• Ben and Austin stared at each across the table. Suddenly Ben realized how far apart they had drifted. They didn’t even agree about their recent move...
    Call Unto Me
    By David & Claudia Arp
    May 04th, 2017

    Love at First Fight
  • We feel a sense of camaraderie when we come across married couples. When the guy in front of us in the checkout line is obviously buying something for...
    Marriage on a Mission
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    August 25th, 2016

    Love at First Fight
  • I love to go on “micro-dates” with my hubby Carey. Micro-dates are short, sometimes spontaneous outings which usually cost little to no money, b...
    The Case for Micro-Dates
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    June 23rd, 2016

    Love at First Fight
  • “The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.” Proverbs 14:1, ESV He Says It’s hard to describe Dena’s ...
    Decorating Debacle
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    April 07th, 2016

    Love at First Fight
  • He saysThe list of dumb things I’ve done since being married is longer than the list of televangelists with bad wigs. However, some of my marital mi...
    Lost Wedding Rings
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    March 03rd, 2016

    Love at First Fight
  • She Says  When Carey and I first met, I was drawn to many things about him. His heart for God was super-attractive; his clothes, not so much.  I h...
    Colorblind
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    February 04th, 2016

    Love at First Fight
  • Carey says:“Let’s not worry about it. We’ll celebrate late this year.” That’s pretty much what Dena said regarding our fifth anniversary. W...
    Translation, Please
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    October 15th, 2015

    Love at First Fight
  • “If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse.” Proverbs 27:14Carey says:

Shhh. As we carefull...
    When a Toaster Marries a Crock...
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    August 27th, 2015

    Love at First Fight
  • Dena says:When I was “in like” with Carey and he saw me as just a buddy, I moaned to a mutual friend, “It would be easier if I got tired of hi...
    When Opposites Attack
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    July 23rd, 2015

    Love at First Fight
  • Carey says:“Wow . . . just, wow.” That’s pretty much what I thought the first time I laid eyes on the love of my life. Of course, I didn’t k...
    My Lone Star Sweetheart
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    March 05th, 2015

    Love at First Fight
  • From Dena:The third phase of marriage is the “committed phase.” It begins when couples settle into their roles and find a comfort level that the...
    Thriving During the “Commit...
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    February 19th, 2015

    Love at First Fight
  • From Dena:My brother, Will, has a fund that’s not connected with a bank or investment firm. He calls it his Marriage Investment Fund. I love that!...
    Two Important Marriage Investm...
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    February 12th, 2015

    Love at First Fight
  • From Dena:For the last few weeks, I’ve been talking about thriving during the honeymoon phase of your marriage. The next phase of marriage occurs f...
    Thriving During the “Big Adj...
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    January 29th, 2015

    Love at First Fight
  • From Dena:Last, week, I talked about the first few years of marriage and gave a couple of ideas on investing in the early part of married life and th...
    Thriving During the Honeymoon ...
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    January 22nd, 2015

    Love at First Fight
  • From Dena:During the honeymoon phase, each partner’s habits and quirks are cute instead of annoying. The friendship between partners is blooming, ...
    Thriving During the Honeymoon ...
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    January 15th, 2015

    Love at First Fight
  • Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.—Katherine Hepburn, Ame...
    Boys Will Be Boys
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    January 08th, 2015

    Love at First Fight
  • From Dena:Sometimes, you may not feel loving toward your spouse—even at Christmastime. But that doesn’t mean you can’t act loving. Here are a...
    How to Love Your Spouse—Even...
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    January 01st, 2015

    Love at First Fight
  • (Reader’s note: Part 1 of “Fighting Fair” was uploaded during Thanksgiving week. Here’s the second half of my blog about learning to play fair...
    Fighting Fair, Part II
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    December 25th, 2014

    Love at First Fight
  • From Dena: Ask anyone his or her favorite gift of all-time, and you’d probably hear: “The drawing my child did of me” or “The poem my husba...
    Revitalize Your Marriage with...
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    December 11th, 2014

    Love at First Fight
  • From Carey: I had to learn to play fair in marriage—and when I say “I had to learn,” I mean I’m still learning. Dena and I know eac...
    Fighting Fair, Part 1
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    November 27th, 2014

    Love at First Fight
  • From Dena: Many moons ago, my now-taller-than-me firstborn made my decade while we partook of ice cream cones at Sonic with his dad, Carey. (Every ...
    The Right Kind of Love
    By Dena Dyer
    November 20th, 2014

    Love at First Fight
  • From Dena: How do the little munchkins do it? Kids seem to have an extraordinary ability to sense when we’re having a “serious discussion” with...
    A Little Child Shall Lead Them
    By Dena Dyer
    November 13th, 2014

    Love at First Fight
  • Ecclesiastes 4:12 says, “A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”Jesus’ love binds us as believers in ways we can’t fully understand, a...
    The Love That Binds
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    October 30th, 2014

    Love at First Fight
  • From Dena:A friend of mine lost her 18-year-old in a horrific car accident, and one of the ministers at her church said to her a few months later, “...
    The Way We Do Church
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    October 23rd, 2014

    Love at First Fight
  • My sweet mother-in-law once inscribed a card with the sentiment, “You two are proof that some marriages really are made in heaven.” And while on...
    Marriage Isn’t Always a Fair...
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    October 16th, 2014

    Love at First Fight
  • Carey says: I would never say that my wife is ditzy . . . but on a few occasions in our marriage, I wouldn’t necessarily stop someone else from say...
    As Easy As Falling off a Bicyc...
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    October 09th, 2014

    Love at First Fight
  • Carey says: It was love at first fight. One of the happiest days of our lives also contained our first fuss as a married couple. Dena and I may hold ...
    Love at First Fight
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    July 17th, 2014

    Love at First Fight
  • Carey says:Dena is a fine cook . . . now. When we were newlyweds, though, not so much. I don’t know exactly what words would adequately describe De...
    Never Down for the Count
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    July 03rd, 2014

    Love at First Fight
  • Carey Says:The time shortly before we started dating can best be summed up by an old, split-panel Far Side cartoon. A girl on one side is lying wide a...
    Love on the Road
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    June 26th, 2014

    Love at First Fight
  • Carey Says:Some time ago, I stopped referring to the two of us “getting older” and started saying that we were “more seasoned,” which seems le...
    Hitting the Mattress
    By Carey & Dena Dyer
    June 19th, 2014

    Love at First Fight