National Association of Marriage Enhancement

27 Aug

Winter Roots

Did you know that even in winter trees are growing? I had no idea until God started to speak to me about my spiritual life in relation to how trees grow. We all know that in the spring trees are growing, we know this because we can see the beautiful little buds flowering on the […]

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14 May

Family is not Enough, Family is Not Everything

Family is not everything. It is an unpopular message, but it is truth. God first created the family unit. In the Garden, God sanctioned the first marriage and then asked them to multiply and have children. Family is close to the heart of God, and it was priority for him to introduce it first to […]

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6 Apr

Cell Phones: Intimacy Killer or Relational Blessing?

Smart phones have now been a part of our normal lives for a long time now. If you don’t have one, you are in the minority. Those of us who do have them know how incredibly addictive they can be. It often feels like an extra body part, an extension of ourselves. We also know […]

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21 Jan

4 Times to Hit the Pause Button in Marriage

Do you remember the movie Click with Adam Sandler? The premise was that Sandler’s character was given a remote control that could rewind, pause, fast forward, and control his life. Despite the corniness, there were some great messages about living in the moment with your spouse and family. While we don’t have a magic remote […]

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4 Dec

Marriage-Strengthening Christmas Gift Ideas

Hey, not everyone is great at gift giving, and that’s okay we all have different talents. Gift giving is not a competition, but with the right attitude, this gift-giving season can be a joyous time to experience the blessing of blessing one another. Let’s be honest. Christmas is often child-focused, which of course is a […]

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3 Dec

Christmas Lessons I Learned As a Child

Children are very impressionable, and Christmas is an incredible opportunity to maximize your child’s spiritual growth in an informal, intimate and natural way. Children love the excitement and fun that accompanies the Christmas season, so it is extremely memorable for them. That is why it is the perfect opportunity to ensure that your child is […]

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11 Nov

6 Building Blocks of a Great Family

“How to have a great family” – it is a Christian topic that we wrestle with all the time. Everyone knows that family is close to the heart of God, family is important and all Christians should treat their family like a ministry. Satan knows this too, which is why he tries to divide our […]

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5 Nov

Marriage: Taking One Step at a Time

  I think the reason that most people are largely disappointed in their marriages is because of the long list of things that they want changed in their marriage. No earthly marriage ever will be perfect. Yet we often set up these unattainable lists with hundreds of expectations that we demand be met. If he […]

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24 Oct

Dear Husband, You Will Never Complete Me

I love you, but you don’t complete me. In fact, you will never complete me. You are not actually my other half. You can never be that for me. Whoa. That seems harsh, but in reality, it is actually the marking of a very healthy relationship. “You complete me” may be one of your favorite […]

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21 Oct

Why a Works-Based Perspective Exhausts Your Marriage

If you are Protestant, you have probably heard that salvation is based on faith not works. However, as many times as we say it, we often don’t embrace what this means for our daily lives. Rather than trying to live right and do the right thing through solely our own strength, we need to submit […]

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