Truth that Makes a Difference

Finding meaning in life, marriage, and faith

2 Samuel 1 – Are We Talking About the Same Person?

September 15, 2020

I’ve been to funerals where they were eulogizing the “dearly departed” and thought to myself, “Are we talking about the same person?!” Now I know it would be in poor … Read more

If There’s Been Infidelity…

September 10, 2020

Few things are more devastating or destructive to a marriage than infidelity. It’s worse than the death of a spouse, because when a spouse dies, it’s not intentional, it’s not … Read more

1 Samuel 31 – A Long Slow Death

September 8, 2020

Have you ever watched a movie that ended abruptly, without a resolution? You’re waiting for things to turn around, but it never happens. It just ends with a heavy “thud.” … Read more

If Things Are Getting Heated…

September 3, 2020

Perhaps you’ve been there. You and your spouse are “discussing” something when suddenly you realize things are getting heated and going south. If it goes much further, you’ll hit a … Read more

1 Samuel 29-30 – How Well Do You Get Along With Others?

September 1, 2020

You can’t please everyone. No matter how hard you try, someone is not going to like something you’ve said or done. But David was a man who seemed to be … Read more

The Three Fields: A Marriage Parable

August 27, 2020

The following parable is suited to many situations in life, but it’s particularly suited to marriage. Once there were three farmers. They each had a field that was not doing … Read more

1 Samuel 28 – Are You Driven by Fear?

August 25, 2020

We all have things we fear, but some people are especially driven by fear. Their life is a desperate attempt to avoid things like… The loss of a loved one. … Read more

If You Can’t Get Over How They’ve Hurt You… (Part 2)

August 20, 2020

What do you do if you’re having trouble getting over the way your spouse has hurt you? I posed this question in the last post, but I didn’t answer it. … Read more

1 Samuel 26-27 – Balancing Kindness and Courage

August 18, 2020

Many people view followers of God as weak, passive, and vulnerable. They have trouble associating a Christian with the aggressive and calculating demeanor of a war-time general or a corporate … Read more

If You Can’t Get Over How They’ve Hurt You… (Part 1)

August 13, 2020

We all dream of a marriage where there’s lots of fun, good connection, deep understanding, frequent sex, abundant money, perfect kids, beautiful rainbows, and dancing unicorns. But marriage can be … Read more