Browsing Category : Relationships

Is Love a Choice?


Last week, we celebrated my parents’ 49th wedding anniversary.  49 years.  That is impressive to me.  With the exception of my grandparents who were married for over 72 years, my parents have the longest marriage of anyone I have personally known. Then, on Saturday, we attended a wedding of a couple at church.  As I watched their faces throughout the…

Love, Love, Love


After spending yesterday with my parents, celebrating their 49th wedding anniversary, I have been thinking a lot about love.  Obviously, to have a marriage that has withstood trials, hardships, and just the test of time, there is a lot of love there. And, while I know there are other things that have contributed to the long life of their marriage,…

The Family of God


I have been searching for a church family for a very long time.  Growing up, we would usually sing a Gaither song, The Family of God, to close our church service. I’m so glad I’m a part of the Family of God, I’ve been washed in the fountain, cleansed by His blood! Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this…

Parenting Before the Storm


Last weekend, Brad and I were asked to participate in a parenting class at church. The topic was Parenting Elementary School Children with a focus on relationships. We are definitely not experts on the matter. But, as we have one who has passed that stage, and one almost through, we certainly have experience! When Brad and I first started talking…