Enjoy a Healthy Life Balance

We usually associate the Christmas season with words like joy and peace, giving and receiving, happy and merry. Other choice words could be stressful and tiring, packed and rushed, expensive and…perhaps…Aaaaahhhhh! What are the best practices to enjoy a healthy life balance? Actually, our lives are an outward expression of inward living. Jesus’ career... -Read More

The In-laws Who Stole Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all thro’ the house Not a couple was merry, not even one spouse.   The stockings hand quilted by Grandma with care, Were replaced by Dad’s mom with new store-bought pairs.   The children played video games all snug in the den, In hopes that Mom and Dad... -Read More

What’s Lurking Under the Hood?

On a scale of 1 — 10, with 10 being the highest, how would you rate the condition of your marriage?   Husband 9.5 – Wife 2.0 Before founding Live the Life, Richard Albertson attended a marriage class with his wife. When asked to rate their marriage, he pridefully proclaimed a 9.5. In shock,... -Read More

HOPE Weekends Save Broken Marriages

Couples who are struggling in a broken marriage can gain the tools they need for restoration during an upcoming Hope Weekend October 10 – 12 at First Baptist Church Fort Lauderdale, 301 E Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. Presented by Live the Life, these restorative weekends provide struggling couples with the skills they need to... -Read More

Does Marriage Matter?

Standing at the altar with her groom by her side and three “possible” dads behind her, Sophie halts her wedding ceremony, saying, “Now I know what I really want. Sky, let’s just not get married yet.” Sky: “What?” Sophie: “You never wanted this anyway. I know that. Let’s just get off this island and... -Read More

Resolving Conflict in Your Daily Life

Conflict is inevitable. We experience it in our workplaces, our families and even (gasp) in our churches. When two or more gather together, conflict will surely emerge. Thankfully, the Bible says in Matthew 18:20, “When two or three gather together because they are mine, I am there among them” (NLT). God knows we will... -Read More

Vows: Will You Love Me in The Rain?

“I, Patricia, do take you, Patrick, to be my lawfully wedded husband, to live together in the holy estate of matrimony; to love, honor, respect, trust, cherish, encourage and support you according to God’s holy ordinance forsaking all others and keeping myself only unto you, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in... -Read More

Letting Go and Trusting God

“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like sharp arrows in a warrior’s hands” (Psalm 127:3-4 NLT). Almost Time to Fly Last month my eldest son went into the world on his own; for the first time he will be completely... -Read More

Receiving God’s Perfect Gift Means No Returns

Proverbs 18:22 states “The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord.” I can say that I have truly found a treasure. I think from the first time I really met her I was in love. I remember what our pre-marriage counselor, Stephan Tchividjian, said, “Your spouse... -Read More