Are You Healthy?

Mark: Jill and I have been working hard on our No More Perfect Marriages book!   Our deadline to turn in the book is July 15. It’s release date is Feb 1, 2017!  We’re getting excited! Jill: Instead of our usual Marriage Monday today, we want you to hop...

It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

Donned in those fashionable surgical clothes, a cap over my hair, all jewelry removed, and a pen in hand to make an X over my right breast so the doctor is assured to work on the correct side, I face the unknown once again. She found it during a surveillance...

Managing Money in Marriage

Mark: Money. You gotta have it. You’ve gotta manage it. You’ve gotta talk about it. You’ve gotta learn how to make decisions about it together. Jill: We’ve certainly had plenty of financial frustration in our marriage and we know we’re not alone in that! Mark: Jill...

My Teenager’s Not Crazy? Are you Sure?!

Today’s post is from Hearts at Home conference speaker Jerusha Clark. When I saw Jerusha’s new book title, I knew some of you needed this encouragement so I asked her to write something just for us!  Do you have a teen or a pre-teen? Today’s words...

How To Talk About Sex Outside the Bedroom

Jill: “Sex….I could go the rest of my life without it!”  That was my sentiment early in our marriage. I was tired and just couldn’t muster the energy that lovemaking required. Mark: To say that Jill and I have been on opposite ends of the “desire” spectrum would be an...

4 Gifts Every Mom Needs For Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is upon us and if you haven’t thought about what you are going to do for mom, you may be looking for gift ideas.  Jewelry, flowers, and cards are wonderful gifts for any mom to receive, but I’d like to suggest some non-traditional gifts that...

Thank you, Mom!

Someone once asked me what the best advice was that I received from my mom.  I thought about the question a lot and I couldn’t think of specific advice I got from my mom. What I realized is that my mom offered “advice” simply by being someone worth following. My mom...

The Grace Card

Mark: Last weekend Jill and I were spent from the National Hearts at Home conference in Peoria where nearly 4100 moms got their batteries recharged. Jill: It’s a big weekend for our family and the older we get the more it saps our energy. Needless to say there...

Did You Know There Are 8 Ways You Can Be Smart?

Dr. Kathy Koch, founder of Celebrate Kids, is a Hearts at Home favorite speaker. We try to have different speakers every year but Dr. Koch is a back-by-popular-demand speaker for sure! (We’re offering walk-in registration for the National conference this weekend...