#MMConf15 Re-Cap & Giveaway

Brad and Kate say . . .

If you gain nothing else from our time at the Marriage Ministry Conference 2015, get this . . .

It’s all about pointing them to Jesus!

Yes, marriage ministry means getting into the nitty-gritty of life and marriage and sometimes we get bogged down with tips and techniques to help.

Yet, help and hope are in three things-God’s word-God’s people-God’s Spirit.-The church better be, should be, MUST

Our marriage changed only because we were open to the refinement Jesus wanted to do in us.

Top 10 Quotes of #MMconf15

Brad and Kate say… We have had a great time at day 2 of the Marriage Ministry Conference. We have heard from some amazing leaders who are passionate about preaching and teaching marriage in the local church. There has been so much good stuff that we decided to just give you the top 10 nuggets…

Marriage Matters

Brad says… Marriage matters. It is obvious in everything we write on One Flesh Marriage that Kate and I believe that. However many churches across the country struggle to say the same thing. Yes, they may say the words “marriage matters”, but do they mean it? Can you tell from their programming that marriage matters…

5 reasons we can’t handle marriage anymore – A Rebuttal

Brad says… Marriage is hard. Anyone who tells you different is selling something. However it isn’t impossible and it isn’t something that is so archaic that we should dismiss it. A friend sent me the article “5 Reasons we can’t handle marriage anymore” by Anthony D’Ambrosio. It had a mix of truth and misconceptions yet reading it…

The Most Misused Bible Verse

Brad says… You might be walking through some hard times right now. Your marriage might be struggling or maybe you are feeling lost in your work, family, or health. If you start to share your frustrations with those around you I guarantee that someone will tell you “God doesn’t give you more than you can handle,” which…

3 Things the Cross Teaches Us About Marriage

The Cross and the Empty Tomb . . . so much love, so much sacrifice through obedience. To sit and express all that it means here, would take me more words than my heart or mind comprehend. It is beyond me and yet it is always within my grasp. Accepting that complete understanding is for…

Shattered Trust

Kate says . . . It hurts! Bad. It shatters all that we once knew. Broken, shattered trust. Tears flow, body aches and the soul weeps. I remember the day in our marriage very clearly when in one evening my eyes were opened and trust was shattered. Where it once encompassed all of me and our…

Husband Life Hacks

Brad says… Life hacks, those amazing quick tricks or handy ideas to make your life easier. Today’s post is part life hack, part public service announcement for husbands. These are some things that you should do, some things you should never do, and a few just good ideas. Husband Life Hack #1- Learn to Cook Every guys…

4 Lies About Sex the Church Struggles to Talk About

Kate says . . . Sex-a marvelous mystery. A physical act that is spiritual. Something God designed for good, but for many couples it eludes their grasp. We were one of those couples. Though we had crossed many boundaries we probably shouldn’t have, we saved sex for marriage. We were so excited to finally share…

Becoming a Wife Unveiled

Kate says . . . It doesn’t take much for me to be transported back to that young bride of 22 who has only been married for about a year. A young wife who deeply wanted to have the marriage she had hoped and yet was struggling. Sex being the biggest part of that struggle….