Find out how Doug broke his glasses and we explore the battle we have with our emotions and thoughts.
We discuss how the pregnancy is going and our latest house project before we dive into the topic of what we think about and the words we choose to use.
This week we reveal how we did on our May challenges and encourage you to remember the reason you married your spouse and to call out the positive instead of focusing on the areas that bother you.
This week we talk about some of the challenges from last week and how Kerry is feeling. We also talk about what you should do once you acknowledge that your marriage is not working and you do not know where to start.
On this episode we discuss what Sabbath looks like in our house and it created a really great family day. We also provide an update on how we are doing on our challenges for this month. We spent a little extra time on the subject of being on the same page with our spouse and some keys to success in this important area.
This week we talk about why we did not post anything last week. Spoiler, we are still getting everything figured out. We talk about areas of communication that cause conflicts in marriage, and we discuss our May food budget challenge.
Kerry shares what the Lord is teaching her about dealing with hurt in relationships, and we both talk about how to communicate with each other when the Holy Spirit bring up a subject to just one of you. We also ask for feedback on upcoming episodes as we draw closer to our 20th anniversary. Don’t forget to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments or questions.
This week we talk about what we learned from our midwife, why we are a CrossFit family, and we answer our first listener question about how we communicate in the midst of conflict and a growing family.
This week we talk about what letting God plan our family means to us, why we are using a midwife, and why Bubbles is a grape.
One of the greatest lies you will tell yourself is “I do not need to tell anybody; I can handle this myself.” The lie even extends to include “God and I can handle this.” Isolation is a poisonous choice that needs to be faced. When you decide to manage a problem by yourself you are inviting a dangerous habit to become part of your spiritual walk. No one enjoys exposing the worst parts of ourself to others and it feels natural to keep it hidden. We think that if we share our struggle it will lead to guilt and separation, but in fact the opposite occurs. Keeping it to ourself always leads to guilt, separation, and bondage.
Relationships are too valuable to risk for a joke.
Marriage is not fair, and if the equation 50%+50%=100% sums up your maximum effort in marriage you will never reach the solution to your problem.
We’ve all had those days where we wake up just stewing about life, our husbands, our kids, our boss. Even if you’re generally a positive person, you see fault in everything around you and become convinced you’re the only one who can do it right. Or, on the flip side, you wake up and just can’t get on top of the day, nothing is going right, you have a fight with your husband, kids have a melt down on the way to school or you arrive at work and are immediately met with criticism and “just do it over again!” You become convinced that you can’t do anything right. It goes both ways.
There’s one question I’m ask more than any other. Whether it’s a public setting or coffee with a friend, people ask ‘what advice would you give someone who’s struggling in her marriage?’ Of course, there’s no one size fits all for handling problems in marriage. What I’ve learned in this second chapter of our marriage, as our relationship has been transformed, as we’ve been transformed, is to take my frustrations to the Lord first and allow Him to work in the situation, before I act in any way.
Being married and doing life with another human being is so hard and so messy sometimes. Please tell me more.” I can listen. My responses may not change your situation, but I can listen, hug and pray.