October 14, 2021
BLOG: Dawn and I believe that we should fiercely protect our marriage. Here are 8 “hedges of protection” we have placed around ourselves to protect the fidelity of our marriage.
July 15, 2021
BLOG POST: What should a couple do if there is sexual sin in their marital relationship? In this blog post, we list 10 necessary practices for restoration after sexual sin has been exposed.
June 9, 2021
BLOG POST: Husbands, your wife is to be treasured. Let your manner with her be the way of understanding. Treat her with respect and see her the way God sees her. God created her to be a life-giving vessel. She pours out her life as Christ pours His life into hers. Your part as her husband is to protect, love, and cherish her as she goes about her life-giving ways.
April 29, 2021
BLOG POST: Do you ever find yourself saying to your partner, "You're not listening to me!"? If so, have you ever thought why you say that? Obviously, it may be a valid statement. It may be true your partner is not a good listener. But, let me ask you, are you?
March 31, 2021
BLOG POST: This is love. Undeserved. Unearned. Unmerited. Unconditional. This is God’s love for us. We don’t deserve it. We didn’t earn it. We could do nothing to merit it. It has been given to us while we were still sinners.
February 15, 2021
BLOG POST: You see, there is something supernaturally different about the word of God. It will cut you. It will pierce you. It will most likely create some form of discomfort for you. It will challenge you. It will expose the deepest parts of you. It may even change you.
January 20, 2021
BLOG POST: I love living in community with other believers. I can’t imagine doing life any other way. The truth is, I actually believe I’m a better disciple of Christ, a better man, a better husband and father because I have other people around me routinely spurring me on to love and good deeds. Would you say the same? Would you say your walk with Christ is more intimate because of the people you routinely do life with?
May 29, 2019
BLOG POST: What sets you free often sets someone else free. Have you ever confessed something to someone only to have them confess that they, too, share the same struggle? The keys to your freedom will often be the keys to someone else’s freedom.
May 9, 2019
BLOG POST: In conflict, are you able to say “I was wrong” as well as “I am sorry” when you are at fault? If not, why not?
April 16, 2019
BLOG POST: Before speaking, ask yourself the following: Is what I'm about to say True? Helpful? Inspiring? Necessary? and Kind?
March 28, 2019
DATE IDEAS: Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, the air is fresh - Spring is here! As we enter into a new season, take this opportunity to invest in your marriage by planning a few fun dates!
March 12, 2019
PODCAST: God cares deeply about the institution of marriage. He ordained it. It was his idea. He loves marriage...but also at the same time God loves the individuals in the marriage. The individual suffering and hardship that can so oftentimes accompany relational conflict... God loves those individual people just as much as he loves the institution of marriage. So what does God's word say about divorce?
February 28, 2019
BLOG POST: Conflict is inevitable. In your relationships, it’s not a matter of if it will happen. It’s a matter of when it will happen. We don’t say that to be fatalistic. We say that because we are realistic. In life, marriage, and relationships – conflict is inevitable....
February 14, 2019
BLOG POST: Honor is about two things: to esteem and to fulfill. To esteem our spouse is to regard them as super valuable, none above them, to appreciate them as a prize or a treasure. To fulfill simply means to carry out as pledged. Honor seems to come naturally during our dating relationship. Something happens after we cross the portals of married life...
January 8, 2019
BLOG POST: Your life, in its present state, is designed to give you the results you’re presently getting. If you don’t like the outcomes you’re getting, then the system must be changed. Again, your system is perfectly designed to give you the results you’re getting.
December 19, 2018
DATE IDEAS: Winter has officially begun and we are just days away from Christmas! New Years will quickly follow and Valentine’s Day is just right around the corner. The winter season provides great opportunities for some fun and festive date nights!
October 30, 2018
BLOG POST: In marriage, we are provided with ample opportunities to humble ourselves before our spouse. Let us walk in this way of Christ as we seek to honor Him and be transformed into His likeness.
September 26, 2018
DATE IDEAS: FALL is officially here! What a perfect time to pull away from the demands of a full schedule in order to spend time with your spouse. Check out our list of Fall Date Ideas!
September 20, 2018
BLOG POST: There is a problem for some with sex. For many married couples, the problem is not a physical problem. It’s not even a problem with technique. It is often a mental problem. You see, the most important sex organ is the brain.
August 27, 2018
BLOG POST: Understand this. Peace has to be pursued. It rarely comes easy. It has to be fought for. At times peace will elude you.
August 20, 2018
BLOG POST: We want to help by allowing our readers a chance to submit an anonymous question regarding marriage for our marriage counselors to answer! In the coming days, we will be posting answers to your questions on our blog page. Stay tuned!
August 17, 2018
BLOG POST: The vast majority of problems people face today are the result of unresolved personal and spiritual conflicts from yesterday. Make peace with your past. It’s the only way to have a preferable future.
July 31, 2018
BLOG POST: Is there someone you’ve lost the ability to be kind to? Is your heart hardened towards someone? Is there someone you need to forgive? Have you had a fall-out with a friend or coworker?
July 17, 2018
BLOG POST: Paul writes, “Let love be without hypocrisy.” In other words, “Love should not be two faced.” One of the greatest tensions created in relationships, especially in marriage, is when there is duplicity.
July 5, 2018
DATE IDEAS: Summer is HERE and we have a great list of date ideas for you and your spouse! Take this opportunity to have fun together and invest in your marriage! You won't regret it.
June 17, 2018
BLOG POST: You and I must be careful of our decisions and choices. Our decisions and choices shape us. They reveal us. They show what we value and believe. Our decisions and choices today can forever alter our life tomorrow.
May 28, 2018
BLOG POST: If you and I are ever to grow in our relations with others as God intends, it’s crucial that we choose our friends wisely. They will determine our future – for good or for bad. Show me your friends today, and I’ll show you your future two years from now.
May 9, 2018
BLOG POST: God is not withholding good from us by asking us to wait until marriage to have sex, He is holding something infinitely better for us if we will.
May 2, 2018
BLOG POST: The Lord is for me. He’s not against me. He doesn’t have it in for me. He’s not a cosmic killjoy. God knows what’s best for me. And, He wants what’s best for me.
April 26, 2018
BLOG POST: If you’re in a relationship and you’re looking for good in your mate, I can promise you, you will generally find good. Likewise, if you’re looking for something wrong in your mate, you can rest assured you will probably find that as well. The key to lasting, loving relationships is to seek the good in one another.
April 17, 2018
BLOG POST: You’ve heard it said, “You are what you eat.” There’s also another reality. You are what you think. Think about it. What have you been thinking lately? How have those thoughts affected you?
March 28, 2018
BLOG POST: Outside of our salvation, our wives are one of the most precious gifts the Lord gives us. Have we been taking this gift for granted? Do we marvel at the "good thing" the Lord has granted us? How can we better love and lead our wives spiritually?
March 14, 2018
BLOG POST: Fruitfulness in life most often comes out of our greatest affliction and misery. God uses the pruning that comes from these afflictions to bring forth growth and fruitful work in our life.
March 2, 2018
DATE IDEAS: Excited about the beautiful spring weather ahead? Us too! Here are a few date ideas for you and your spouse to enjoy as we enter into the spring season.
February 21, 2018
BLOG POST: You and I are works in progress. God is not finished with us yet. But, God will finish what He started. Our lives in Christ are designed by God to be in a steady growth pattern towards maturity and perfection. But, growth in Christ is measured by progress and not perfection.
February 9, 2018
BLOG POST: Marriage is a series of choices. These choices are linked together over time to create our marital destiny. Therefore, to get the marriage you want - the BEST marriage - you must do the next right thing.
December 31, 2017
VIDEO: We are so excited to have Scott & Dawn Smith as our featured speakers this year at the Forever Marriage Conference!