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Marriage At Risk: Thinking Me


Marriage At Risk: Thinking Me Keeping secrets and looking outside your marriage for fulfillment are two risks for a marriage that we have discussed. The third type of warning sign that husbands and wives can be on the lookout for in their relationship comes in different shapes and sizes, but there’s always a common [...]

Marriage At Risk: Thinking Me2018-05-17T11:44:24-04:00

Marriage At Risk- Looking Outside


Marriage At Risk- Looking Outside There are certain patterns that show up in marriages at risk. This week, we’re going to talk about something as destructive as keeping secrets: when spouses look for fulfillment outside their relationship. This ‘fulfillment’ I’m talking about can be a number of things, but usually it shows up as [...]

Marriage At Risk- Looking Outside2018-04-23T16:20:38-04:00

The Only Choice


The Only Choice Plain and simple, there isn’t much fun in failing. I thought about this the other day after I talked with a guy (we’ll call him “Dave”) about his first marriage. The relationship had failed. Bridges were burned, with hurts and misunderstandings exchanged on both sides. What had started out as love [...]

The Only Choice2018-04-12T11:36:57-04:00

Straighten It Out


Straighten It Out Bob’s the kind of guy who you’d think has it all together. He prefers his clothing crisp, his hair clean-cut, his problems solvable, his life in order. This is a man people go to for answers. With 20 plus years of marriage under his belt—it would be fair [...]

Straighten It Out2018-04-04T10:09:52-04:00

Stay Afloat


Stay Afloat Have you ever been swimming in a big lake and a strong current gets a hold of you and you panic for a moment because you lost sight of the shoreline? Well maybe your marriage is in the middle of a heavy current right now and you’ve lost [...]

Stay Afloat2018-02-23T13:01:18-04:00

Don’t Bail


Don't Bail I drove through one of those big puddles recently that appear after an extremely heavy rain. As I did, I felt at one point that the road had all but disappeared—like my car was floating along. Consider how this scenario can be like marriage. There may be times [...]

Don’t Bail2018-02-23T12:59:39-04:00

Do Less Not More


Do Less, Not More You’re hosting a party in your home and you’ve invited Jessica and her husband, Eric, whom you’ve known since college. You hesitated to include them because their behavior is often rude toward each other. You just now heard Jessica refer to Eric as an idiot—loud enough [...]

Do Less Not More2018-02-02T12:09:29-04:00

Breaking Through


Breaking Through Recently my wife and I had a disagreement over something that was absolutely silly. It escalated and went on for a day or so where we just seemed to stay sideways with each other. It wasn’t really a yelling match, it was more of a stay-on-your-own turf and [...]

Breaking Through2018-01-11T15:53:41-04:00

Where is your focus?


Where Is Your Focus? I have yet to meet the married couple that isn’t, when you get right down to the core of things, Mr. and Mrs. Fix-it. Despite whatever’s going right in their relationship, no doubt pay more attention to what’s damaged, what’s wearing thin, what’s never worked too [...]

Where is your focus?2017-12-20T16:15:41-04:00