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 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…

October 3, 2016 rhcrowe

Kids are a wonderful gift from God! But let’s face it; many times the busyness of taking care of the kids leave you with little or no room for yourself or your spouse. After drop off/pick up, extra curricular activities, homework and every other thing pertaining to kids; who has time to read a book, write a blog or even think? Well, we have to find the balance between taking care of the kids and our spouse. Many times (not always) one spouse ends up being the parent that does “running around” for the kids which leads to one tired…

September 26, 2016 rhcrowe

  “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and heal their land” 2 Chronicles 7:14. Prayer is a very powerful tool, but how many of us use it effectively? Do you send up a quick prayer right before a meeting or right before a doctor’s appointment? Do you pray when things aren’t going the way you would like or when you are in trouble? The thing about prayer is that it is life…

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;…