How to Apologize Effectively and WW Linkup!

I grew up in a home where apologies were rarely extended or witnessed. We were a loving bunch, but somehow this important practice of acknowledging our sins and apologizing to each other was never clearly present, at least not in my view. Unfortunately, that also became true for my marriage in the early days. Gary […]

Are You Too Familiar with Your Spouse? And WW Linkup!

There’s something that’s sadly accurate about the old saying, “familiarity breeds contempt”—especially in marriage! When you live in close proximity to another human being for any length of time, you will inevitably feel friction and irritation at some point . . . especially if your spouse is abusive or insensitive in any way. But even […]

Beautifully Imperfect Video

Sometimes we take for granted those idiosyncrasies that make our marriage partners beautiful and special just to and for us. If you have allowed those to become points of frustration or irritation in your marriage, then I hope you’ll watch this poignant video to regain a bit of perspective.   What are some beautifully imperfect […]

Can a perfect God “fill my cup”? Video

Here in the U.S., Thanksgiving is fast approaching! And before we know it, the Christmas season will push Thanksgiving right on out of the way! With all that “pushing, shoving, and stuffing” heading your way, you’ll need to listen as Beth turns her attention from sloppy marriage expectations to sloppy “family” expectations and frustrations. Even with […]

Expecting Too Much Conversation from Your Man? Video

I’m continuing in my video series about sloppy expectations in marriage. So sit back with your “cup of Joe” and join me for our third installment!   What are some of the sloppy or unrealistic expectations you’ve pressured your spouse to do for you?   How has accepting your spouse’s God-given wiring improved your relationship with […]

Love me warts and all? Video

Today we’re continuing in our video series on the sloppy expectations we all have in marriage. Check this one out to see what Christ’s love and acceptance should look like …     What false ideas did you feel were “Christ-like attitudes or behaviors” that you imposed on your spouse?   What do you think balancing […]

12 Ways We Push Our Spouses Away and WW Link Up!

Very often we push our spouses away without even knowing we’re doing it on a conscious level. Sadly, I’m just as guilty of clinging to many of these “12 Ways” as you might be. In fact, I’d be better off telling you which ones I don’t struggle with, than to name the long list of […]

Marriage Mistake #9 – Forgive My Spouse Only If It Feels Right

You know the old saying, “To err is human and to forgive divine?” Well, that’s certainly been a truth that was lost on me for many years. In fact, I fell more into the “Oprah Camp” that said, “Listen to your heart or feelings.” But when I did this early on in my marriage, it […]