marital Happiness

Disconnection is a huge problem in regards to the on-going health of relationships. As life moves a long and the dating butterflies lessen, real life sets in. When this happens, some couples chose to fuel disconnection, other’s lean to fuel connection –they lean into marital happiness. But even though some couples choose to fight against […]

Defeating The ‘Lions’ In Your Life

Daniel 6:22

Do you struggle with bullying or doing what is right in life? Is there a part of you that believes if you do what is right or follow God unapologetically and fearlessly, that He won’t come through for you? Maybe you think if you serve yourself, instead of God or just break a few rules […]