forgive me

705: WILL YOU FORGIVE ME

“Asking for and receiving forgiveness from another person takes courage.” —Jan Dargatz Forgiveness is one of those words that gets put out there a lot, and yet what does it really look like in a marriage? What does it look like to be the one to ask for forgiveness? To go beyond saying I’m sorry…
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communicate your expectations

703: IDENTIFY AND COMMUNICATE YOUR EXPECTATIONS

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” —Bernard Shaw Like so many, you may have come into marriage with expectations. We all have expectations. From sex to kids to spending money to where you’re going on date night, they are there. When those expectations aren’t identified (discontent, frustration…
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broken trust

701: ACTIVELY REBUILDING BROKEN TRUST

“Trust is earned when actions meet words.” —Chris Butler There are a lot of conversations that happen around broken trust and a lot of powerful emotions that are associated with trust being broken. When trust is broken in your marriage, you no longer have the firm belief in the reliability, truth or strength of your…
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breakthrough

700: BELIEVING FOR A BREAKTHROUGH

“In order for you to have your breakthrough you must first go through.” —Anonymous Perseverance is so important in life. From the big things like marriage to all those “little things” that you encounter along the way. It’s so easy to forget all that goes into a successful marriage. But having the courage to expose…
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roommate cycle

699: BREAK THE ROOMMATE CYCLE

“It’s time to break the cycle. It’s time to heal. It’s time to grow.” —Anonymous Divvying up the bills and the chores. Describing each other as great parents or co-parents.
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i do

5 REASONS TO SAY “I DO” AGAIN

The years have passed since you and your spouse first said, “I do.” There have been amazing times and some tough ones too. It doesn’t matter if you are celebrating your 1st anniversary or celebrating your 15th, 20th, or 30th anniversary. Marriage has been an adventure for you both. As you look back on your…
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complain

695: DO YOU COMPLAIN OR DO YOU CELEBRATE

“Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining.” —Theodore Roosevelt We’ve all had seasons where it seems like everything is a complaint and truthfully, the marriage isn’t very fun when that’s the case. Whether you complain about your spouse or you celebrate them, you’re affecting your emotional intimacy and likely at least…
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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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