Category Archives: Articles

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 […]

Curiosity Cultivates Connection

May 2nd, 2018

One of my dearest friends says, “There are two types of people in this world; Those who walk into a room and say, “Here I am!” and the others are those who walk into a room and say, “There you are.” While this is a very simple distinction and there are certainly far more personalities […]

The Millennial Marriage: Tips to help your young marriage last

April 9th, 2018

It’s no secret that our world is changing constantly and at a rapid rate. My husband, Adrian, asked me yesterday if I had downloaded the new update on my phone. I excitedly eeked “Yes, I did that two weeks ago!”- Silently flattering myself for proving to my husband that I am techy and “in the […]

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