Sunday, January 24, 2010

John 10:10 "I have come to give you life, and to give it more abundantly."
I am convinced that Jesus meant for us to have fun in our life in him. I don't see it happening a whole lot. We get so caught up into life that we fail to live. We mold our lives around things that don't really matter. We let life rob us of the fun of living.
It is equally true in most marriges. Part of the privilege of married life is having fun together. Having fun with your spouse is only limited by your imagination. Regardless of your resources, there are ways to keep the spark of love burning bright. If we were to put as much effort into keeping the fun in our marriages as we do in living, there would be very little need for divorce courts or lawyers.
The challenge is to find those things that you and your spouse enjoy doing together and then doing them. It may take some time and effort to discover them, but it's well worth the effort. Life today is very self-centered. We are into ourselves way too much (myself included!), so it will probably take some work to find fun things to do. Be persistent and you will find them. Trust me, you will be glad you did.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Just spent the day getting training for our foster care license. It was very interesting and informative. Two things jump out at me. I have been so blessed to have had the upbringing I had. Although I did not appreciate it at the time, I had it so good. The other thing is that there are so many damaged people out there who need someone to take the time to care and help. We all need to love and be loved and when we are deprived of that, we become deformed emotionally and unable to deal with live positively. My prayer is that I will always have a caring heart for the hurting.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Staying married

We live in a day in which many are opting out of marriage. There is a movement that is trying hard to redefine what marriage is, to the point where anyone who disagrees with them are made out to be weird or prejudiced. What was once considered to be the very foundation upon which society was built is quickly crumbling away. It is not uncommon for someone to be married multiple times.

I am still convinced that the traditional institution of marriage is worth saving. I believe that if we were to put as much energy into saving our marriages as we do destroying them, we all would be better off. Saving marriages will not solve society's problems, but it will go a long ways towards stablizing our thinking so we can deal with our problems.

It is my prayer that my book will help to save many marriages from mediocrity and the divorce court. If it helps just one couple, it will be worth it all.