“How come you do not hardly talk with me anymore?” Yvonne asked Bob “Do you really want to know?” he responded. “Yes, tell me.” “Okay, I will tell you but do not interrupt me because if you do I will stop talking.” “Alright. Alright. I agree. Just tell me” Yvonne replied with exasperation in her.. read more →

10 Jun 2014
June 10, 2014

Our Temporary Earth Visa

We’re on the move again! We have lived on the east coast for three years and sensing our time here in the DC area was concluding, we’ve been praying for God’s direction. Upon the recent death of Yvonne’s stepmom and including months of Yvonne flying back and forth across the nation to attend to her.. read more →

10 Jun 2014
June 10, 2014

The Power of Asking Great Questions

So often in a family we say that we don’t communicate much – that it’s hard to get a conversation going – and keep it going. Because of this so much of our talk only revolves around finding the answers to “What’s for dinner?” – “How was work or school today?” – and – “What’s.. read more →

10 Jun 2014
June 10, 2014

Marriage Baggage – Part Two

In the initial paragraph of last month’s Part One I told of the baggage I brought into our marriage, but some of the closing paragraph included……”The good news is that today the baggage has been removed, the memories of the past have been healed and no more nightmares.” It was literally a miracle of God.. read more →

10 Jun 2014
June 10, 2014

Marriage Baggage – Part One

Bob: Most of us bring some sort of “baggage” into our marriages. It could be light baggage or heavy baggage, such as an irritating habit, or an unresolved way to handle disagreements, or a personality quirk, or maybe even something troubling from ones past. Like for me – something horrific from my childhood that for.. read more →

10 Jun 2014
June 10, 2014

Children are Watching Your Marriage

Our “style” of marriage has a lasting impact on our children. And grandchildren. The “trickle down” can be a blessing or a bust. I (Bob) vividly remember a specific day when I was serving as a high school football coach in Southern California. I was mulling over our upcoming game plan prior to the athletes.. read more →

Does the “D” word scare you? No, we’re not referring to Divorce, but another “D” word – Devotions! You know – that area that sends guilt pangs running through many couples! One of the ingredients in spiritual intimacy is a couple having devotions together. Years ago that exact phrase – “having devotions together” – sent.. read more →

10 Jun 2014
June 10, 2014

Lessons From God We’ve Learned

Instead of grumbling and whining, if we go through difficult circumstances with an attitude of “What can I learn from this from the Lord to be able to grow through this and then be able to help others” – it’s amazing how we will then see our circumstances differently. This is the promise given in.. read more →

10 Jun 2014
June 10, 2014

Yvonne’s 911 Call

On May 1st I had to make a 911 call because of Bob. Before I tell you the reason why let me give you some background which goes back to Bob’s college days when his sporting activities first became quite active and then on to include nearly 10 years of being slammed into the ground.. read more →

One area all married couples have to continually deal with is how do you handle life when you have hurt each other with something you have said or done? Depending on how you deal with the situation, the two of you will either feel like a barrier has gone up between you both or a.. read more →