A strong marriage is not an end to itself. A strong marriage creates a foundation from which to minister and serve. A strong marriage reflects the image of Christ and the Church. A strong marriage creates a fellowship between two people which strengthens both partners and allows them to better express their giftedness and talents. A strong marriage forms the foundation of a stable church and therefore creates a stronger foundation for cities, states and countries.
Author Archive for: Michael Curtis
About Michael Curtis
Married to the same woman since 1983, Michael is a very thankful husband. He found someone to follow him around the world in the Air Force, move back to the blazing heat of Texas, and minister with him in Three Strands Ministry. Michael and his wife Patty enjoy Kayaking, traveling, disc golf, sleeping in and Movies.
Entries by Michael Curtis
How does your relationship compare to other couples in your life. Consciously or unconsciously this is the question we often ask as we look at social media. Is social media really a problem for relationships?
Marriages are not built on grand moments and larger than life memories. They are built on the foundation of Christ in the context of friendship. Your marriage grows through the laying of bricks; the bricks of kind words said; the bricks of a honest compliments given. The bricks of little decisions and kind thoughts shared […]
Date Night Doesn’t Have to be Challenging Need a quick date night idea for this weekend that has minimal cost and big impact. Spend an evening creating a playlist of the songs of your marriage. Of course, the longer you have been married the more music you have to choose from. However, even if you […]
A few years back, Patty and I were reading a marriage book. The author spent a lot of time focused on behavior. At one point while reading the book I was supposed to stop and ask Patty what I could do to make her feel romanced. She shared a couple of things that were helpful. […]
Can you relate at all with the following scenario? A husband says to himself early in the marriage, “I’ll pray with her and we can be in a Bible study together with other couples.” As the months pass, he experiences something that de-energizes him: Immediately after one of their regular prayer times together, his wife […]
Sites We Recommend
Fierce Marriage – Ryan and Selena Frederick started Fierce Marriage to help them process through marriage’s trials as well as celebrate its joys. They are in our 16th year of marriage and they have learned a ton about what works and what doesn’t. They hope that as they share openly it will help you grow and cultivate a truly Christ-centered marriage.
In This Together-Dr. Josh and Christi Straub want to enjoy their marriage and be the best adults they can be for their kids. In This Together is a podcast dedicated to topics helping you live, love, and lead well—as a spouse, a parent, and a human being.
The Naked Marriage – A podcast dedicated to undressing the truth about sex, intimacy and lifelong love. The concerns and questions most couples have in marriage often go unspoken, until now. Hosts Dave and Ashley Willis bring wisdom, vulnerability, and humor to even the toughest marriage topics.