(July 7, 2018) Robert and Maureen McQuillan share some personal matters…
Noticed that our granddaughter, Bonnie-Jane Phillips, whom we married to Matthew Hoseini, a great young man three weeks ago, had happily Facebooked the following: ‘21 days ago I married my best friend! Cannot believe how quickly the time has gone by already.’
We’d Facebooked back: ‘Cute, cute. Only 21 days? Just wait until it’s 20805 days plus a few extra leap years’ days – that’s about 21000 days – as it’ll be for us come July 7! Then you can really rave!’
Blissfulness: A happy Matthew and Bonnie-Jane, only 21 days married
That, and some other happenings, led to sharing the following…
Asked last Monday what we were doing this weekend, we quietly said that on Saturday (today) we’d be happily celebrating our 57th wedding anniversary, some 21000 days if we count from the moment we first met (engaged within two weeks of blissfully falling in love!) but couldn’t get married being underage and unable to immediately win parental permission. Our friend’s eyes popped open wide and she remarked she couldn’t believe it! (more…)
(January 26, 2017) Robert and Maureen McQuillan share a timely reminder…
Several years before the Afghan conflict, 20/20’s Barbara Walters did a story on gender roles in Kabul, Afghanistan. She noted that women customarily walked five paces behind their husbands. On a later revisit she observed that women still walked behind their husbands.
Despite the overthrow of the oppressive Taliban regime, Afghani women still maintained the old custom. Approaching one she asked, ‘Why do you now seem happy with an old custom that you once tried so desperately to change?’
The woman looked her straight in the eye, and without hesitation said, ‘Land mines.’
Moral (no matter what language you speak or where you go): Behind every man, there’s a smart woman!
A great wife is still a man’s greatest asset!
Every guy should know this and fully appreciate his wife, give God thanks for her and pray for her regularly. Proverbs 31:10-31 Mge is still a great read! (more…)
August 23, 2016 – Dr Jim McClure, well-known theologian, is highly appreciated for his biblical insights and explanations of scripture. Here he shares a personal note regarding his timely new book.
I do not know who first made the comment, ‘Marriages are made in heaven,’ but that person was wrong – totally and stupefyingly wrong! (more…)
Dr Jim McClure, noted theologian, shares concernedly on ‘real love’…
‘These three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love’ (1 Corinthians 13:13).
In the first eight verses of 1 Corinthians 13 Paul wrote what has been described as the most beautiful poem on love ever written. It is certainly the best known and is often used in wedding services, wall art and greeting cards. (more…)
Editorial note: Although we ran this article last month in the Generational category, it is so in keeping with this month’s Biblical Perspectives, we rerun it here.
Andrew Corbett shares important facts about marriage and love:
As connubial means ‘of or relating to the married state’ and discombobulation ‘a fun, fancy word for confuse’ this is a good title for this article! (more…)
Andrew Corbett shares important unknown facts about marriage and love:
As connubial means ‘of or relating to the married state’ and discombobulation ‘a fun, fancy word for confuse’ this is a good title for this article!
Personally I never thought that I would ever marry. But to my pleasant surprise, I did. And in what would otherwise have been quite an unremarkable life, I have since married dozens of women! But not just women – I have also married dozens of men. (more…)
Ed Delph shares another thought-provoker…
Recently I had the privilege of speaking at Pure Heart Church in Glendale, Arizona on the subject of communication in marriage.
I’m not the best communicator in marriage – as Becky, my wife of 31 years, will attest. But maybe I can shed some light on this subject that maybe even I will apply.
Knowing is one thing. Doing is another!
All wives would say…Amen! to this. (more…)