Our Favorite Books on Marriage

*This post contains affiliate links.  To compile a list of books on marriage to read throughout the year, I had no further to go than the staff of Mentoring Moments. Our writers are sharing their honest recommendations today to encourage and challenge you, as these books have influenced their own marriages. It is a wise habit to read at least one or two books yearly related to marriage, even together as a couple. If you would like to add a {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

A Cute Couple

Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father (Matthew 5:16 NLT). My husband and I sat in the high school auditorium waiting for our daughter’s senior class recital to start. We enjoyed attending our kids’ school events and were eager to hear Anita play her bassoon solo. When her turn came, I squeezed my husband’s hand and we smiled at each other. Anita’s performance showed her diligent practicing, and she {Read More}

About Lydia Harris

Lydia E. Harris is happily married to Milt, her sweetheart for 48 years. She has two married children, five grandkids, and is the author of a Bible study, "Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting" (AMG Publishers, 2010 release). She's also a tea enthusiast and writes the column "A Cup of Tea with Lydia."

Disagreeing Agreeably with Your Spouse

Here are some tips to having disagreeing agreeably with your spouse. 1.    Never have heated discussions when one or both of you is tired. 2.    Discuss difficult matters outside of your bedroom.  Your bedroom should be a place of safety, rest and romance not your battleground. 3.    When a difficult discussion needs to happen have it eye to eye and make sure you attack the problem and not the person. 4.    Realize there are going to be times when you {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

Fighting Discouragement in Marriage

I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. I will glory in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together. -Psalm 34:1-3 “Mommy, do you remember you put the cell phone on the roof of our car just before strapping me in my car seat?” is not the question you wish to hear from your preschooler in the backseat (particularly as {Read More}

About Cheryl Moeller

Cheryl Moeller has been married to her best friend Bob for 30 years. They are the parents of six children, one son-in-law, and three lively dogs. She uses her over-the-counter-top stand up comedy at women's groups and retreats, prays like it's her full-time job, writes a syndicated humor column, blogs about life with lots of kids at www.momlaughs.blogspot.com, and authors books such as Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage (purchase on their website) and Marriage Miracle (Harvest House 2010). Bob and Cheryl's passion is to connect two hearts for a lifetime. They have co-founded For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries www.bobandcherylmoeller.com.

Making Marriage Fun

A few years ago one of our children said, “ Mom you’re no fun!”  To which my husband said, “Well she used to be.  Wonder what changed?”  They were both right. My husband was leading our child to see that having children and being responsible can drain the fun right out of you.  I determined then that I would try to be more fun in my marriage again.  I thought of specific ways I could intentionally pursue my goal. Think about what I once did.  I {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

Two Good Forgivers

“And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors” (Matthew 6:12 KJV). I had memorized the Lord’s Prayer from the Bible as a child and recited it during church services. I even sang it as a solo. Although I knew it by heart, applying it was another matter. While my husband and I attended a marriage conference, he did something that upset me. I slipped into bed that night, built an invisible wall between us, and hugged my side {Read More}

About Lydia Harris

Lydia E. Harris is happily married to Milt, her sweetheart for 48 years. She has two married children, five grandkids, and is the author of a Bible study, "Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting" (AMG Publishers, 2010 release). She's also a tea enthusiast and writes the column "A Cup of Tea with Lydia."

Wedding Vows that Stand the Test of Time

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV). When my husband and I married in 1967, I repeated these vows: I, Lydia, take you Milt, to be my husband; to have and to hold from this day forward; for better or for worse; for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health; forsaking all others; to love and to cherish from {Read More}

About Lydia Harris

Lydia E. Harris is happily married to Milt, her sweetheart for 48 years. She has two married children, five grandkids, and is the author of a Bible study, "Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting" (AMG Publishers, 2010 release). She's also a tea enthusiast and writes the column "A Cup of Tea with Lydia."

Marriage @ Full Strength in Christ

“If every couple who seriously aim at marriage would go to the foot of the Cross for divine direction it would be given, thus obviating the confusions, the chaos, and the broken promises which seem to characterize so many of today’s short-term marriages. A man who has chosen to marry would do well to contemplate the fact that he marries a sinner. A woman, of course, does the same. There is nobody else to marry!” Elisabeth Elliot, Marriage: A Revolution {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Forgiving and Forgetting, Not Rehashing

We’ve all been to weddings where someone reads the “Love Verse” aloud. First Corinthians 13 is perfect for such an event. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” Cue screeching tire sounds. Love keeps no record of wrongs? Are you sure? Even if in our current argument, we don’t {Read More}

About Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been a speaker and writer for over 25 years. She and her husband of over 30 years, Jerry, enjoy life in Orange Park, FL. To learn more, visit www.kellystigliano.com.

8 Faithful Ways to Love Your Husband {and Children}

One of the most loving things we can do is to pray daily for our spouse. Being faithful in prayer for our husband will set an example before our children too. 1. Pray Jesus will bless your spouse today in some unexpected way. 2. Pray Jesus will allow you to be a source of joy to your spouse today. 3. Pray Jesus will soften (or keep soft) his heart towards you and others. 4. Pray Jesus will heal the hurts {Read More}

About Cheryl Moeller

Cheryl Moeller has been married to her best friend Bob for 30 years. They are the parents of six children, one son-in-law, and three lively dogs. She uses her over-the-counter-top stand up comedy at women's groups and retreats, prays like it's her full-time job, writes a syndicated humor column, blogs about life with lots of kids at www.momlaughs.blogspot.com, and authors books such as Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage (purchase on their website) and Marriage Miracle (Harvest House 2010). Bob and Cheryl's passion is to connect two hearts for a lifetime. They have co-founded For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries www.bobandcherylmoeller.com.