• Have You Phubbed Your Spouse Lately?

    It was the perfect place for a romantic dinner date. My husband and I sat holding hands across the small table, while he told me about his day. It was good to take a long pause from the noise and activity of a hectic week and just reconnect. When we started eating, something strange caught my attention. Across the dining room, tables were filled with couples, but the room was quiet. There was no hand holding happening. No flirtatious exchanges or deep conversations. At table after table, each couple was intently engaged—but not with their dinner date, no, they were totally engrossed with their phone! I couldn’t believe it, as I counted,…

  • 11 Wedding Vows to Cling to

    “It took him thirty days to break up my twenty-three year marriage.” The pain was evident as this weary man poured out his story to my husband and me. We’ve heard it before. We’ll hear it again. Another marriage bites the dust. The names and faces change, but the heart issues are always the same. “She met him on Facebook. I hate that thing. She’s taken my daughter to live with him. My daughter is living in the same house with some man I don’t even know! He wrecked my marriage and now he has my wife and daughter!” How does a twenty-three marriage end this way? It doesn’t happen overnight, there…

  • Social Media for the Glory of God!

    With so many media options for connecting with others, it’s helpful to put some thought into how we choose to spend our “media minutes.” For a few years I resisted joining Facebook. I was tempted to keep up with friends and family that way, but feared it would become another “time grabber” in my life—and I already have plenty of those! First I joined Twitter as a way to keep up with friends, but I’ve also enjoyed soaking up wisdom and encouragement through “tweets” from godly men and women. I also use it to occasionally post a thought I glean from my personal devotional time or a link to a blog post…