by Deacon Derrick and Mistiana Barnes Mistianna: There are a million upsides to the technology that’s now a core part of our daily lives. Unfortunately, one of the huge downsides seems to be the effect it has on marriages. So, when I read about the increase in cell phone usage in 2019, I was intrigued. … Continue reading Is Your Cell Phone Destroying Your Marriage?
by Deacon Derrick and Mistianna Barnes Deacon Derrick: Marriages, like seasons, are always changing; and my marriage is no different. Mistianna and I have gone through all the seasons in our marriage, many times. We’ve found hope in the newness and rebuilding that Spring brings; we’ve relaxed in the peacefulness and tranquility of the Summer; … Continue reading What Season Is Your Marriage In?
by Denise Puckett For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.” Matthew 25:35 A significant part of our journey in this life is … Continue reading Advocates For Those In Need . . .
By Deacon Derrick and Mistianna Barnes Deacon Derrick: As kids we were taught to “give up something” for Lent. To deprive ourselves of something we really loved so we might better understand the sacrifice Jesus made for us by dying on the cross. Many Catholics now add something during Lent rather than giving up something. … Continue reading Spring Clean Your Marriage During Lent!
As a pastor, deacon, or church or community leader . . . we need your help! Nearly 10,000 children in Kentucky are in the state foster care system! The raging opioid crisis is accelerating foster care with more cases of abuse and neglect at unprecedented levels. Please consider attending this FREE informational lunch on Wednesday, … Continue reading EVENT – “Wait No More” Foster Care Event, February 27, 2019
by Deacon Derrick and Mistianna Barnes Mistianna: As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, it’s a great time to add a little “spice” or a little “sexy” back into your marriage relationship. Deacon Derrick: After you have been married a while you move from that can’t keep your hands off each other to less of the honeymoon … Continue reading Reclaiming Your Sexy In 60 Seconds Each Day!
For well over two years now, hundreds of local engaged couples have been playing what is known as the "Spice Jar Game", an interactive, input-based group sharing activity which is the centerpiece of the "Married Love" learning session at the Foundation for Marriage preparation program. The activity is designed to have the couples come up with … Continue reading Spice Jar Winners, December 2018
by Ed Harpring During Advent Let Us Boldly Unite with Our Lady of Guadalupe – Patroness of the Unborn. “A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” - Revelation 12:1 Recently, I was reading an Advent … Continue reading Our Lady of Guadalupe – Patroness of the Unborn
by Deacon Derrick and Mistianna Barnes Deacon Derrick: The holidays are a wonderful and special time of year. During this season, Mistianna and I look forward to singing Christmas carols, giving gifts, baking cooking, hosting and going to parties, spending time with family and friends, and hopefully, finding ourselves thrown together under the mistletoe at least once … Continue reading Surviving The Holidays
By: Deacon Derrick and Mistianna Barnes Deacon Derrick: Depression is a common but difficult problem in many marriages. It is a seriously difficult topic to write about, but it is something that silently threatens marriages across the country and in every faith tradition. We don’t talk about depression in our marriages because we don’t want … Continue reading When Depression Descends Upon Your Marriage