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Spiritual What?

It isn’t something we hear much about.  Haven’t seen many books about it.  Haven’t heard any preachers preach about it.  And yet, it’s probably one of the most important issues in a Christian couple’s relationship….Spiritual intimacy. We hear a lot about physical intimacy — the uninhibited sharing of ourselves through our bodies. All one has […]

Well What Did You Expect (Pt. 1 of 2)

by Harold & Bette Gillogly We all came into marriage with expectations — some realistic, some not so realistic.  “My wife ought to be like Carol Brady.”  “My husband ought to be like Ozzie Nelson.”  “And my children ought to be like Beaver Cleaver.”  But soon after the vows are said, reality sets in. REALITY […]

Men and Women’s Real Love Needs

by Harold and Bette Gillogly This month we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary (June 11)!  Yes, we’re getting older.  But who says old dogs can’t learn new tricks?  We’re still learning.  And as long as we are open to what God wants to do in our lives, He will keep on teaching us new ways […]

Freedom to Fail

by Harold & Bette Gillogly The teacher was blunt, her words cruel.  “He has too many learning disabilities.  It’s a waste of time for him to even attend school here.”  Later, Ralph Showers overheard his Grandmother soothing his parents with this great declaration. “I don’t know what people think of Ralph. But I know what […]

When in Grief – Take Flight

When one is in the initial stages of grief, the natural tendency is to take flight—flight from people and flight from God—pushing both away from you. After April 28, 1992, when Riverside County made their decision against our use of Spring Meadows, Idyllwild, California, we struggled with that tendency. We entered a grieving process—just as […]

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 […]