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…

August 15, 2016 rhcrowe

  “Love, a word that comes and goes; but few people really know what it means to really love somebody.” These lyrics from Kirk Franklin’s song Love always come to mind when I think about love. Love is a word that people tend to throw around loosely; I love football, I love food (which I really do), I love you. The second party of that line of lyrics says, “few people really know what it means to love”, I think that is so true. God shows us the perfect example of love, Jesus. When we look at His example of…

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…

March 25, 2016 rhcrowe

  The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Some may ask ‘why did God create marriage/what is the purpose of marriage’. In Genesis 2:18, God says it is not good for man to be alone, so He created Adam a mate. God’s ideal for marriage was that both man and woman to enter marriage pure and untouched. He wanted the two to come together naked in every way and then consummate the union. If this act of purity would have been followed through by many,…