Best Friends Forever: Three Intimacies in Marriage

Every year, our church hosts a Couple’s Getaway, which is actually an overnight retreat for married couples held ideally at a hotel outside the city. Our church values family, that’s why we have these kinds of events on marriage regularly. The other, being, the Marriage Booster series which are practical discussions on marriage held at our church facility. Just to be honest, we didn’t make it to the introductory part of the first talk, so I’m not going to pretend I know what it’s about. But here’s what I know. The main theme of this year’s Couple’s Getaway is Best […]

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Marriage Boosters: I Still Do (Part 2) “God’s Purpose in Marriage”

Motherhood’s been a priority the past few weeks which is why it took me a while to blog the second part of what we’ve learned at the Marriage Boosters seminar we attended last February 21. My apologies. Anyway, as I’ve disclaimed in my previous post — I do my best to stick to my notes, but will have included my personal insights and learnings from the seminar. (READ: Marriage Boosters: “I Still Do” Part 1) God’s Pattern in Marriage (Experience – Purpose – Provision) In the second part of the seminar, Pastor Joel and his wife, Jenny Magpantay, mainly discussed God’s […]

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Marriage Boosters: I Still Do (Part 1)

Last February 21, my husband, Jay, and I attended the Marriage Boosters seminar at Victory Fort. I’ve made a commitment to myself and my readers that I will share my learning on marriage here on the blog to help  other couples grow in their relationships together. Before I proceed, I want you to know that I have included my personal insights in this blog and I leave it up to you, dear readers, to discern what you feel is applicable to your circumstances. This year’s Marriage Booster seminar was called “I still do.” The speakers were Pastor Joel and Jenny […]

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Marriage Upgrade: 3 Ways to Face Tomorrow in your Marriage

This is the third and last part of the Marriage Upgrade series based on the Marriage Boosters seminar we attended last year. The first two had been about marital issues and how they’re not what they seem, and crucial conversations husbands and wives need to have. For this one, it’s all about creating the future in our marriage. Marriage can be a very challenging journey, but despite the difficulties we have to face along the way, a wonderful future is still possible by the grace of God. It’s been months since Marriage Boosters, I may miss some points that were […]

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Marriage Upgrade: When the issue is NOT the issue

Jay and I have been attending Marriage Boosters, A Marriage Upgrade the past two Wednesdays with our church at Victory Fort. We prioritize these kinds of activities that would help us strengthen our marriage and identify areas that we need to work on as a married couple. And marriages take a lot of work, don’t they? We’re on our 12th year and it’s just as challenging, sometimes even more, as on our first year. If there was one thing we’ve learned from people we consider our mentors, it’s to invest in our marriage and make these opportunities to do so a priority. […]

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