Why is My Marriage So Hard?

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You are wondering: Why is my marriage so hard? (I’m going to get to this in a second, and you’ll need to hang with me here. I know that if your marriage is so hard you are grasping at anything, you’re going to want to read this AND stick it out to the bottom – […]

What God told me He wanted for Christmas…


I might be publicly asking the people with the white coats to show up this year by saying “God told me what He wanted for Christmas” – I mean, for some, “hearing from God” is akin to “being crazy” so feel free if you want to judge me that way. I don’t care because you […]

Can I trouble you for a prayer?

Honestly, I am floored by how quickly the days are moving. I have so much to tell you, and little time – but I would bet you are also trying to figure out summer with kids, driving people around, dealing with your garden, and trying to keep first things first. I love this, with regard […]

What You Want … 2014 Reader Survey Results

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We have the 2014 Reader Survey Results! And, if you keep reading til the end, you’ll find a free copy of the Small Group Leader Guide for The Respect Dare (Thomas Nelson, 2012) AND an opportunity for YOU! 🙂 In an effort to make sure I’m loving you the way you want to be loved […]

When Your Husband Is …

When your husband is what? I don’t even know what to call it. In danger? At risk of dying? 6:30am. He’s leaving for work. I watched him lift his uber-heavy computer backpack and cringed. How much does that weigh? Is it more than he’s allowed to lift? Will that be the thing that sends us […]

Got Sorrows?

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Throat tight, fiercely pounding heart throbs in my ears. Eyes wet. And that smell. Why do hospitals always have that smell? We walked silently to the elevator together after meeting with the doctor. I wasn’t sure I’d make it. My legs felt funny. Weak. Wobbly. I literally didn’t know what to say. How does one […]

Inside One Man’s Head… from Kyle Hargrove

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Alex and Blake had spent most of the day deer hunting, deep in the woods, and after a long, unfruitful hunt, were conversing in the semi-darkness around the campfire. Alex asked, “Blake, do you ever wonder why women take everything we say so personally?” Blake replied, “Yep, I do.” Alex then said, “Yesterday was her […]

3 Quick Ways to Save Your Marriage Today…

Dr. John Gottman has spent his life studying what REALLY works in marriage. He’s made a number of astounding discoveries, not the least of which is the reason counseling only works in turning around a marriage about 25% of the time: much of what we have been taught was not designed for a marriage application, […]