Are You Hinting and Hoping? | #MarriageMonday

Life is busy, and that can lead to effective communication being compromised. In today’s #MarriageMonday, we’re exploring how to let go of the “hinting and hoping” method of communication, and replace it with some better strategies. Mark: We...

A Crucial Ingredient for Change in Your Marriage | #MarriageMonday

Do you desire for transformation in your marriage? Deeper connection? Better communication? Adjustments in how you parent together? In today’s #MarriageMonday, we’re sharing one of the most important ingredients of change in a marriage. Mark: You know the...

What Happens at a Marriage Intensive? | Episode 104

One of the things Mark and I talk about quite a bit are the Marriage 2.0 Intensives we have the opportunity to host at our home in Normal, IL. However, one of the questions we often get is, What happens at a marriage intensive? That’s what we want to share with you on...

What Marriage Means to Me – 39 Years After I Do

When Mark and I first met and fell in love, we were walking on clouds. All it took was one look from the other and we tingled from the ends of our hair to the tips of our toes. We talked for hours about everything and about nothing. Every moment together felt like a...

The #1 Myth About Marriage Seminars | #MarriageMonday

Today I want to let you in on a little secret! I want to tell you the #1 myth people often have about marriage seminars (and honestly, marriage resources in general). But first I’ll start with a story… Earlier this spring, we were teaching our No More...

When Your Spouse Frustrates You | #MarriageMonday

Hi Jill, I need help. I get so angry at my husband for not perceiving potential consequences. He is handy, so he figures if he breaks something he can fix it, which he likely can. But this way of operating most often costs more money and time. This makes me angry....

How to Embrace Awkward to See True Change | #MarriageMonday

So often, couples are open to learning about new ways they need to grow and change. However, when it comes to implementing those changes, their interest falls flat. In today’s #MarriageMonday, we’re exploring why that is and how to change it! Mark: So many...

Affair Recovery: 7 Steps for Finding the Light After Darkness

Infidelity: it’s not something Mark and I ever thought would be part of our story, but it happened to us. And we healed. Now God is allowing us to bring hope and help to those who are walking a similar journey. If you’re here because you’ve discovered that your spouse...

Infidelity in Marriage: Risk Factors, Red Flags, and Recovery

My husband, Mark, and I have been married for 38 years now. In our nearly four decades together, we’ve made many beautiful memories and witnessed God do amazing things. We’ve ministered in churches across the U.S. (including the one Mark pastored for 20 years.)...

What Broken Trust Looks Like Outside of Infidelity | Episode 90

Did you know that there are more ways to break trust in a marriage than infidelity? Today, I have my hubby, Mark, joining me on the show, and we are going to be launching into a topic that we often explore in our marriage coaching: broken trust. While infidelity...

How to Rebuild Trust in a Relationship When You’ve Been Betrayed

Rebuilding trust after your spouse has betrayed you is hard — no matter the reason for the betrayal. Maybe your spouse lied to you. Maybe they left you out of an important financial decision and now you’re both suffering because of it. Maybe they’re addicted to...