You have heard it said that imitation is the greatest form of flattery. Hmmmm. I’m not so sure that is always true. Case in point. I, Bob, remember an incident many years ago when our son Robert was a little boy (then known as Bobby) and he was riding along with me as I did.. read more →

02 Aug 2005
August 2, 2005


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First of all, thank you again for your response to the initial Prostitute Prayer Request emailing that my wife Yvonne sent out a while back. Hundreds of responses with many people praying for the women listed in the four legal brothels in Nevada. Legal? Hmmmm. The Bible has a different viewpoint.   Keep praying. Don’t.. read more →

01 Aug 2005
August 1, 2005

Prostitute Prayer Request

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Greetings from Yvonne Turnbull – First, as you can tell by what you read in the subject line, this will not be one of our regular newsletters. Our September newsletter will be sent out sometime next week under the subject title of – “A Husband’s Confession.” Secondly, what you will now read will be lengthy.. read more →

01 Jun 2005
June 1, 2005


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In the early years of our (unfortunately) bad marriage, we pitted our wills against each other. Did you used to do that? Or, still do?   When we finally turned our lives over to God’s control and finally took our marriage vows seriously, we noticed that as each year passed our his ‘n her growth.. read more →

When Bob was serving as the Pastor of Marriage and Family Ministries at a Washington DC area church a couple of years ago, one of his accomplishments was creating a new adult Sunday School class titled “TeamMates.” We’ve been told that it continues today as the largest adult SS class at the church.   One.. read more →

05 Apr 2005
April 5, 2005


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We all hunger for appreciation. Surveys have shown for years that in the workplace people will work harder for praise than they will for a raise. Yes, we all like raises, but what’s more important to the majority is to know that what they do or who they are matters to someone. It does to.. read more →

07 Feb 2005
February 7, 2005

Making Changes – Part Two

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How are you doing with your new years resolutions? That bad, huh? Well, if you’re like most people then all the plans you made during the first week of January are probably in the tank and as the weeks rolled on you found yourself getting back to how you always did life. Has frustration set.. read more →

01 Jan 2005
January 1, 2005

Making Changes – Part One

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The beginning of the new year is when most of us want to make changes in our life, hence “resolutions.” One of our traditions is going through our physical house and as we do that how good it feels when clutter is removed. A few years ago we asked ourselves, “Wouldn’t we get that same.. read more →

17 Nov 2004
November 17, 2004

The Money Issue

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In many marriages the issue of money is the #1 cause of arguments. Our family backgrounds – our personalities – affect the way we look and deal with money. Oftentimes these differences can lead to some clashes. Example: A spender marrying a saver. So money doesn’t become a sore spot we encourage couples to work.. read more →

01 Sep 2003
September 1, 2003

Small Stuff in Marriage

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It’s the small stuff that can make a big difference! With Bob’s recent spine/back episode we found that it was the small stuff that we attended to that has enabled Bob to repair so quickly and get back to functioning as usual. Things like proper rest, stretching, exercising, taking a lot of nutrients, seeking good.. read more →