Reader Responses What Husbands Appreciate Ab...
We asked husbands, “What is one thing you most appreciate about your wives this Thanksgiving?” Here are the replies we received by email. 1. I love the insight into our children’s’ hearts that my wife, Karla, brings into our marriage. She is a wonderful household manager who performs miracles of joyous memories, sometimes with […]
Reader Responses What Wives Appreciate About...
We asked wives, “What is one thing you most appreciate about your husband this Thanksgiving?” Here are the replies we received by email. You can find more responses in the comments section at the end of the original article. 1. Terry loves me no matter what my faults are. —Barbara Robinson 2. Well… to be […]
Habits Grooves and Ruts
When Tommy Nelson began his teaching series from an Old Testament book, his church in Denton, Tex., had about 700 people. Within a few weeks, attendance was up to 1,400. His service for college students grew from 300 to over 700. And what Old Testament book was the focus of this pastor’s messages? Would you […]
Reader comments date night
In a Marriage Memo on the value of date nights in marriage, we asked readers to share comments and ideas. Here are their responses. 1. Oh I am so, so, so very sad to hear that so many couples are not finding a way to create regular date nights … and by regular I really […]
Weekend to Remember Stories
Stories of resurrected marriages Stories of good marriages strengthened Stories of couples who got married after living together Salvation stories At FamilyLife, we love to tell stories about what God does in families. He saves marriages. He strengthens homes. He changes lives for eternity through the gospel of Jesus Christ. We hope that you will […]
Stories of HomeBuilders
The Art of Marriage® Couples devotionals Explore FamilyLife eMentoring™ Global Outreach HomeBuilders Couples Series® LifeReady® Military Passport2Purity® Preparing for Marriage Resurrection Eggs® Stepping Up™ Weekend to Remember® marriage getaway What God Wants for Christmas® At FamilyLife, we love to tell how God works through ordinary people to changes lives for eternity. And we’re so […]
Reader Responses: How Do You Change a Bad At...
In his article, “How Do You Change a Bad Attitude?” Dave Boehi asked for ideas for readers. Click here to read the first 50 emails we received. And click here for the follow-up article inspired by these responses. 51. I’ve always thought that attitude is a choice. You can choose to be let a bad […]
Reader Responses: How Do You Change a Bad At...
In his article, How Do You Change a Bad Attitude, Dave Boehi asked for ideas for readers. Here are 50 of the emails we received. Click here for the rest. And click here for the follow-up article inspired by these responses. 1. I change my mood by doing something generous for someone else. It doesn’t […]
An Extra Reason for Rejoicing
As Christmas day approaches many of you will be finishing last-minute details at work, or driving to Grandma’s house, or shopping for groceries before the big meal. As we gather with friends and family to celebrate Christmas, I am reminded of couples who have an extra reason for rejoicing this year. Couples like Drew and […]
Stories of Changed Lives and Transformed Leg...
Stories of resurrected marriages Stories of good marriages strengthened Stories of lifelong marriages Premarriage stories Stories of parenting challenges Salvation stories At FamilyLife, we love to tell stories about what God does in families. He saves marriages. He strengthens homes. He changes lives for eternity through the gospel of Jesus Christ. We hope that you […]
The Final Showdown
And so it comes to this: Two men finally facing off in a winner-take-all contest. Both men are successful and accomplished, yet both have walked through the valley of defeat. Both live with the fact that fame and job security is fleeting. Both men are supported by millions and both are ridiculed and condemned when […]
Reader Responses to 50 Shades of Caution
Following are reader responses to the Marriage Memo of June 18, 2012, “Fifty Shades of Caution,” by Dave Boehi. You can read additional comments at the end of the online article. 1. I totally agree with you. Thanks for the warning about this book. I haven’t really heard much about it until I recently read […]
Date Night With Teens
1 Date + 8 Teens = 0 Romance Okay, so maybe it wasn’t the smartest equation I have ever calculated. But my heart was in the right place! Hubby and I have attempted to make most Friday nights our “date nights” from the time our children were toddlers. They have always been “at home” dates, […]
Married for 71 Years
Who doesn’t enjoy a good story? Especially a love story? As a writer for FamilyLife, I’ve had the privilege of interviewing lots of men and women about their marriages and families. But no one has been married as long as Orvil and Edith Thomas. Their commitment to one another has never wavered for more than […]
God Is Working
FamilyLife President Dr. Dennis Rainey spoke at the 2009 Weekend to Remember® marriage conference in Grapevine, Texas, before nearly 4,000 people. During the weekend he wrote some impressions of how God is working through the cause of the family to touch the lives of people across America and even around the world. Saturday, February 14 […]
God Is Working in Marriages Today
Earlier this year (2010) I was reminded that people need God’s blueprints for marriage and family now more than ever. My wife, Barbara, and I recently spoke to about 2,400 people at a Weekend to Remember® marriage getaway in Washington, D.C. We saw that the principles in this conference are as relevant today as they […]
I Need My Vacation
One of my bedrock, foundational beliefs in life is: Take your vacation time. Another is: Enjoy your vacation time. That sounds simple, but I’ve been surprised by the number of people I’ve encountered over the years who say they often don’t use up their allotted vacation days. Not me. I know I need my vacation. […]
A Yearly Surprise
A few weeks ago I received a phone call from my oldest friend, Mark Allen. He and I met as kindergartners in Eugene, Ore., and went through school together until we graduated from high school. He was calling to say that he and his wife, Jenny, would be visiting Branson, Mo., for a business conference, […]
Building a Marriage According to Biblical Bl...
If there is one thing that continually reminds me of the importance of reaching out to families, it’s the e-mail we receive here at FamilyLife. The stories people tell reveal a common thread: People today are hungry to learn how to build a good marriage, and when they learn how to build it according to […]
A Weekend for Marriage Maintenance
Merry and I just returned from a Weekend to Remember® marriage conference at the Gaylord Texan resort in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. When you stay at the Gaylord Texan, it’s hard not to rave about the incredible setting; the hotel’s huge atrium is a wonderland of streams, vegetation, and winding paths evoking different regions of […]
Googling for Help on Marriage
What can you learn about the state of many marriages today from Google’s most popular searches? Sadly, quite a bit. To see for yourself, go to the homepage for Google and type in “My husband.” Google’s “auto complete” function will then provide you with a number of suggestions to finish your search phrase, based on […]
Keys to a Great Marriage East or West
I’m starting to see more and more media reports exploring the benefits of arranged marriages vs. the modern Western model of dating to find a “soul mate.” Generally they’re pretty objective about the pros and cons of both. In the typical American marriage, the couple already has a head start on getting to know each […]