October 18, 2016 rhcrowe

  When we think of the term invest, we usually think of all things financial; investing in a company/business, investing in a new home or a new car. When you invest in something, you expect a return from it. You invest in things you feel will grow and be prosperous; when a family member or friend come to you with a business idea you feel will bring in a residual return, you make the necessary investment. So, how often do you look at your spouse and your marriage as an investment? When you take the time to invest in your…

September 19, 2016 rhcrowe

Unity: “the state of being united or joined as a whole; the number one”. When a man and woman are joined together in marriage (vows/commitment), they become one. The bible says in Genesis 2:24 “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” One flesh…so what does that mean? Does that mean we have to think alike, dress alike, do everything alike? No. It means that you come together as one when making decisions in life. The way you discipline your children; how you handle your finances;…

September 6, 2016 rhcrowe

  Quality time is defined as, “time spent in giving another person one’s undivided attention in order to strengthen a relationship”. In order for any relationship to develop and grow, time must be invested by all parties. When you invest your time in your relationship, you are letting the other person know you are interested in what is going on with them, which then strengthens your relationship with them. Quality time is very important in a marriage because people are always growing and changing in their relationship (hopefully for the better) and when you spend time with your spouse you…

August 22, 2016 rhcrowe 1Comment

  “R-E-S-P-E-C-T find out what it means to me R-E-S-P-E-C-T take care, TCB.” These famous lyrics, sung by Aretha Franklin, have been many people’s anthem for decades. Webster defines respect: “a feeling of admiring someone or something that is good, valuable, important etc.; a feeling or understanding that someone or something is important, serious and should be treated in an appropriate way.” Respect means different things for different people. When it comes to any relationship, we all want respect. We want to be admired by others for our accomplishments on our job; we want our spouse to value us and…

August 8, 2016 rhcrowe

  “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.”   James 1:19 It always amazes me how kids, who don’t know each other, can come together and immediately start communicating/playing with one another. Just a simple look in another kid’s direction and they are playing like they’ve known each other for years. So why, as adults, is it hard to communicate with our spouse, especially when it comes to conflict? We expect our spouse to know what we are thinking or what we feel without communicating to them our wants and…