Tag Archives: marriage

Love for no reason

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) For the life of our marriage, quite consistently, my wife has loved me for no reason.  Now in case you’re wondering, that’s a good thing — a very good thing, … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary; Take Three

There have been times I have cursed my mentor, Ron Ritchie, for convincing Marti and me to set our wedding date in early January. After spending a good part of the previous year waiting for certain obstacles to the forward … Continue reading

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Queen Vashti loses her crown but keeps her dignity

The book of Esther opens with King Xerxes of Persia throwing himself a very big party. At that time, Xerxes ruled over an area of 127 provinces stretching from India to Ethiopia. All the princes, nobles and military leaders from … Continue reading

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How Not-Enough gets a new name

Okay, be honest now. How long did it take for you to figure out that the Face ID to open your phone is not going to recognize you with your mask on? And having realized that, how many more times … Continue reading

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A proper disregard for the law

  [Note: If you’ve been reading the Catch all week, you can skip the first two paragraphs.]

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Relationship Therapy

This week I’ve been trying to capture for everyone the unique experience Marti and I had this last weekend meeting over four days with a very daring couple who flew to southern California for the purpose of healing their relationship … Continue reading

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’Til death do us part

Trust is the foundation of any relationship. It is built by making and keeping promises. These promises are not the big things we say but all of the little things we do that keep the promises we made. Therefore, making … Continue reading

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Everybody loves a wedding

Everybody loves a wedding. You see a bride and a groom or a wedding party filing out of a church or a hotel, or you see a car decorated “Just Married” and you immediately stop what you are doing and … Continue reading

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Returning to the wife of your youth

Here is another thing you do. You cover the Lord’s altar with tears, weeping and groaning because He pays no attention to your offerings and doesn’t accept them with pleasure. You cry out, “Why doesn’t the Lord accept my worship?” … Continue reading

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Did I marry the wrong wife?

Some of you may have noticed the Catch went out late yesterday. When that happens you can usually assume technical difficulties or personal issues. The latter can come from the fact that I spent most the morning on a Catch … Continue reading

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