Monthly Archives: September, 2018

On the importance of identifying your real enemy…

September 28th, 2018

In the beginning God created the first man and woman to look to Him as their ultimate source for every need. This was God’s good design, intended for all humanity. Very quickly though an enemy entered the picture to spoil what God had planned, by deceiving the couple and causing them to question His goodness. […]

When your spouse disappoints you…

September 19th, 2018

Marriage is the joining together of two flawed people. Being the case, the issue we face is not ‘whether’ our spouse will disappoint us, but ‘what’ we’ll do when it happens. The great danger is that we’ll lose hope. A typical scenario might look something like this: A woman is continually irritated by a certain […]

Handling Sleepless, Start-Up Stress

September 13th, 2018

School is now in full swing and so are the stressors that we kick to the back porch all summer long. Vacations, staying up late and enjoying less traffic on the roads is being moved out and the busyness of fall is coming back inside! I’ve seen a lot of what I like to call, […]

How the gospel applies to marriage…

September 7th, 2018

Applying the gospel to marriage is at the heart of what we do in our counseling ministry. But what does that mean? And what does it look like? An example may help… Let’s say a couple is going through a stretch where communication in their marriage is painful. Every conversation seems difficult and on edge… […]

Seeing the beauty of what marriage is meant to be motivated me to invest thought, time and energy into loving my husband better by God's grace. I'm thankful for the space it carved out in our busy lives, to evaluate our marriage and apply practices that help us connect to the hope we have in Christ as we interact with each other. Laura McCauley
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