Just a brief note to give thanks for my wife and the marriage we have been blessed with. Yesterday, Becky and I celebrated our 39th Anniversary. We went to a small Bistro for reminiscing about our marriage, family, ministry and dreaming of the future. We laughed and talked. I took pictures of her. It was…Read more Our 39th Anniversary!
"The chance you had in life is the life you've got. You can make complaints about what people, including you, make of their lives after they have got them, and about what other people make of other people's lives, even about your children being gone, but you mustn't wish for another life. You mustn't want…Read more Thanksgiving 2014
Two weeks ago I was running the hills of Georgia, visiting with our parents, and playing with my grandchildren in North Carolina. One day I ran a steep hilly course that challenges me. Although my time will never threaten anyone, Beth Gilday's inspires me with her faith and prayers to keep running. Springtime in the…Read more Joy and Disappointment in Two Weeks
Erwin Lutzer said in a sermon, “I once met a man who said, “In the forty years we've been married, my wife and I haven't had an argument.” “I said to him, “Well, my marriage has not been quite that boring, personally.” Thankfully, mine and Becky’s hasn’t been either! G. K. Chesterton said, “I have…Read more Yea God for our Incompatibilities – 2011 Marriage Retreat
We were sitting in a large circle in a log room by a stone fireplace this weekend at The Shack in White Cloud, Michigan with couples from Woodland Church. The conversation flowed with laughter, a few tears here and there, encouraging words, and authenticity. These couples are working at building great marriages. It's easy to…Read more 2011 Woodland Marriage Retreat part one
One of the many things in marriage that is joyful is good conversation and at other times the peace in presence without words. It makes sense of 1 Corinthians 13:1, If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don't love, I'm nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. Love makes our conversation…Read more Loving Conversation
This is a summary of a session Becky and I taught last weekend. Dennis Building a Partnership for Life - Faithfulness is much more than physical. Be faithful with your time, with your affection, your thoughts, unconditional love, and faithful in your prayers with your spouse and for your spouse. Becky Build a relationship list.…Read more Building a Partnership for Life
Becky and I enjoyed Woodland's first marriage retreat with some very fun couples over the weekend at The Shack. We had some very illuminating conversations, lots of laughter, new friendships formed, and two great nights of huge banana splits! I want you to know that I really stepped to the plate with the ice cream. …Read more Woodland’s Marriage Retreat