parenting

694: 6 PILLARS OF INTIMACY AND PARENTING

“It’s not what you do for your child, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.” —Ann Landers Have you ever stopped and wondered about what you are learning about The 6 Pillars of Intimacy isn’t just affecting your marriage? As you become intentional and take…
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extraordinary marriage

HAVING AN EXTRAORDINARY MARRIAGE IS MORE THAN LUCK

It might incline you to give “luck” credit for all the extraordinary marriages out there. An extraordinary marriage is about more than just luck. A long-lasting marriage requires two people who are intentional and take action to strengthen their pillars of intimacy. This means both parties are willing to work through the problems that arise…
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always

690: ALWAYS OR NEVER STATEMENTS

“Always and never are two words that you should always remember never to use.” —Wendell Johnson Two words that can stop you in your tracks… always and never. Even as you say them, you may realize that they are some of the most common words we speak.
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making marriage simple

688: MAKING MARRIAGE SIMPLE AGAIN

“Never overlook the power of simplicity.” —Robin Sharma Marriage begins with a couple who love one another, have hope for the future and a desire to build a life together. It all starts with a beautiful wedding. All of it planned down to the smallest detail, no matter how big or small the wedding may…
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name calling

686: STOP THE NAME CALLING

“Don’t mix bad words with your bad mood. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to change your mood but you’ll never get the opportunity to change the words you spoke.” —Anonymous Often, couples have nicknames for each other. Sweet names like “honey” or “babe”. But then there are those words and names that leave lingering negative…
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cast vision

684: CAST VISION TO MAKE THIS YOUR BEST YEAR YET

“A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it’s an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.” —Rosabeth Kanter It’s here! A brand new year full of promise and expectation. Where will you be at the end of this year? What will have happened in your marriage this…
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leave behind

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO LEAVE BEHIND

New Year’s resolutions aren’t all they are cracked up to be, are they? Most agree that starting off a new year with expectations, and things you’ll be “resolute” about, is as smart as not being fully stocked with TP during a pandemic. But year after year, you make them. All those big promises. Eat better.…
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breakthrough

683: BELIEVING FOR BREAKTHROUGH

“What the new year brings to you depends a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” —Vern McLellan This week is an in-between week. In between Christmas and New Year’s. In between this year and next year. The in between an ending and a beginning.
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