Local pastors share a few tips for a great marriage


Woman Receiving Engagement RingEverything is planned for the big day. Friends and family have congratulated the happy couple and wished them the very best of luck for a great marriage.

All of the luck in the world can not guarantee a great marriage, and some of the advice couples receive may or may not be sound. Many romanticized what marriage is all about, and then are shocked when things do not go as planned.

And while marriage is one of life’s biggest adventures, a little guidance is sometimes needed to help build a life together that will last.

Marriage counseling is required for most couples getting married in local churches. We asked a few local pastors to share some of their best advice for couples in marriage counseling.

Rev. Travis Gray of First Baptist Church of Eupora said marriage was a big part of God’s original plan. Continue reading

Helping neighbors in a time of need


Disaster Team 2Three years ago, disaster relief teams were in Webster County helping to clear debris from a tornado that ripped through the county.

And almost three years to the day, work crews from Webster County are in Louisville, helping tornado victims begin the road to recovery that they know so well.

Jim Didlake, director of the Men’s Ministry Department of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board, said the Webster Baptist Association Disaster Chainsaw team led by Gene Williamson was on the ground in Louisville the day after the tornado, working to assist with the clean-up.  This team joined several other teams responding to the area.  Continue reading