A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Haven’t you read,” He replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Haven’t you read,” (Jesus) replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are […]

Editor’s Note:  Scott & Sherry Jennings are managing editors of the website “Intentionally Yours”  (www.intentionallyyours.org). They are also authors of many of the postings, including this one. Military couples understand “missions” and what it takes to complete them, so together we thought this would be good encouragement to share with you. Excellent or Praiseworthy is […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Love is patient, love is kind. — I Corinthians 13:4 I’m not sure that communication in marriage comes easily for anyone, but I got some good advice early on which has served me well. If I were to summarize what I learned in one word […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. —1 Corinthians 13:7,8 Late in 2007 we posted an “Excellent or Praiseworthy” devotion entitled “Can You Take a Dare?”  This is how that article began: I have been reading […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. — Romans 15:13 2015 is quickly drawing to a close, and the joys and […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. — Romans 15:13 I grew up in a military family. Then I married a […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. — Hebrews 11:1 For many of us, we know what the Bible tells us about marriage – all that “counter-cultural advice” that tells us to give up our rights and […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Never take your own revenge, beloved… – Romans 12:19 Revenge is becoming increasingly trendy in our society. The greatest influence on society seems to be movies, TV and the internet.  Through them we have been fed a steady stream of messages that say revenge is […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Be angry and yet, do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity. – Ephesians 4:26,27 We all fight.  There is no such thing as a conflict-free marriage. One of the keys to […]

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