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Confidence over Comfort

While we want to be comfortable around our spouse, it’s important to realize that it is a fine line between comfort and complacency. Continue reading

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Look past the words…

Look beyond the words spoken, to the heart of the person saying them. Continue reading

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There is now Here

I had an epiphany this morning. (I love the word epiphany – it is clearly a $5 word). I am an inherently impatient person. I’m the guy that when he plans a vacation would almost always prefer to fly – I … Continue reading

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No Marriage is Perfect

  I work with people in various levels of marital distress. I like to think that I provide them with Godly counsel and practical advice on how to make their situation better. But the key here is the word – “better”. … Continue reading

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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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