Come Visit Our New Home at MyLifeVictory.com

It’s a new beginning.  And with that new beginning, it’s time for a change of address.  We’ve now moved to MyLifeVictory.com.

This site has been solely focused around the topic of Christian marriage, but it’s time to expand to other areas of life as well…family, kids, work, business, money, health, and, of course, marriage.

God wants to get involved in every area of our lives.  He wants us to be successful, so His goodness can shine through to others. At MyLifeVictory.com we’ll learn what God says in His Word about these areas of our lives.

Our goal will be to encourage you, to let you know that God is good, and that He has great things in store for your life…if you let Him.

So head on over to MyLifeVictory.com to find out more about how to achieve the lifetime success and victory that God has planned for your life! And while you’re there, subscribe via RSS or email to the free MyLifeVictory News Update.

Are Arrows Flying in Your Marriage?

Who sharpen their tongue like a sword, And bend their bows to shoot their arrows—bitter words.
Psalm 64:3 (NKJV)

Picture this. Carrying a bow and some arrows, you walk into a room full of people. You then start shooting arrows all over the room. Some of those arrows hit the wall. Some hit the furniture. But some hit the other people. You look over to see one of those arrows sticking out of the chest of your spouse. You cry out that you didn’t mean to. You were just shooting around and weren’t planning on hitting anyone. But you did. And now they’re badly hurt. That arrow is out there and you can’t bring it back.

Your words can be like those arrows in that they can be devastating. People are hurt by words that are thoughtlessly spoken as much as words that are said with the intent to harm. And like those arrows, you can’t take them back. They’re already out there. Those wounds can take a long time to heal. Many people are still hurting from words that were said years earlier.

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Book Drawing Winners for “It’s All About Him”

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing for a free copy of Denise Jackson’s book “It’s All About Him”.

The drawing has been held and the nine winners have been notified by email.  The books will be sent out via USPS in the next week.

Congratulations to all the winners and let us know how you like the book!

Book Drawing: Free Copy of “It’s All About Him”

We were recently sent a number of copies of “It’s All About Him: Finding the Love of my Life”, the book by Denise Jackson, the wife of country music superstar Alan Jackson.

My wife recently wrote a review of the book and now we have 9 copies to give away via a drawing.

If you live in the continental U.S. and you’d like a free hardcover copy of this book, do the following:

  1. Go to the contact page and send us a message that you’d like to be in the drawing
  2. Include your name, address, and email address

That’s all there is to it.  We’ll hold a drawing on September 1st and notify the winners via email.

*Update: This drawing has expired. The drawing took place on September 1st, 2008 and the winners have been notified.

Book Review: “It’s All About Him”

In this guest post, my wife Lori reviews Denise Jackson’s book “It’s All About Him”.

Denise Jackson, wife of country music superstar Alan Jackson, seemed to have it all.  Married to her high-school sweetheart, she had three beautiful daughters and most anything money could buy.  Her world included mansions, jewelry, luxury cars, and expensive clothing.

But despite the appearance of a perfect life, all was not well.  Denise’s marriage to Alan was crumbling, and she felt lost and alone.  Having spent her entire adult life focused and dependent on her husband, what was she to do once he decided to leave?

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Wedding Day Promises

Today we went to a wedding for a couple from our church. It’s been a long time since we’ve been to a wedding and it was the first wedding that our kids have been to. Having recently celebrated our 15th anniversary, most of our friends have long since been married.

The wedding we went to today was very nice. Everyone could tell how much the bride and groom truly adored each other. And the ceremony itself was very deliberately focused on God being a part of the union and that with Him at the lead, the marriage would be strong.

While sitting in the church, watching the couple exchange vows, a few things came to mind.

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Your Marriage Can Be Resurrected

It’s Easter…when we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

But before He was resurrected on Sunday, Jesus had to go through Friday of pain and suffering and Saturday of death.

Many husbands and wives are sitting in the middle of their Friday or Saturday when it comes to marriage. There is a lot of pain and suffering or the relationship seems dead.

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The Dream Marriage 3: Keeping It

Previously, we’ve talked about renewing your desire to have a great marriage and how to work at doing what God’s asked you to do to move closer to that dream marriage.

Now it’s time to realize that having the dream marriage is not a destination, but a journey. There is never going to come a day where you wake up and say “wow, I’ve arrived at a great marriage, I’m done.”

You’re not done. The great marriage relationship is a journey. It’s a process that needs maintenance to keep from slipping back down into mediocrity.

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The Dream Marriage 2: Getting It

Last time we talked about the first step towards a dream marriage, which was to believe it’s possible and to rekindle your desire for it.

Now it’s time to take another step towards achieving that great marriage.

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The Dream Marriage: Desiring It

Admit it…you want a great marriage.

No wife grew up thinking “I can’t wait to get into a miserable marriage.” And no husband got married thinking “I’m looking forward to this marriage becoming a huge weight around my neck.”

But all too often, that’s what the marriage relationship turns into.

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