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If we were to view marriage as a house or something to be built, then it stands to reason that, at times, repairs will have to be made…which require the use of tools. In this article, I want to present to you one tool in the marriage building toolbox that I believe is extremely important but seldom is used. In 2015, I did a book launch for my first book “Got Fruit.” That launch was...

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For her…a tall caramel Frappuccino with soy milk; for myself, a venti caramel macchiato. These were the Starbucks orders of my then-girlfriend (who is now my wife) and I. I thought I knew exactly what she would order there. Fast forward a few years…her order now involves almond milk, caramel drizzles, and some other quirky thingswhile mine has changed to Grande cold-brew based drinks. I joke with her as I tell her that I feel...

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You’re married! Welcome to the other side of “I do”…the unchartered land that lies beyond the wedding day. The place where strengths are magnified and weaknesses are minimized…the place where dreams are realized and victories are inevitable. But WAIT!!! This is not at all what was expected — this land is FOREIGN — somehow the journey detoured on the other side of “I do.” So when did things change…what is my role… What exactly am...

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In the beginning stages of a relationship, we need to keep an eye out for “red flags.” We may dismiss them altogether, but they help to warn or caution us. Red flags also help us identify situations that have the potential to harm us, emotionally, mentally or physically.   However, It’s not always easy when we begin to notice these red flags appearing in our relationships … It’s much easier to rationalize them away. So...

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Being a newlywed is an awesome feeling! It’s fresh, new, exciting and overflowing with love. There is an expectation of hope, optimism of change for the better, and the joy of children … … who were at the wedding cheering you on! Newlywed dreams take a completely different turn when you or your spouse have children from previous relationships or have shared children all before that beautiful trip down the aisle. In today’s society, it...

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I found out why I’m still single … Apparently, you have to go outside and let people see you. I read that line on a popular meme, and it spoke to the struggle of single introverts everywhere, including myself. I affectionately refer to myself as a social introvert. I do enjoy interacting with others. Over time I have developed the skills to do this well (so well that I have a hard time convincing people that...

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There is a word that brings fear into the hearts of many women … Some women even go so far as to avoid relationships and marriage because of it. The word is submission. You may have wanted to skip reading on this topic because it’s so controversial. Let’s see how submission should be defined in marriage. According to dictionary.com, the word submit is “to accept or yield to a superior force or to the authority...

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Hear us out; though we aren’t all marriage or relational experts, we do know quite a bit about them. Our team started out as “Married & Young,” if that’s any indication! Our marriages have their fair share of bliss and hardships, mountaintops and valleys, just like any other.  However, we can say with experience, better marriages —  the marriages you look at and say “wow, they really love each other” — do not happen by chance....

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It’s over. Two words you never want to hear or say to the person you love most. Let’s face it: Relationships are hard work, and sometimes, despite our best efforts, they just don’t work out. Cue the nights filled with tear-soaked pillowcases, sleepless nights, swollen eyes, and huge waves of emotion that feel like they are going to swallow you whole. We’ve been there (trust us!). Your “well spring of life” has sprung a leak and...

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When thinking of the process of becoming one, there are few strong voices that share the tough realities of merging two lives. Along the journey of becoming one, marriage is only our starting point … not the finish line. You and your spouse will not all of sudden begin to agree on everything, complete each other’s sentences, or color coordinate outfits the second you say “I do.” The plain truth is … the process of...