July 18, 2017 rhcrowe

When going through a storm, many emotions develop; some not so easy to overcome. Many people will say, “Your storm is here to make you stronger”; I’m not so sure I’ve felt strong when my storm initially rolled in but I can say, I always seem to come out of the storm feeling stronger. Honestly, I’m the first to say to God, ‘why am I going through this; what did I do to deserve this storm”; but then I realize, there’s always a lesson in a storm. The lesson, God wants to receive the glory in all that you do….

June 12, 2017 rhcrowe 1Comment

Let’s face it, there are times when you pray and you don’t see any sign from God. You wonder, God do you hear me? I mean, Your word says ask and we shall receive; but God I don’t see any manifestation of what I asked of You? God, where are You? Do you ever ask God these questions or is it just me? I have learned God doesn’t always answer my prayers the way I would like Him to but He does answer every prayer. I pray and want God to do ABC; but He does what He wants, when…

May 19, 2017 rhcrowe

Honest: to be free of deceit and untruthfulness; sincere. Can you honestly say you are honest with your spouse? Are you a spouse who only tells your spouse what you think they need to hear or know? Sit and think for a moment about how honest you are with your spouse. This can make or break your marriage.   When I think of being honest, I think of being completely real about the situation; no “sugar coating” it, but just letting the realness come forth. A lot of times, we want to spare people’s feelings and tell them part of…

April 13, 2017 rhcrowe 1Comment

  Distraction: a thing that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else. We all have had moments where we are trying to focus on one thing and something or someone else takes our attention away. It can be aggravating when we are trying to focus but keep getting distracted by something else. There are many things that cause you to lose focus on what should have your attention, like your phone, friends, family, hobbies, memberships into organizations, kid’s activities, etc. We must recognize when something or someone is a distraction; not everything is bad but it can distract…

March 22, 2017 rhcrowe

We often hear people say, whatever you speak you will see. The Bible tells us “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Proverbs 18:21). So, if you speak negatively (death) then you will only see the negative; if you speak positively (life) you will see the positive. When it comes to your marriage and your spouse, are you speaking life or are you speaking death? I view it this way, if you focus in on the negative in any situation, then that is what you will speak; but if you focus in on the positive, then that…

February 26, 2017 rhcrowe 1Comment

We all know the line in marriage vows, “till death do us part”; but let’s face it, marriages aren’t lasting until death. One or both spouses are wanting out and it’s getting easier to do. When problems arise, one spouse, if not both, tend to want to run from the marriage instead of working through the issues.  I’m not making light of anyone’s situation, but there’s nothing you can’t work through if both parties or even one of you are willing to work on the situation. So, what should you do if your spouse wants out of the marriage but…

January 4, 2017 rhcrowe

I recently had the honor to appear as a guest on a relationship expert’s podcast speaking on interfaith marriage. After thinking on this topic and appearing on his podcast, I decided to blog about faith in marriage. Faith is complete trust or confidence in someone or something. I choose to put my trust and confidence in God; some choose other religions or spiritual beings. No matter who or what you choose to put your trust in, your faith is what carries you through the good and the bad in life. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the…

November 28, 2016 rhcrowe 1Comment

This time of the year often makes us reflect on our lives and makes us realize how blessed we truly are. There are small things as well as some big things we often overlook and never give our gratitude for. It’s always easy to focus on what we don’t have instead of appreciating what we have. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 tells us to “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”.  Often in our lives it’s hard to rejoice let alone give thanks when circumstances arise that are not favorable….

November 9, 2016 rhcrowe

My church just finished a series titled “Helping the Next Gen Win”. They talked about different areas in life where the next generation may need positive reinforcement to be successful: finances, standard of living, mentorship and a few more. After this series, I started thinking about what are we doing to help the next generation win in marriage. Marriage isn’t always portrayed in a positive light and let’s face it, marriages are ending faster than they begin. God created marriage and He is for your marriage. Here are a few ways I think we can help the next generation have…

October 25, 2016 rhcrowe

As we all know, there are many reasons spouses withdraw from each other. Sometimes the withdrawal period will be a short time; other times it could be a lot longer. None of us like the feeling of a withdrawn spouse and must realize at times it has nothing to do with us but them. The key is to find out why your spouse has withdrawn from you and try to work on it. Below I have listed the top 10 reasons I think women withdraw from their marriage/spouse. 1. Lack of Appreciation/Respect: When a woman feels unappreciated for all she…