Archive | April, 2015

Couple of the Week Recap

30 Apr

April Recap

The couples profiled in April were everything inspiring and loving. Here’s a recap:

Lloyd & Terry
Married April 2, 2005

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Marriage Nugget: “Choose your battles and your words wisely; there is no secret to a solid marriage foundation other than two people committed to making it work through thick and thin”  Continue reading

Loving Your Spouse through a Chronic Illness

22 Apr

When a couple recites their wedding vows and repeats the line “in sickness and in health, ‘til death do us part”. I’m sure rarely, if ever, do they think that they may actually find themselves or their spouse suffering from a chronic illness. They like many of us, go through the motions of the moment without fully considering the “what if”. Someone very close to me, my husband’s sister recently received a kidney transplant. Everyone close to her was simply overwhelmed with joy because what we had been praying and believing God for had finally happened! Prior to receiving her transplant, my sister-in-law had been on dialysis for over 10 years. After numerous hospital stays, medical procedures and doctor’s visits she finally got the call that so many never receive – that there was a donor. One person’s tragedy – another person’s blessing.

I asked my sister-in-law and her husband to share with couples words of wisdom and encouragement should they find themselves in a situation where they are either battling a chronic illness or married to someone who is. Continue reading

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