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How to Handle the Silent Treatment

Whether you are the Silence-er or the Silence-ee, when silence is used as a weapon, everybody gets hurt!  Norm Wright once said that more marriages today are dying from silence than from violence.  He’s right.  Silence can be very flammable and feeds the fires of conflict. Do you use silence to punish your spouse?  Whether […]

How to Get Those “Forgivey Feelings”

So you chose to forgive, but you still don’t have those “forgivey feelings”?  You didn’t wake up one morning and say, “I’m not going to feel resentment toward that guy anymore”?  That’s because it simply doesn’t happen that way.  Want to know the secret to “feeling forgivey”?  Your feelings will change only as your BEHAVIOR […]

Oh, Those Little Irritations

By Harold & Bette Gillogly Some days everything bothers me.  Like a pebble in my shoe.  And I’m just irritable… grumpy at everybody.  Can you identify? By evening, I’m left with a wasted day.  I let little irritations enslave me and steal all my joy.  And I was a generous grump, spreading irritableness in my […]

Reconciliation Is Not Just a Nice Thought

By Harold & Bette Gillogly God commands us to be reconciled to one another.  It’s a command, not just a nice goal to think about or wish for.  Each of us is commanded to reconcile with both the one who offended us (Matthew 18:15) AND the one we offended (Matthew 523-24).  Whoa!  Even if your […]

Cure for Bitterness

Forgiveness…might just be the most beautiful word in the English language.  Since all we wrote about last month was fighting and anger, fuedin’ and fussin,’ it’s about time to talk about how to stop all that and find resolution and reconciliation.  And that’s where forgiveness comes in. You see, if we don’t forgive, the acid […]

Unmet Expectations and Anger

by Harold & Bette Gillogly 100% of your anger comes from your unmet expectations.  That’s hard to believe, isn’t it?  OK, let’s unpack it a little bit so we can understand how this impacts everyone us. Maybe you’re a wife who is really angry at her husband.  He doesn’t pick up after himself.  Leaves his […]

Hard Truths about Anger

Here are some secrets about anger you probably don’t want to hear.  We don’t like them either, but we have to grit our teeth and take them to heart because they’re TRUE. Expressing your anger does not lessen your anger. It usually increases it.  “WHAT?  I just want to blow off some steam.  Get it […]

The Dangers of Anger

By Harold & Bette Gillogly Holding onto anger is both dangerous and dumb!  Here’s why – You will suffer consequences that will make you miserable.  Nobody in their right mind wants to be miserable.  DO YOU? Here are some of the ways it’s going to mess you up: It becomes a habit. It will be […]

Handling Anger in Conflict

by Harold and Bette Gillogly It seems like we’ve been talking about fighting an awfully long time, doesn’t it?   But there is a reason for it.  For far too many Christian couples, Holy Wedlock has become Holy Deadlock.  From our experience, we have to agree with counselors who declare that conflict is the greatest cause […]