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5 Steps to a Shocking Marriage: #5

Step 5 – Be Prepared The Boy Scout motto is – Be Prepared. As an Eagle Scout myself, incorporating that motto has helped me across a variety of scenarios in my life. In a nutshell, this motto suggests that you … Continue reading

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5 Steps to a Shocking Marriage: #4

Step #4 – Set Goals A shocking marriage is one that improves over time. As we’ve already discussed, this doesn’t happen naturally, it takes prioritization and intentionality. Without a concerted effort to improve, marriages simply degrade over time. Anyone who … Continue reading

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5 Steps to a Shocking Marriage: #3

Step #3 – Set Priorities We saw in the first two steps that (1.) if you do nothing, your marriage will deteriorate and (2.) you need to be intentional in terms of focusing on your relationship to keep it strong. … Continue reading

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5 Steps to a Shocking Marriage: #2

Step 2 – Be Intentional We saw in Step 1 that it is important to realize that marriages will erode if they are not focused on and maintained. In this step, we look at the importance of being intentional in … Continue reading

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5 Steps to a Shocking Marriage – #1

Step 1 – Understand Entropy Entropy is a fancy word that comes out of the world of physics and thermodynamics. Put in its simplest terms – “Stuff that is in order now will over time fall into disorder”. In other … Continue reading

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Completion, Not Reflection

   I just had coffee with a single, female colleague that I had not seen in several months. After catching up on job stuff, she began to talk about a budding relationship that she is in. For the most part, … Continue reading

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Do Marriages Need a Gym?

  You probably know a person that after a health scare, began to focus on exercise, quit smoking or lost weight. Being faced with one’s mortality is a tremendous motivator for lifestyle change. It seems to me that we treat … Continue reading

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Marriages need Marriages

We do very little within our culture to celebrate or honor the institution of marriage. Sure, when a couple celebrates their Golden Anniversary (50 years of marriage) there’s typically a big to-do, but up until then all we see is … Continue reading

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When Being “Right” is “Wrong”

I was talking to a long-term, married couple the other day. I’ve not known them long, but they certainly appear to be in a shocking marriage. The wife was recounting a story of something that had occurred during the week.  … Continue reading

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Wake Up Call

It’s funny. I’ve been very focused on marriage of late. I have my first book at the publisher and I’m in the beginning stages of starting a marriage ministry at my church. I’ve beenresearching it, reading about it, looking at … Continue reading

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