Videos, Vlog

Video: What if I’m Unhappy In My Marriage?

In this video we address the marriage myth that says “If I’m unhappy in my marriage, maybe I should get a divorce?” From what we have found, happiness is best viewed as a result and not an end in itself for a Christ-centered marriage. We may experience times of tension and frustration. When these times arise, we need to see them as times to sharpen…

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For Women, Love, Priorities, Relationships

Proverbs 31 Woman

These past few weeks I’ve been spending time reading and absorbing Proverbs 31. Yes, the famous chapter in the bible about how to be a Godly, virtuous woman. Growing up in the Christian community, I’ve heard sermon after sermon about how to be a “Proverbs 31” woman. Needless to say, it was a chapter that I was almost too familiar with. If you read the…

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Communication, For Men, For Women, Love

How do you respond when the pressure’s on?

This past week Ryan and I flew up to Washington for a friend’s wedding. For the past 3 weeks leading up to this trip, I had it planned that our departure time to fly home to Cali was 6:30pm Tuesday. Well, this was a first – it was 11:02am, the Tuesday of our departure and I was trying to check-in to our flight on my computer.

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Challenges, For Men, For Women, Leadership, Priorities

Becoming the Good Soil

“Don’t assume you are the good soil.”  Those words written by Francis Chan smacked me in the face like a Louisville Slugger. We all hear multitudes of Christian rhetoric every day… sound bytes designed to inspire and motivate. But Francis’ question made me pause and wonder: “Am I good soil?” Christ’s words exist for a greater purpose than adding pep in your step – his words are…

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Accountability, Commitment, For Women, Love, Sex & Intimacy

Handle With Care: Wives dealing with pornography in their marriage

As wives, how should we respond to this battle of pornography? More specifically, how do we deal with our husband’s struggle? First of all, it’s no longer his struggle, it’s our struggle. Being Christians and remaining abstinent until we were married, sex wasn’t an issue being newlyweds. It was frequent and awesome – our marriage was, for lack of a better term, GREAT! But as Ryan mentioned in his…

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Accountability, For Men

Fight Sexual Addiction Like a Man

“We need to stop treating pornography like a fly at the picnic and start treating it like a viper in the bedroom.” Men, it’s time we live with character, courage, and conviction that are unshakeable. It’s time to live without secrets, in complete transparency. The most taboo area of secrecy for husbands is sexual addiction – i.e. pornography addiction. As men, we cannot afford to…

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