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Wise men and women are always learning, always listening for fresh insights.  Proverbs 18:15 MES Comment Whether you have been married one or fifty-one years are you still teachable? My wife and I have been married for 51 years and have done many marriage weekends, courses and other marriage events but still each time we find new things that we...

In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. Psalm 5:3 NIV Comment E-numbers are substances added to food to enhance flavour, for example. These additives are supposedly not harmful to health – but in relationships, E-numbers can be destructive. I’m talking about Expectations. For example, I may EXPECT my spouse...

With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. James 3:9 & 10 Comment It’s so good to worship praising our heavenly Father, extolling his many virtues and thanking...

Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely. Psalm 63:7, 8 (NLT) Comment One of the things that first attracted me to my husband was his strength, both physical and mental. He says that he liked my strong personality! We’ve been married...

I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night. Psalm 63:6 (NLT) Comment Do you ever lie awake at night? Sometimes we can both find ourselves tossing and turning. Sometimes, it’s just me that is trying desperately to get to sleep and yet my mind is struggling to settle. I try lying in different positions. Again and...

…those plotting to destroy me will come to ruin. They will go down into the depths of the earth. They will die by the sword and become the food of jackals. But the king will rejoice in God. All who swear to tell the truth will praise him, while liars will be silenced. Psalm 63: 9-11 (NLT) Comment GULP! Have...

Words Kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit, you decide.  Proverbs 18:21 MSG Comment I was standing in a queue recently and sadly watched a man talking pretty nastily to his wife.  As he talked, she physically shrivelled and grew smaller.  It was like poison was creeping into her and life was ebbing from her. I was quite...

What this adds up to, then, is this: no more lies, no more pretense. Tell your neighbor the truth. In Christ’s body we’re all connected to each other, after all. When you lie to others, you end up lying to yourself. Eph 4:25  (MSG) Comment Continuing our walk through The Message’s paraphrasing of Ephesians we come to this encouragement to...

Comment This Monday the lockdown rules changed significantly to allow slightly larger groups of people to meet up.  It’s certainly been a joy for us to connect with some of our family who we haven’t seen for a while. Last week we talked about things we are learning in this season, this week we’re thinking about how we are going...

Be gracious in your speech. The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not put them down, not cut them out.  Colossians 4:6 (MSG) Comment As lockdown continues, we are starting a series to help you with some areas in your marriage to ponder, discuss and pray about during this challenging time. This week we...