Thursday, January 17, 2008

Bernie's 10 Commandments for a Meaningful Marriage

1. Thou shalt prioritize thy life. (Think of yourselves as the "royal three." God first, spouse second, next comes children, then career.
2. Thou shalt remember all birthdays and anniversaries. (Thoughtfulness is next to Godliness)
3. Thou shalt never say "this is my money." (A spin off to that is make no major purchases or contributions without consulting the other.)
4. Thou shalt not trash your in-laws in public. (When you marry accept his/her family, warts and all - remember some of your relatives aren't so hot either.)
5. Thou shalt be the first to say "I'm sorry." (The old line from a 70's movie "Love is never having to say I'm sorry" is a big lie.)
6. Thou shalt keep a sense of humor. (Remember, if you can't laugh at yourself, others will.)
7. Thou shalt not make plans without consulting the other. (See commandment 2 concerning thoughtfulness.)
8. Thou shalt pray together every day. (This is the great equalizer.)
9. Thou shalt present a united front. (This is especially important when disciplining children.)
10. Thou shalt create a home that everyone want to return to.

Monday, January 14, 2008

a plug for my husband

If you were at Otter yesterday morning you heard my husband, Jeff, and Kyle Rigsby get up and introduce the newest ministry for men...The Brotherhood is going to be an incredible thing for those that seek it out. I would encourage you to encourage your husbands to give it a chance. They don't want to fill up a calender...they want to fill up lives. Men need other men just like we need other women.

One thing that has already been in place for several months is the weekly Samson meeting on Thursday evenings. I know your first reaction is 'not another night for him to be away', but it is worth the extra effort on your part to let him go. The men that have been going can attest to their lives being changed...Jeff is a better man now than he was a year ago. I always reserve the right to ask him to come home, but I try to save it for those extra bad evenings. I also try to plan our day around an early bed time that evening to give myself a break:)
If you have any questions feel free to contact me or Jeff.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Need a laughter break?

My sister shared the following funny clips with me when she was here for Christmas. If you need a little laughter break take a look. I invite any of you to share things here anytime!!! Looking forward to all of our upcoming classes!
Happy New Year. Click below.

Can anyone relate to this one? I hope not. :)
Too cute.

Church fun.


Funny and a little painful.