Being Different TOGETHER

  Someone once said, “You may never think alike, but you can work to think TOGETHER.” Those are wise words! As a matter of fact, they’ve inspired us many times to work to bridge our differences instead of erecting emotional walls that can separate us in our marriage. It’s a Read More…

Apologies That Make a Positive Difference

All apologies are NOT created equal. Just because you apologize, it doesn’t mean the receiver feels you “get it” so they hold back. And that is not healthy for your marriage. So, in this Marriage Insight we deal with apologies that can make a positive difference in your marriage.

Enjoying the Sabbath in Your Marriage

  Do you and your spouse make the time each week to rest—to take a Sabbath rest together? Do you make it a priority to set aside one day out of your busy week just to stop and “chill out?” If we were asked these questions several years back, we Read More…

Where Did the Fun Go in Our Marriage?

  If you’re like Cindy and me (Steve) you sometimes encounter so much serious “stuff” during different seasons of your life together that you wonder if things will ever lighten up. Where did the fun go? Will it ever come back? Sometimes life is hard, but we refuse to wallow Read More…

Are Your Friends Helping Hurting Your Marriage?

“…what a man is really like is shown by the kinds of friends he chooses.” (Proverbs 27:19) Cindy and I (Steve) also believe that a marriage is shown by the kinds of friends we choose. We’ve come to realize that our “friends” can either strengthen our marriage or they can Read More…

Do You Need Fresh Air in Marriage Relationship?

Have you ever been in a stuffy room and find yourself needing a breath of fresh air? All you can think about is how badly you just need to take a breath of clean, fresh air! Well, sometimes our marriages need a “breath of fresh air,” too. If we’re all Read More…

Creatively Reframing Our Marriages

Reframing our marriages is probably a new concept for many of us…it was for Cindy and me. But we came to understand how important this concept is to have a good and healthy marriage. In this Podcast we can help you find new ways to solve problems and make decisions Read More…

De-escalating Fights in Marriage

If Cindy and I (Steve) are going to be transparent with you we did not fight in healthy ways earlier in our marriage. In fact, our approach was quite toxic. It was all about “winner take all.” Does that ring familiar with how you and your spouse argue? If so, Read More…

Lies We Believe That are Marriage Killers

We are confronted by lies every day. Our culture lies to us, advertisers lie to us; we even lie to ourselves. One of the shakiest lies people grab onto is the fairytale ending where it reads: “And they all lived happily ever after.” Sounds great, doesn’t it? You fall in Read More…

Simple Communication Tools In Marriage

How good are you at mind reading? How about your spouse? If your anything like Cindy and me (Steve), you find mind reading a really frustrating experience. Why? Because it’s impossible. And this is just one of a myriad of Communication problems that are listed as one of the top Read More…