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05 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Monday Morning Marriage Thoughts

I know it’s Monday but here are a couple of thoughts I came across on the subject of marriage. They are both from Mike Mason’s book, The Mystery of Marriage.
Consider:
“Marriage is not the joining of two worlds, but an abandoning of two worlds in order that one new one might be formed.”
“In marriage a man [...]

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04 June 2009 ~ 1 Comment

LifeWay’s ‘Marriage Man’

Mark Satterfield is doing an amazing job as the "marriage enrichment guru" (my title for him) at LifeWay. He is constantly looking for ways to help couples improve their marriages either through new events or to give the established ones a new approach.
My kind of guy for sure.
Here is a snippit (is that [...]

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26 January 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Pre-Marital Ponderings

This quote/philosophy came from a co-worker of Selma's. It reflects his approach to pre-marital counseling. Selma sent it to me because she knows I do a lot of PMC.
It's simple and makes sense. Enjoy and pass it along to someone you know who is about to get married.

"Your chances of having a long [...]

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21 January 2009 ~ 0 Comments

All Aboard for the Summer Marriage Cruise!

I know it's cold outside. It didn't get to 30 today. As I write this there are flurries just on the other side of my window.
So how about thinking of a cruise?

We will have an informational meeting about our marriage cruise – planned for July 20-25, 2009 – this Sunday, January 25, immediately following the [...]

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11 December 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Odds and Ends in December

Just some random thoughts as I catch up with you from November…
* Thanksgiving Reflections — A wonderful time with family, as T'giving is supposed to be. I dare not take our warm family for granted. I counsel wtih enough folks to know warm family relationships is not always the case.
Especially did we enjoy having [...]

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20 November 2008 ~ 0 Comments

November 20 – A Special Day in So Many Ways

Today has a lot going on in my world.
First, my dad was born on this day in 1927. I know you can add, but he would have been 81.
Actually, November is a full month for Mom and Dad. Mom's b'day was last week on the 12th. She turned 85. And their anniversary is Nov [...]

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20 October 2008 ~ 0 Comments

More Info on ‘Fireproof’

Eric and Amy Massengill are awesome drama folks. I hope you have seen them perform at one of our recent marriage enrichment events such as Real Marriage or Romance and Roses. Amy, one of this blog's faithful readers and "commenters", sent the following link regarding the recently released movie "Fireproof." It is a good article on the movie's surprising [...]

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23 September 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Real Marriage and ‘Fireproof’ Coming This Weekend

Real Marriage is coming this weekend. Still got time to get a ticket. We'd love to see you and your mate at this event. It happens twice a year and is a joy for couples to interact with other couples and with each other.

On Friday, September 26,FIREPROOF will open in more than 800 theaters [...]

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29 July 2008 ~ 2 Comments

Animals Encountered While Running #8

                                                                       
Recognize these little critters? Yep. They’re skunks and I’ve had few but very positive experiences with them. You could say I have been most fortunate around skunks.
My running encounters with skunks have been limited to early morning runs and have simply been on the roadside. I remember one time I just looked up and [...]

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17 July 2008 ~ 1 Comment

32nd Wedding Anniversary, Brief Book Review, and a Marriage Link from Pat Hood

Today is Thursday, July 17 and Selma and I are celebrating our anniversary today. 32 years. With the same woman!?!
I recall at the rehearsal dinner. It was a beautiful scene. The restaurant had a wall of windows that opened up to a spectacular view of the pool. (It was a Holiday Inn, a nice [...]

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