How Past Trauma Might be Affecting Your Marriage Today

The following is adapted from Marriage in the Middle, by Dorothy Littell Greco. Copyright (c) 2020. Published by InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL. www.ivpress.com Traumatic experiences affect every aspect of life and all of our relationships— perhaps most notably our marriage.  It’s not a question of if you or your spouse have experienced trauma. It’s more a question of to what degree and have the…

You Love Your Phone More Than You Love Me!

Do you ever feel like you’re competing for your spouse’s attention? And your competition is… their phone? This is such a tricky subject to broach— mostly, I think, because we’ve all become rather attached to these little screens. They entertain, soothe, delight, and engage us with little-to-no pushback.  People, on the other hand, generally require a bit more from us. I want to tell you…

Dealing with Selective Hearing

There are three types of selective hearing, all of which have the same result: poor communication. Today we talked through the common ways couples fall into selective hearing habits and cover tangible ways to break the habits in their relationship. We hope this episode helps you! Our new marriage learning project ~~Gospel Centered Marriage~~ is now open for enrollment! It’s a great way to build…

Out of the Dust (Chris and Stephanie Teague) (Replay)

This week we are reposting an interview that we shared back in 2019. Chris and Stephanie Teague have an incredible story of brokenness and God’s powerful restoration when it seemed impossible. We hope it blesses you!

3 Things I Know Now: An Open Letter to Abandoned Spouses

You know how big experiences in your life can be forever tied to a date on the calendar, especially those traumatic ones you’d rather not be reminded of year after year? January 21st is that date for me. That was the day in 2010 when my husband told me, “I don’t believe in God anymore, and I don’t want to be married anymore.” Those 14…

7 Steps to Confronting Your Husband About Pornography Use

This excerpt is taken from Aftershock: Overcoming His Secret Life with Pornography: A Plan for Recovery by Joann Condie with Geremy Keeton. More information on the book and other helpful resources can be found at the end of the post. One day—either today or several years ago—you learned that your husband has used pornography, and that may, or may not, have led to other unfaithful…

Reconciled: An Excerpt from Francine Rivers

  The following is an excerpt adapted from Francine Rivers’ devotional A Path to Redeeming Love: A Forty Day Devotional.    My husband, Rick, and I have known one another since fifth grade. We went out once during our freshman year of high school and then dated others while remaining good friends. When I was in my senior year of college and Rick was serving as…

Wonderfully Made

You and your spouse are both uniquely one-of-a-kind, wonderfully made, and immensely valuable. Could you say this about your spouse at the moment? Did you believe it when you first committed to doing life together? Do you still believe it now? Especially if you’re in the middle of a grinding-it-out season in your marriage? We were stuck going nowhere When it feels like you just…

Lead Me (Matt Hammitt of Sanctus Real)

Matt Hammitt had performed his hit song, “Lead Me,” almost a thousand times. And every time he sang, the lyrics echoed the voices of his own family. His marriage was strained. His kids were growing up without him. Matt’s good intentions could no longer sustain his family; he needed to be a man of action. Yet even as he told his Sanctus Real bandmates that…

The Warfare of Prayer

Everyone knows marriage has incredible highs and very frustrating (and difficult) lows. In today’s episode, we shared how we’ve been in a prolonged “funk” lately but have found a path forward through prayer. Listen in as we discuss the miracle of prayer for believers and practical ways you can make praying a part of your ongoing battle strategy in your fight for a God-honoring, flourishing…