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Did I Marry the Wrong Person?

I keep wrestling with the thought I married the wrong person. How can I know for sure the person I married was God’s will for me?

It’s not uncommon when couples are struggling with their marriage to wonder if you made the right choice when you got married. Doubts such as these are normal and natural and are usually temporary in nature and pass on.

Learn how to combat doubt at Mentoring Moments.

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7 Strategies to Avoid an Affair

by Cheryl Moeller

It is vital that you win and not lose this battle. The future of your marriage, the well-being of your children, and your spiritual integrity depends on it. Recognizing the seriousness of the struggle you are facing, let us offer a few simple steps to deal with the intense allurement of temptation, when it strikes:

1. What to say to the devil.

If the devil whispers in your ear, “Isn’t she (or he) hot?” simply respond by saying, “Yes, and so is hell.” Remember, the devil hates you and hates God and only wants your complete destruction, not your happiness and fulfillment.

Learn how to combat temptation at Mentoring Moments.

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10 Ways to Greater Family Intimacy

by Cheryl Moeller

1. Read the Bible aloud to your kids.
Let them hear your voice and daddy’s voice. Missionary biographies, stories of great Christians, and stories with people of strong character.
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14

2.  Slow down and talk.
Draw a bath for your young child and sit on a towel on the floor and listen. Let them tell you about their day and treat them to a short story from your childhood.
that He will never leave us or forsake us.” Hebrews 13:5

Learn how to improve family intimacy at Mentoring Moments.

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The Love Boat

by Cheryl Moeller

An ocean-side drama in the 1970′s that promised love, humor, and thrilling romance if only you would board the Love Boat and give up all your boundaries. The Love Boat promised a hot love experience and if that was only a one night fling… the next night you could have another Love Boat love. What happens on the Love Boat…

What the Love Boat promised and what it actually delivered were two different things.

Learn more about the Love Boat at Mentoring Moments.

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What Does it Mean to Take Advantage of Someone?

by Cheryl Moeller

“For this is the will of God, your sanctification:that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you.” 1 Thessalonians 4:3-6

Men take advantage of women by touching, caressing, and suggestive talk. Women take advantage of men by eye language, suggestive manner of dress, and flirting. Eventually such behavior can lead to sexual sin, a lack of genuine love, and even hatred for the other person. If we are a believer, acting in this way ultimately destroys God’s reputation.

Learn how to flee sexual sin at Mentoring Moments.

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Me Vs. You

by Bob Moeller

Jim wants to have a larger family. Denise feels overwhelmed by the responsibility of raising the two children they already have.

Allison has been offered a lucrative promotion if she’ll relocate to the Southwest. Frank likes his job in the Midwest and wants to stay close to his aging parents.

Dennis has his heart set on a new sports utility vehicle. Cindy, the frugal partner, can’t stand the idea of buying a new car that will depreciate the moment they drive it off the lot. She wants to buy a used mini-van that her father will sell them below market price.

Most couples easily negotiate the give-and-take required for everyday matters, but what should you do on the rare occasion when you disagree on a major decision? Here are ten suggestions for working your way through a significant impasse.

Read the ten ways to break a stalemate on a big decision at Today’s Christian Woman.

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Marriage’s Best Gift

by Bob Moeller

I decided to marry Cheryl on my 24th birthday.

That’s not the day I proposed to her. It’s the day during graduate school when she delivered a complete breakfast to my door at 6 a.m. Cheryl has always been something of an untamed spirit when it comes to engineering surprises. That morning she and her roommate carried, up a full flight of stairs, a metal serving cart arrayed with orange juice, fresh strawberries and assorted pastries.

Learn why your mate is more perfect than you think at Today’s Christian Woman.

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The Nagging Habit

by Bob Moeller

Steve, speak up. You always sit there and let everyone else do the talking.” “Jan, did you mail the mortgage payment? We’ll pay a huge penalty if it’s even one day past due. Turn off your Walkman, Jan. I’m trying to talk to you.”

Sound familiar? We’re all tempted to nag now and then. I’ve been known to follow my wife around the house demanding that she remember the amount of a missing check or a recent cash withdrawal. I figure if I just repeat the question enough she’ll remember. (I’ve also been known to discover that I wrote the missing check.)

There are two big nagging myths to debunk. First, that nagging is a feminine fault. Both men and women engage in this annoying practice.

Learn how to kick the nagging habit at: Today’s Christian Woman

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