Jeff and Martha’s Blog

Tim Keller writes, “To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is like being loved by God.” I’ve thought about this quote a lot. God......

I officiated a wedding last weekend.  I have served as the officiant for more than 100 weddings.   All the typical occurrences for this “big day” were present.  People were late. There was confusion within the wedding party. The bride was nervous.  The groom was sweating. ......

Guys, did you marry Wonder Woman?   This past week Warner Bros. Pictures released its superhero film Wonder Woman. I’ll leave you to your own research regarding Diana Prince’s background, AKA Wonder Woman. The summary of the film’s character includes this line; “Diana leaves her......

“Marriages go through different developmental stages. Does marriage have its equivalent to the ‘Terrible Two’s’ or the stormy teenage years? In fact, it does. But because people are unfamiliar with the emotional terrain, the normal hills and valleys of marriage, these predictable transitional periods are......

Matt Rogers tells this story: It was time to eat, or so I thought. I came home at 5:30pm, ready for dinner with my new bride. She had agreed to make dinner, yet when I came home she was not scurrying around the kitchen putting......

Has the darkness of your circumstances made you forget the Hope you have in Jesus? Maybe your marriage isn’t what you had expected, maybe your job or finances disappoint you, or maybe you just don’t know where to look for hope. The promise of what......

If I weren’t married, my top ten movie list would just include movies like Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, but sometimes, I watch a genre of movies just because the man who holds my heart likes them.  Not all the movies on his......

After just one year of marriage, Jeff and I had 3 kids in 31 months.  Let that sink in…three kids in 31 months.  We were facing all the issues that go with 3 children under 3 years of age, and my first time as a......

1. Hold hands more often. 2. Say, “I love you” more often. 3. Eat dinner by candlelight more often. 4. Pray blessings over your spouse more often. 5. Take an evening walk together more often. 6. Say, “I’m sorry” more often. 7. Give a gift......