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Reconcilable Differences

“We seem to be at each other’s throat all the time lately.  I yell, he yells.  I hurt him.  He hurts me.  I don’t know what we’re going to do!”  We hear this — or something like it — a lot.  More now than we use to. CONFLICT.  It doesn’t have to cripple us, but […]

If We Do Not See Each Other Again

by Bob & Yvonne Turnbull  It was two or three days after the horrendous 9-11 terrorist attack in 2001 when we listened with heavy hearts to a woman being interviewed on TV. Through her tears she sobbed that the last words her husband heard from her were, “I wish I had never married you!”  She had slammed the door […]

Sex Education in the Church

It’s Time for the Church to Step up to the Plate By Harold & Bette Gillogly Several years ago, HomeLife Magazine published our survey questionnaire on what makes a healthy marriage.  Here are the results they published: 33% of the over 2300 respondents stated the primary source for their sex education was “friends and the locker […]

Interpreting Love Languages

What is your definition of love?  What actions do you interpret as love?  We all have a “language of love” we have been compiling since early childhood. The ways your parents communicated their love to you….The ways you saw other people communicate love to one another….Even television and movies helped form your “language of love.” […]

Done Dirty – Do Good

The Fourth of July – a time for hot dogs on the grill, homemade ice cream and shimmering rivers of lights cascading down the night sky.  But the holiday is a difficult one for Steve.  When he was eight years old, his brother drowned in a boating accident on one particularly hot July Fourth.  After […]

Give Us This Day

It was 8:30 when the phone rang.  Our whole family was laughing and joking.  Tomorrow was going to be my fortieth birthday — the BIG FOUR-O.  My children were teasing me about my dire need for Geritol.  And they, along with my husband Harold, were recommending different hair colorings to cover the gray.  The ring […]

Our Love Story

by Harold & Bette Gillogly Over the years, we have been asked how we met and fell in love.  So we decided we had better write it all down while our minds are still clear enough to remember the details.  It is especially appropriate we write this now, as this Sunday (June 11, 2000) will […]

A Study of B-O-B Hope

by Harold & Bette Gillogly When people talk about hope, what they usually mean is “wish.”  “I hope this will happen.”  “I wish that would happen.”  But when the Bible speaks of hope, what it means is “confidence.”  Because of who God is, and what He has done in the past, we are confident of […]

Lessons We Learned From Skunks

by Harold and Bette Gillogly Some years ago we lived in a remote mountain community in Southern California. There were lots of critters up there – some of them real pesky – and we had some hair-raising experiences with a few of them. But come to think of it, that’s better than tail-raising experiences, being […]

Have You Burned Your Ships?

We heard an interesting story recently. When the Spanish explorer Cortes lead his expedition into Mexico to conquer the Aztec nation, he was concerned about the fear and reticence of his soldiers to fight the numerous and fierce Aztecs. So he did something very smart and very decisive. He gathered his men on the shore […]