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A Marriage Made in Paradise

One of my favorite authors, anonymous, wrote the TOP TEN REASONS WHY GOD CREATED EVE.

10. God worried that Adam would always be lost in the garden because men hate to ask for directions.

9. God knew that Adam would one day need someone to hand him the TV remote.

8. God knew that Adam would never buy a new fig leaf when his seat wore out and would therefore need Eve to get one for him.

7. God knew that Adam would never make a doctor’s appointment for himself. Continue reading

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Love Busters

“Marriage is like a fishing net. Each day fishermen use their nets to catch fish and sell them at the market,” writes Dr. Willard Harley in his book Love Busters. Continue reading

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Nine Keys to Better Communication

Josh was a college Freshman, but didn’t have a lot of social skills.  Kinda shy.  Introverted.  Actually  a computer geek.   He didn’t date much in high school.  But now he’s got a date with Ashley.  She’s pretty. Great personality.  And loads of fun.

As he was taking her back to the residence hall, Josh’s mind was racing. He wanted to kiss her goodnight. But should he? He didn’t want to spoil things by moving to quickly. So he decided to be more subtle. Continue reading

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Three Communication Killers

Have you seen the AT&T commercial of the girl calling her boyfriend  to tell him she’s giving him the silent treatment?  He’s confused as she has already called him several times. Her validation for calling is that her family has “free unlimited mobile to any mobile minutes from AT&T so I can call all I want.” 

 He objects, and says, “I don’t think you understand how the silent treatment works.”  At this point she is shown with a knowing nod and saying nothing.  I think it is very clever.  It gives you a chuckle.  And there’s an element of truth in it.  Continue reading

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Enjoying Life’s Daily Pleasures

I needed a break.  I’ve been working on some sermon series for my Spring meetings.  And just need to relax my mind a bit.  So, I brewed some coffee and decided to take the dog for a walk.  During that 45 minutes I started thinking about the enjoyment of the little things in life.  Things that, if we don’t slow down, we rush through and fail to savor. Continue reading

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