Category Archives: Articles

Hurt

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 […]

How well do you know your spouse?

July 26th, 2018

Written by: Nathan Bell You probably think you know your spouse pretty well. After all, you do live together… and have lots of opportunities to talk, and do things together, and observe your life partner. But the truth is, most people don’t know their spouses as well as they think. And the holes that exist […]

Self-Care 101

July 16th, 2018

By: Meggie Nance How to care for yourself without it being all about you What comes to mind when you hear the term “self-care”? Do you begin to imagine all the pampering that you would partake in if only you didn’t have _______ to do, or ____ amount of kids, or _____ dollars of financial […]

Living From The Heart

July 3rd, 2018

Written by: Kolby Nance In my last blog post, I wrote about connecting in relationship. While ‘Connecting’ is a vague term and often can be a mysterious concept, it is something that we all long for. We all deeply long to feel connected to others and God. Belonging is one of the most basic human […]

The Millennial Marriage

June 20th, 2018

Written By: Ashley Hébert “Laughter is the best medicine.” I’ve heard this quote a hundred times, as I’m sure you have, as well. As cliche as it is, it’s a pretty tough statement to argue. Never have I heard someone in my life say that they feel worse after they laugh. From a psychological standpoint, laughing […]

Three Things Everyone Needs Part 2

June 15th, 2018

By: Gary Sawyer As we began our discussion regarding “Three things that everyone needs” I mentioned that one of the more formative times of my life was when I was in the Boy Scouts. Also, as a young teenager, another formative experience for me was sitting in my parent’s living room and listening to my […]

Making the Most Out of Attending a Wedding

June 1st, 2018

Wedding season is upon us. That means there’s a good chance you’ll have at least one wedding ceremony to attend over the next few months. Some people love attending weddings… while others don’t. But whether you enjoy going to a wedding or not, recognize this: it can be a great occasion to strengthen your own […]

Where Are You?

May 25th, 2018

Written by: Meggie Nance A kind yet scary question that invites us to step out of our shame into freedom. “Where are you?” It was a quiet whisper that started haunting me the year my husband and I moved down to Florida for him to start seminary for his Master’s of Counseling. I was busy […]

Three Things That Everyone Needs

May 15th, 2018

Written by: Gary Sawyer One of my formative experiences when I was growing up was membership in the Boy Scouts of America, even making it to the rank of Eagle Scout. One of the things that we were required to do as a young scout was to build a fire. I remember early in my […]

It’s better to deal with issues sooner than later…

May 8th, 2018

Eight years ago my daughter had an ongoing stomach ache. Kids get stomach aches, so we were hopeful this would just pass… but it wasn’t improving… even with the things we were trying at home. Finally after two weeks we took her in to get checked… and when the tests were done we discovered she […]

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
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