Browsing All posts tagged under »marital relationships«

Critical Mass

August 6, 2020


One of the tricky points of conflict to handle is when one partner is distressed about the other’s weight (that is, when one is critical of the other’s mass).  It is even a thorny issue to write about.  I will try to do it justice in 1000 words or less. First, you can’t control your […]

A Testimony

August 11, 2019


This is one of those posts that makes me feel a little vulnerable where I am at my most self-disclosing.  I wrote the following for a video testimony at my church.  It had to be shortened substantially to bring the video to the needed length for purposes of the worship service.  Here is the testimony […]

Lenten Devotion

March 11, 2019


Last Wednesday was Ash Wednesday, marking the start of the season of Lent.  Lent is the 46 days[1] leading up to Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection.  This is a time for many Christians to focus on spiritual disciplines to draw closer to Jesus.  This often involves fasting from something.  Sometimes instead of fasting from something, […]

To Protect and To Serve

May 27, 2015


Eph. 5:25 “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” Matt. 20:28 “the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.” This is not a post about the police department.  I just commandeered their slogan for the title.  I’ve been letting my Christian […]

How Are You Doing With That?

May 29, 2014


I attended my niece’s wedding this last weekend.  It was a beautiful wedding.  Both bride and groom were tearful when saying their vows.  My thought about this was that they actually understood what they were promising and being promised.  When you realize the magnitude of those vows, tears are an appropriate response.  That someone would […]

See Alice

August 22, 2013


[1]Since the invention of the DVR, the only place I actually see TV commercials is when I am on the elliptical in the gym.  (At home I just fast forward through them.)  Consequently, there are commercials I have seen dozens of times and never heard the audio.  It is sometimes interesting to note what moves […]