3 KEYS TO INTIMACY: PART THREE

Last week I shared a few key things that have helped Megan and I deepen intimacy in our marriage. The truth is…it’s hard and building intimacy takes a lot of work! Fully knowing each other and fully loving each other at the same time is a huge commitment. For us, this type of intimacy is a little bit easier when we practice: 1) Daily forgiveness (3 KEYS TO INTIMACY: PART ONE) 2) Personal sacrifice (3 KEYS TO INTIMACY: PART TWO) Thankfully we have an example of what that looks like for our marriages. Jesus knows our every flaw but it […]

3 KEYS TO INTIMACY: PART TWO

Marriage is hard and building intimacy with your spouse takes a lot of work. Fully knowing each other and fully loving each other at the same time…that’s a commitment. But thankfully we have an example of what that looks like for our marriages. Jesus knows our every flaw but it does not limit or pause His love for us. Rather, He loves us in the midst of those flaws and gives us the grace to grow. But how do you actually develop this kind of intimacy in your marriage? In my last post, I shared that the first key of […]

3 KEYS TO INTIMACY: PART ONE

If you’ve been married for five days or fifty years, you know that marriage takes hard work. And developing intimacy with your spouse is one of the most difficult tasks you will tackle together. This is one of my favorite quotes from Tim Keller’s book, The Meaning of Marriage. It clarifies how difficult intimacy can be. To fully know our spouse and fully love them at the same time is committing to love like only God can love. That is no easy task! But Jesus models this for us in His relationship with His bride, the Church. He fully knows us…every […]

MY FAVORITE WAY TO MEMORIZE SCRIPTURE WITH THE KIDS

The things we can store in our memory always amazes me. I usually can’t remember what I had for breakfast but I can still sing the entire opening song to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And I couldn’t tell you one of my friends’ phone numbers today, but years (and years) ago before we had fancy phones, I had every person’s number stuck in that brain of mine. One things for sure, we memorize what’s important and useful to us. Memorizing scripture was one of those things I knew I should do, but I never made a habit of it. […]

TEACHING OUR KIDS TO LOVE OTHERS THIS MONTH

Love is in the air…or maybe just in the Target dollar bins. Seriously, it’s exploding hearts everywhere! Valentine’s Day is coming up and for some of us it’s a time for a special date night, some extra goodies for the kids and more pink all around. Honestly, this holiday has never been a big deal for our family. We skip the date night, we let the school parties provide the candy for the kids and we shout out an extra “I love you” on Valentine’s Day. And maybe we eat some conversation hearts too. Other than that, we don’t do […]

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