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Get Rid of What Doesn’t Matter. Get to What Matters in Your Marriage.

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Everyday marriages fall by wayside for one simple reason: They allow things that don’t matter to take precedence over what does matter. If you think about the reasons that marriages fail perhaps even the reason that your marriage is in

Posted in Christian Marriage, Engaged & Newlywed, Love and Marriage, Marriages of the Bible, Money & Marriage

How to Prepare for the Inevitable’s of Marriage

Letting your presence sink in

If we think about it there are really few things that are a surprise in life or marriage. While no one ever signs up for trouble to come, it really should not surprise us when it does. As Job 14:1

Posted in Christian Marriage, Daily Marriage Meditation, Engaged & Newlywed, Love and Marriage, Praying Spouse

With This Ring, You Were Wed…

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Wow, a few weeks ago I was blessed to officiate my 94th wedding. There were two things that made this one really cool. The first was that the groom was my cousin. Also, since it was a family wedding, my

Posted in Christian Marriage, Engaged & Newlywed, Love and Marriage

When Two Becomes One House

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Does it matter if a newlywed couple move into a house that was initially solely owned by just one of them?  It is a question that’s answer can have long lasting impact on a relationship. I neither have, nor have

Posted in Christian Marriage, Love and Marriage

When Faith Wavers in Your Marriage

Man and Woman on Rocks

When he was about to enter Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife. “I know that you are a woman beautiful in appearance, and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, “This is his wife.” Then they will kill

Posted in Christian Marriage, Elevated Husband's, Elevated Wives, Love and Marriage

4 Ways to Love & Support Your Spouse

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Early last year I shared an interview with Christian author, Gary Thomas in which he reminded us that “Every marriage is difficult…There is no such thing as an easy marriage…There will never be a marriage without struggle, on this side

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Posted in Christian Marriage, Elevated Husband's, Elevated Intimacy, Elevated Wives, Love and Marriage

Lessons from the Lion’s Den

Couple Reading Bible

One night recently, as we were reading our nightly Bible story before tucking in our oldest son, it struck me more deeply than it had before. The story was Daniel in the lion’s den. We’d read the story to him

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Posted in Christian Marriage, Elevated Husband's, Elevated Wives, Love and Marriage

Family Holiday Tension

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It’s once again the season for celebrations and family get-togethers. For some, it’s a time of peace and joy, and for others, it’s a dreaded time of family drama and frustration. Of course, it doesn’t have to be all peace

Posted in Christian Marriage, Elevated Husband's, Elevated Wives, Engaged & Newlywed, Love and Marriage, Praying Spouse

Protecting Your Marriage

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 If you and your spouse hit a bump in the road, it can be easy to confide in those closest to you. Unfortunately, if you are in a more weakened, vulnerable state, it can also be easy to fall prey

Posted in Christian Marriage, Elevated Husband's, Elevated Wives, Engaged & Newlywed, Love and Marriage

When You Feel Like Running Away…

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As I was discussing faith with a dear friend I met through our similar experiences with infant loss, we were discussing our responses to the fatal diagnoses of our babies. She asked the question, “Can you imagine the loss without

Posted in Christian Marriage, Elevated Husband's, Elevated Parenting, Elevated Wives, Love and Marriage

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2015 Events & Speaking Engagements

Saturday, February 14, 2015 New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6330 Pembroke Rd., Detroit, MI 48221
Rev. Dr. Wilma R. Johnson, Senior Pastor
www.newnpmbcunity.org2015

July 9-12, 2015 Better Marriages Conference, St. Louis, MO. Workshop Presenter