Married people’s work

When you’re married, you have the joy of an intimate relationship. Sometimes, though, that relationship takes a little work to cherish the love and to reach understanding.

Take, “It’s Not About the Nail” for instance:

Use “Home Improvement Project” to think through the way you are communicating with your partner.

Or, consider these findings about the power of prayer on intimate relationships.

Looking for a resource to use? Check out this review of the book How to Turn Your Marriage Around in 10 Days by Philip Wagner. It just may be the sort of thing you’re looking for.


This post share stories, resources, and ideas on how to improve communication between married partners.


Praying Through it All

Christ Community Church is closing its series– but not its practice– on prayer this Sunday. What encouragement do we have to continue to be people of prayer? In other posts, we have shared ways to make prayer natural, reasons to pray, even ways to pray. Today, we look at stories and experiences of praying through everything that life and death brings. “Two similar stories. Two different Endings. God is Glorified in Both” share in the experience of life and death for two families who tell their story through video. Their posture before God will leave a mark.

Adam Holz shares some honest reflections in his piece, “Just Keep Talking… to God.”

When I’m consumed with anxiety — and, honestly, I often am — sometimes I simply forget that God doesn’t want me to carry that burden on my own.

If those words ring any note of truth for you, read the rest here.

Here’s a review of Mary Lou Quinlan’s The God Box. Even just the review gives you a pretty cool idea for practicing prayer.

This post is about prayer and provides inspiration, challenge and resources to enrich your individual practice, attitude and lifestyle.

Photo by Ramanan V. Used with permission. Sourced by Flickr.