Desperate Marriage Myth #3 – Only Have 2 Options

The third myth in our Desperate Marriages series is – I have only two options, resigning myself to a life of misery or getting out of the marriage. This myth hangs on the coattails of last week’s post, Desperate Marriage Myth #2, People Cannot Change. Since you’ve determined that you and/or your spouse cannot change, […]

Desperate Marriage Myth #2 – People Cannot Change

Today we’re continuing on in our series, “Desperate Marriages” with the second common myth … People cannot change. Let’s use the example of a spouse getting caught in an affair. After you’ve threatened to divorce him, he straightens up and promises to cut all ties with the other woman. The false belief that “people cannot […]

5 Ways Remorse Can Set You Free!

  In the U.S. we’re all gearing up to celebrate the 4th of July, our nation’s Independence Day. But there’s another type of freedom you may need to pursue and claim. Do you: Struggle to let go of the regrets you have regarding past “messes” you’ve made? Continually feel responsible for the pain and consequences […]

4 Signs You’re on the Wrong Track

Have you ever gotten lost? In the pre-GPS days, you could end up really wandering way off course. Been there, done that! It’s a scary feeling, especially if your wandering leaves you in dangerous territory. Yep! Been there, done that too! In the many years I’ve been a counselor and life-coach, or for that matter, […]

5 Lies about Conflict

  I’ve never really liked conflict. But I’ve also embraced certain lies about conflict in my past that have colored the way I feel about conflict. Now that God has revealed the truth to me about these lies, I have a better understanding about conflict. Allow me to share 5 Lies about Conflict … 1.  […]

The Blessing of a Health Scare

The “Share Your Story” for May is byKim Hall who blogs at Too Darn Happy   My husband and I were blissful spenders. While we didn’t take on lots of debt, we also didn’t have an emergency fund. The sad reality is that for years we were completely unaware of how close we regularly walked up […]

You Always Have a Choice

This is something that I often forget when the heat is on. I feel like I need to step in and take control of the “wall” I’ve just hit. I think that by wagging my boney finger in that walls face, it will move or, better yet, bow to my commanding voice! I think that […]

Making the Hard Choices

Lately I’ve been feeling discouraged about my daily tendency to repeat certain sins. I often let pride, fear and selfishness reign instead of reaching out for and clinging to God. I’ve noticed it in the smallest of details in my day. Not just choosing wrong actions, but dwelling on sinful thoughts like they’re a melting […]

M Trifecta: Messy Married Mom

Written by Stacey MicklevitzMessy Marriage Team Member I bear the burden of being a Messy Married Mom. You know the type. My marriage isn’t always perfect, and my kids aren’t always perfect. Maintaining a fulfilling married relationship with my husband, Bryan is difficult enough on its own.  Add two tots to the mix, and the […]

5 Texts You Should Never Send Your Spouse

This past weekend, my husband and I had the privilege of attending our church’s annual marriage retreat. Our guest speaker was Doug Fields,* an amazing communicator and family man. He reminded us that technology has connected us with our world, while very often disconnecting us from our spouses. So in that spirit, here’s my advice […]