4 Ways To Repair Broken Trust In Your Marriage

2020-04-22T18:49:23+00:00Relationships, Trust|

Married couples put so much time and effort into building and maintaining trust in each other that you’d think they could withstand anything life throws at them — including when one spouse’s trust in the other has been broken. But the reality is that even in the strongest of unions, trust is fragile. And once it’s broken trust is difficult to repair.   There are many ways for trust to be broken in a marriage. Some are big, and some aren’t. Yet they all feel massive. One spouse is caught continuously lying to the other A constant string of broken promises Infidelity or emotional cheating Not being there for your [...]

10 Surprising Ways to Increase Romance

2018-07-14T14:01:52+00:00Communication, Intimacy|

Romance is an interesting word. It conjures up all kinds of thoughts for both men and women: candlelight, soft music, longing looks. Some might even think of a walk in the park or a bike ride together. But no matter how you see it, romance is really the act of pursuing each other; it’s a longing to be with someone and acting in a way that makes that person desire to be with you. Romance before marriage is usually pretty easy—there were no kids to distract you, no pressures of finances to fight over, no annoying habits to live with. After marriage, these things start to eat away at your longing [...]

5 Essential Steps To Personal Transformation

2017-06-08T10:41:57+00:00Change, Identity|

What story are you telling yourself about yourself? Have you ever consciously thought about the self-talk you are creating? The story you tell yourself becomes what you believe, how you behave, and how you communicate who you are to others. Mike and I love Jim Gaffigan. He’s a master comedian and from what I’ve seen and heard, he’s a really funny husband/dad of 5 kids – who all live in an apartment in NYC. That’s enough material right there for several comedians I would guess. Jim has a wonderful bit about “myself.” It involves Jim going to the gym and seeing all the mirrors around the walls. Last thing he [...]

The How-To Guide for Work Talk vs. Heart Talk

2017-04-14T16:09:15+00:00Communication|

Do you ever find yourself trying to communicate with your spouse and they just aren’t hearing what you’re saying? It’s like we’re speaking two different languages! The old joke goes that a wife calls her husband around 4 in the afternoon and says, “Hey, can you pick up a gallon of milk?” Husband says, “Sure, it’s only about 8 lbs.” Waaa Waaa. What we have here is a clear miscommunication. There are two different languages we speak as couples.  Work Talk and Heart Talk. WORK TALK: Work Talk is the task oriented, schedule driven, let’s get stuff done kind of communication that can help make a weekly schedule. Work Talk [...]

6 Step Plan to Overcome the Overwhelm

2018-11-09T20:15:30+00:00Family|

Do you wonder how each week seems to end the same?  A massive amount of activity with work, chores, gym, errands, repairs, games, church, civic meetings, sports, lessons, house and yard work, wash, cooking, shopping, volunteering, parties, appointments and more.  You and your spouse using the Divide and Conquer method to try and control the chaos.  All this in hopes of sneaking in a “date” wedged somewhere between paying bills and taking the kids to the doctor for the 5th ear infection this year. Breathe – You’re normal and living in a typical American home.  The activities may be slightly different but the overwhelm is the same.  Feeling stretched and [...]

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