Jesus said, “For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them” (Matthew 18:20) Many couples find it difficult to pray together. Why? One reason may be that they are not treating each other with love and respect, and that stands as a barrier between them. The answer to this […]

Communicating Love Through Quality Time

Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. (Romans 12:10) Quality time is one of the five basic languages of love. It is some people’s primary love language, and nothing else makes them feel more loved. What is quality time? It’s giving your spouse your undivided attention. It’s more than […]

When Personalities Clash

In His grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well (Romans 12:6)  In my counselling office, I always hear of personality clashes within marriage that result in disharmony. By personality, I mean our patterned way of responding to life. We speak of people being extraverted or introverted, neat or sloppy, pessimistic […]


Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. Wherever you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. (Ruth 1: 16-17) Is marriage a contract or a covenant? It’s both but the emphasis is on covenant. […]

Stewardship – “A Brake on the Wheels of Progress”

“The idea that a sanitarium should not be established unless it could be started free from debt, has put the brake upon the wheels of progress. In building meetinghouses we have to borrow money, in order that something might be done at once. We have been obligated to do this, in order to fulfill the […]

Joy Through Service

The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart. The commandments of the Lord are clear, giving insight for living. (Psalm 19:8) What if your significant other’s love language is acts of service? What if you discover that the thing that really makes her feel loved is your taking out the garbage, […]

Stewardship – “Why the Debt Remains”

“ I have a message from the Lord. The churches must awaken from their torpor, and think of these things. “The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine, saith the Lord of hosts.” Are we as families appropriating the Lord’s silver and gold to selfish purposes, and doing nothing to lighten the debt on His house? […]

Learning the right Love Language

Live a life filled with love, follow the example of Christ. He loved us and offer Himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God. (Ephesian 5:2) What would you like your spouse to do for you? Your answer to this question will probably reveal your primary love language. If your answer is […]