Author Archives: jmccolgin

Communication in a Pandemic

Being stuck in the same house for an extended period of time will try anyone’s nerves. It is critical for couples to maintain effective communication – especially during these times.

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Marriage during a Pandemic

We are in the throes of a global pandemic. Families are forced to self-quarantine, stay at home and practice social distancing. This is quite a disruption to most of our routines. Even the strongest of marriages will find themselves struggling … Continue reading

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Helping Your Marriage Survive the Corona Virus

Fear not, this is not a post filled with medical / social warnings. Nor is it post down-playing the significance of the current virus… There was a time in your relationship when you couldn’t wait to be alone with your … Continue reading

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How Hot is Your Marriage?

Everybody thinks they desire a “hot” relationship. Steamy, passionate, physical… These aren’t bad things, but are they sustainable? In this episode, learn how to create a bed of coals in your marriage that will keep your fire burning even amidst … Continue reading

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2020 Vision for Your Marriage

It’s a new year and a new decade. Time to create a vision for your marriage and focus on continuous improvement in your relationship. We’re planning a conference to help you do that.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Mehh… Valentine’s Day is a funny day for me. Lot’s of people come up to me or to Tara and want to know what we did to celebrate. After all – we are the quintessential, happily married couple, right? It’s … Continue reading

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2020 Vision for Your Marriage

It’s a new year and a new decade. Time to create a vision for your marriage and focus on continuous improvement in your relationship. We’re planning a conference to help you do that.

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Fall in Love Every Day

http://traffic.libsyn.com/shockingmarriage/Episode_8_Fall_in_Love_Every_Day_-_12-5-19_3.47_PM.mp3 In this busy holiday season, it is important to keep your marriage as a top priority. Hear how one couple intentionally falls in love everyday and makes the choice to keep their marriage strong. That’s one habit that leads … Continue reading

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Prioritizing Marriage

http://traffic.libsyn.com/shockingmarriage/Episode_7_Prioritizing_Marriage_-_11-14-19_4.54_PM.mp3 Your spouse should be the most important person in your life. So why is it that so many put them on the back burner of life when it comes to prioritizing time and money? In this episode, hear the … Continue reading

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Looking Forward

http://traffic.libsyn.com/shockingmarriage/Episode_6_Looking_Forward_-_11-7-19_4.25_PM.mp3 Marriages that are in distress spend all of their time looking backward, assigning blame and keeping score. Healthy marriages look forward with an ongoing effort to get to a better place. Hear how to accomplish that in your marriage … Continue reading

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