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God Sees One

From Creation, God has seen married couples as one. As stated in Genesis 2: 24, “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh,” (NIV). From the beginning, God had a design and a purpose to see husband and wife as one entity; a unit. Which begs the question of why did God in His design account to see married couples as one? …Read More

Communication in Marriage Altered by Sin

Genesis 3: 2 – 3, The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ ” (NIV) Given Eve’s response to Satan, we see a breakdown in communication between Adam and Eve in what …Read More

Marriage is About God, Not Us

We need to analyze what the marriage covenant is truly about. It’s not about what we get from marriage, it’s about what we can do for God through our marriage. Ephesians 5: 31- 32 states, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. This is a profound mystery – but I am talking about …Read More

God’s Design for the Wife as a Helper

The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Genesis 2: 18(NIV). What was God’s design when he created woman as helper? What does this role teach all of mankind about Himself? The first thing we need to understand is that God gave women a beautiful role from His nature. God is called upon as “helper” by several different individuals …Read More

Why did I write this book?

I sensed that God was calling me to write this book. I went through several trying times with my ex-wife and my commitment to her never wavered. God wanted me to communicate that his children are to remain faithful to the vows taken on their wedding day and not search for ways out of marriage. There are three major strands woven together through this book: From being a sinner to …Read More

Sin Impacts Marriages

Everyone who gets married has the dream of being married until “death do us part”. Where everything is blissful and wonderful with the spouse demonstrating perfect love at all times. In reality, it is the joining of two sinful, imperfect persons expecting the other to be perfect. In truth, at some point during the relationship, sin is going to surface in some form where it effects the spouse and cause a strain …Read More

A Great Oneness Becomes a Better Togetherness

No marriage is perfect and many will find defeat and hardships at some point in life. Most of the time situations feel unbearable and many want to take the easy way out. For some, though, they fight through the mess and end up having a stronger marriage. If anyone knows the hardships of marriage, it would be Dean Schendel. Throughout his marriage to his wife, they endured tough times, but …Read More