Fruits, Yes! By Wilson Wayne Grant, M.D.

BECOMING- – – – – – – – – – – – ​The Spiritual Growth Newsletter 2802​Wilson Wayne Grant, Publisher​March 2017 Fruits, Yes! There came a time in my life when I recognized a profound truth: I am who I am because of all those who have touched me. This truth came to life for […]

Staying in Tune with Your Mate by Wayne Grant

Marriage Ministry  Trinity Baptist Church For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. Genesis 2:24   Staying in Tune with Your Mate The distractions of daily living can cause a couple to drift a part, with each partner slipping into […]

The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Child

“What do you think,” Wendy asked me during Eric’s well-child visit. “Mark and I want to attend but we are uncertain about leaving Eric.” Mark and Wendy had heard about the upcoming marriage enrichment retreat for young couples which was one of several such retreats sponsored by their church and led by a skilled family […]

Biblical Keys to A Successful Marriage

1. Commitment “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’[a] 5 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’. 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what […]

Behaviors That Say “I love you.”

“Your actions speak louder than your words!” Although this proverbial statement is not always true, it is, more often than not, true when it comes to relationships in the family. This statement makes an important point: Words are important in communication love, but actions give validity to the words. When we said our vows during […]

A Mutually Affirming Marriage: Built from Scratch

The wedding ceremony exhibits commitment, excitement, joy, hope. It is the first step into the marriage where two become one. No couple enters marriage with the expectation of failure; the newly minted bride and groom anticipate the future with the expectation of expanding love and intimacy. Often the onlookers view the smiling couple as they […]

I and You Statements

One of the most effective, yet simplest, ways of facilitating open communication at home is to use “I” statements in place of “you” statements. “You” Statements “You” statements are by nature accusatory and negating. They put the recipient on the defensive because he or she feels attacked and threatened. The innate reflex when one feels […]

The Original Touch

The following article is an excerpt from my latest book, Pilgrim at Baldy Mountain which is now available at Amazon.com. A newborn baby whimpers and squirms. His mother picks him up and hugs him to her breast. A four year old runs to his father as he walks in the door. He jumps into his […]

Communicating Negative Feelings in The Family

Many families are hurting because they spend too much time in negative, destructive, communication cycles. Harsh, accusatory words from one partner often leads to a defensive, attacking response from the other. Such negative interactions take up so much of our family time because we fail to handle negative emotions in healthy constructive ways. Certainly we […]