Do you feel alone? Do you feel like your world is closing in on you? In the midst of the kids and their activities, do you feel a growing sense of distance with your spouse? Or maybe something more dramatic has happened that undermines trust with your husband or wife? Maybe a move to the mountains was a lifetime dream, and that dream has now been realized. But the length of your spouse’s commute, or the busyness of his or her schedule has taken the joy out of the mountains. Maybe it is more expensive to live here than you thought, and the financial pressure is real. Maybe your kids are showing signs of apathy or outright rebellion. Maybe you don’t feel understood or appreciated, and you are now going through the motions. You feel rejected and you are not sure what to do with it. It may creep out here and there with an attitude of anxiety or anger.

Help and encouragement for you is available, and it will start with an intentional service toward marriages in our community through a marriage emphasis weekend entitled, “stronger.”  The best kind of help available for your family is strength for your marriage. The best kind of strength for your marriage comes from the centering power of God in your life and in the life of your spouse. I have been around marriages of all kinds in my 26 years of pastoral work, and the one thing I can share about all of them is that there is HOPE. Your marriage can get better, it can get stronger.

Bill and Pam Farrel, best-selling authors of the book Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti, will be our keynote speakers for the weekend of October 3. Beginning Friday evening at 7:00 PM, join us for laughter, honesty and a weekend that we hope both encourages and strengthens your relationship. Register online today!

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