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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Happy New Year – A Blessed 2008

I would like to wish you and your family a happy new year.

I pray that you, your spouse, and your family are extremely blessed this year. May you receive all the great things that God has planned for your marriage, your children, your finances, and your health.

2008 is going to be a great year!

Marriage Bible Verse of the Week – Emotion Led?

Letting our emotions lead us is a sure way to get out of the will of God.

We’re so used to doing or saying what we feel that we allow our emotions to control us without a second thought.

In the process of following where our “feelings” lead us, we begin veering away from God’s will. This then leads to many other negative consequences, including hurting those around us like our spouses, kids, friends, and coworkers.

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Manage those Emotions

Well, our softball team lost it’s first game tonight. 2 wins and 1 loss.

It was a close one. For the win, all we had to do was hold the opposition to no more than 2 runs at the bottom of the last inning. But the other team got the best of us with some really good hits.

So why am I talking about softball?

Because sports, like marriage, seems to be one of those areas where we let frustration get the better of us. Instead of us controlling our emotions, we let our emotions control us. And usually no good can come of that.

What really got me thinking was what happened at the end of the game, right after the other team scored their winning run.

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Marriage Bible Verse of the Week – Seek

Want a great marriage?

Well, God wants you to have one too. But it’s not going to just happen by accident.

You’ve got to seek after it. And the only one that can show you the right path towards that end goal is God.

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Marriage Bible Verse of the Week – July 26, 2007

Last time we talked about how nothing was impossible with God and that there is hope for you to have a better marriage, no matter what kind of shape it’s presently in.

But if you’re anything like I was in the past, then you may now be thinking “Yeah, God can do anything, but will He help me and my marriage?”

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Marriage Bible Verse of the Week – July 17, 2007

Marriage is supposed to be a good thing, but that’s not always the case. Many times we think that it’s never going to be a good thing or can never get better. Maybe everyone else can have a great relationship, but not us.

Are you possibly thinking that because of your certain circumstances, a good marriage will be impossible to come by?

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Bible Verses for Marriage Encouragement – New Weekly Series

Today will be the start of a new ongoing weekly series – Marriage Bible Verse of the Week.

The posts in this series will include a brief marriage commentary around a Bible scripture and are meant to be fairly short…just a little something to think about for your marriage throughout the week.

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The Number One Problem in Marriage

What have you probably heard is the number one problem in marriage?

Often cited as the number one problem is the lack of communication.

I don’t believe that’s the case. It’s a problem, but not the main problem. The lack of communication is purely a symptom of a deeper problem.

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