Monthly Archives: August, 2018

Why stay married?

August 30th, 2018

Couples who are struggling in their marriage may not say it out loud, but they certainly think it: “Why should I stay married to this person?” It’s a common question… and it deserves an answer. The quick and easy answer has to do with your marriage vows. There was a day — perhaps long ago […]

Are Masculinity and Femininity Outdated?

August 16th, 2018

The biblical ideals of masculinity and femininity have fallen on hard times in present day American culture. Even in the church, discussions about what it means to be masculine and feminine can draw a negative reaction. Why is this so? I think a big part of it is that we’ve lost our awareness of the […]


August 12th, 2018

Written by: Kolby Nance As stated previously, I have been heavily influenced by the work of Chip Dodd, who I will be referencing throughout the next eight blog posts. In his book, “Voice of the Heart”, Dr. Dodd systematically walks through the 8 core emotions that we experience throughout our lives. He suggests that a […]

This is not your typical 'go out on a date and your marital problems will go away' fix. It teaches communication, expressing your feelings in a non-threatening way, and thinking about the other person - not yourself. But, the biggest part is that it is Christ-centered teaching and it focuses on a closer relationship with Him. I wish we would have had these programs years ago. Bruce and Linda Leber
In all the MEF programs, God is first. The Forum helped to make the association of marriage to Biblical beliefs. It helped us have a much clearer understanding that marriage is a reflection of your relationship with God. Greg and Jilanne Smith