7 Things You Should Stop Doing to Your Spouse in Public | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

7 Things You Should Stop Doing to Your Spouse in Public | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Dec 7, 2017

By: Mark Merrill When I wrote about the 7 things that husbands and wives should stop doing in their relationship a few months ago, some spirited comments and conversations resulted. In this post, I want to address 7 things that you should stop doing in public—things that can harm your spouse and hurt your marriage. 1. Stop criticizing your spouse to others....

3 Things to Remember Before You Call It Quits in Marriage | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

3 Things to Remember Before You Call It Quits in Marriage | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Nov 30, 2017

  By: Mark Merrill   Over the years, there have been several questions that have surfaced on my blog more than any others.  Though spoken in different ways from different people at different times, these questions usually go something like this: “What if I’m the only one putting any effort into my marriage?” “What if my spouse never gives, but always...

5 Ways to Keep from Drowning in the Craziness of Mommyhood | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

5 Ways to Keep from Drowning in the Craziness of Mommyhood | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Nov 16, 2017

  5 ways to keep from drowning in the craziness of mommyhood When there’s a million things to do, how do you survive? By: Shannon Guymon Drowning is different for moms. I’m not talking about swimming in pools without your floaties. I’m talking about dentists, school shopping, class schedules, football schedules, flat tires, cleaning your...

Find Friends Who Build You Up | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Find Friends Who Build You Up | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Nov 9, 2017

By: Rick Warren “Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character’” (1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV). Let’s agree upfront that God wants you to have non-believers as friends. God wants you to love everyone, show kindness to everyone, and be able to help everyone. If you don’t have any non-Christian friends, you won’t be around anyone who needs to hear the Good...

3 Truths to Remember When You’re Feeling Worthless | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

3 Truths to Remember When You’re Feeling Worthless | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Nov 2, 2017

  3 Truths to Remember When You’re Feeling Worthless By: Mark Merrill   When Henry David Thoreau came to this conclusion, I’m afraid he may have gotten it right. So many people are desperate in their marriages and in other relationships. They are suffering in silence with feelings of inadequacy and failure and don’t know what to do about it. So how do you...

How to Connect with Your Spouse | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

How to Connect with Your Spouse | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Oct 26, 2017

  How to Connect with Your Spouse: The Marriage Weekly Meeting It’s been said, “Marriage is the full-length mirror that reveals our selfishness.” Shannon and I have now been married for eighteen years and one of my favorite ways to connect with my spouse is our marriage weekly meeting.  Like all marriages, we have ups and downs.  We have had our good seasons...