Archive | Marriage

22 March 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Fresh Reading List on Marriage, Parenting, Porn and 1,000,000 Miles in a 1,000 Years!

Here are some new books I’ve gotten on Kindle lately. It’s a whole new list of readings for the spring. Will let you know which ones, if any of them are any good. (I think they will be!)
* Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years – This one is “homework” from my wife. [...]

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15 March 2010 ~ 1 Comment

A New Resource for Couples

I just downloaded a new book on my Kindle.  I’ll let you know if it’s any good but it sure does have promise.
First some background.
One of the most resourceful couples I know in this marriage ministry area is that of Bob and Yvonne Turnbull. I got on their email list years ago and it’s simply [...]

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24 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Pre Marital Counseling Offered Soon

Check out this article on the requirement of premarital counseling … IN INDIA! The idea of premarital counseling is going global. Cool.
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/02/17/premarriage-courses-curb-divorce-rate-domestic-violence.html
Hey, if India gets the need for PMC, maybe you should, too. Are you engaged or do you know someone who is? We are offering a 4-hour course in PMC through two 2-hour sessions [...]

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08 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Romance and Roses is Friday!

There is still a little time (like 2 more days) to get your Romance and Roses tickets. This is our huge marriage celebration we hold each year for family and friends of LifePoint Church.
Here are some details:
** R&R will be held at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro on Friday, February 12.
** Doors will open at [...]

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05 September 2009 ~ 0 Comments

The Longest Married Couple – the Groom Has Died

Wow – check this out:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/devon/8067752.stm
How long were they married? Hint: they have a 76 year-old (legitimate!) son.

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31 August 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Selma’s Recovery

Many of you have inquired about my wife's health. Selma is doing well after a thyroidectomy last week. While all the tests have been negative (including after the surgery) – and no pain ever for Selma – the thyroid was growing and several opinions told us that it needed to come out.
It's been … interesting [...]

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27 August 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Golf with 3 Special Guys – Orchestrated by a Special Woman

Selma is one to celebrate. She always claims that the weekend of Mother's Day is "her" weekend. All weekend. Her birthday is not her birthday. The week of June 14 is her birthday week.
But I must say she does it with rest of the clan as well. This past week for example, it was [...]

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17 July 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Our Marriage Is 33 Years Old TODAY!

That's right – 33 years ago we were two young kids who might have been a little scared but very confident in getting married.
Today, we are still two young kids. (I guess love continues to be blind!) Okay, we are older kids but still very confident that God is in our marriage.
So what is the proper [...]

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13 July 2009 ~ 0 Comments

“Happy Birthday, Jen”, Wedding Reflections, and an Adaptation from Robert Frost

Happy Day to my older daughter, Jennifer. Happy "20-something", dear. I love you.

Recently I had the joy of doing two weddings in about 14 hours a few weeks ago. It was my first two-wedding weekend.

The first was on a Friday evening and a beautiful setting. Cedar Vine Manor. Outdoors with many groomsmen and [...]

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01 June 2009 ~ 0 Comments

From Good to Great? Yes … but also from Bad to Good!

I recently read this thought out of Stand Firm magazine, May 2009 issue, published by LifeWay. Take a look:
"What proportion of unhappily married couples who stick it out stay miserable? The latest data shows that within five years, just 12 percent of very unhappily married couples who stick it out are still unhappy; 70 [...]

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