10 Ways to Respond When You’ve Been Offended | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

10 Ways to Respond When You’ve Been Offended | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Feb 1, 2018

By: Mark Merrill   As a public speaker and former attorney, I know the importance of choosing your words carefully. But I have to admit that there have been many times when I have said or done something that has offended someone without my intending to do so. And I have been on the receiving end of words and actions that have bruised. To some degree,...

What To Do When Your In-Laws Act Like Outlaws | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

What To Do When Your In-Laws Act Like Outlaws | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Jan 18, 2018

  By: Mark Merrill Getting married usually doesn’t just unite a couple; it brings two families together as well—which can mean twice the blessing or double the trouble (depending on how you get along with your spouse’s parents). For Susan and me, it’s been an amazing blessing. Both sets of parents have been loving and supportive, knowing when and how to be...

The 5 T’s that Will Tell Your Story | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

The 5 T’s that Will Tell Your Story | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Jan 11, 2018

  By: Mark Merrill Have you done any work on your obituary, recently? I don’t mean writing it ahead of time, as some people do, leaving humorous or poignant messages to be published upon their death. I’m talking about working on things that matter now. You see, the way you live today will determine what your family will write about and talk about after you...

A Husband Should Always Prioritize his Wife | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

A Husband Should Always Prioritize his Wife | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Jan 4, 2018

  A husband should always prioritize his wife (especially in these 5 situations) A man should treat his wife like a queen by giving her all the attention and fidelity she deserves.   By: Renata Finholdt   The famous wedding vows, “for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health,” are commonly known to everyone....

Forget New Year’s Resolutions: Remember One Word | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Forget New Year’s Resolutions: Remember One Word | Thursday Thrive from Friendship Baptist Church

Dec 28, 2017

By: Mark Merrill If you’re like most people, you’ll be coming up with some new resolutions for yourself, your marriage, or your family which can be hard to keep, as I’ve blogged about before. So this year, I’m endorsing a simpler idea: Remember one word. A friend of mine Bobb Biehl inspired me to do this. Recently, I found some notes I took during one of his...

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....