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...

15 Ways to Have Fun In Your Marriage | #MarriageMonday

Do you ever feel like you and your spouse are just going through the motions in marriage? Or like you don’t have as much fun together as you did when you were dating? You’re not alone. Today, we’re sharing a few ideas for how to bring back the fun in...

Does Your Marriage Need a Remodel? | #MarriageMonday

It’s normal to need to renovate aspects of your marriage. As imperfect human beings, we all have areas we need to work on, and areas we can improve on to increase connection with our spouse. In today’s #MarriageMonday, we’re covering 5 steps you can...

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...

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...

Spring Cleaning for Your Marriage | #MarriageMonday

On today’s #MarriageMonday, we’re talking about clutter. Specifically, cleaning up some of the “clutter” that can so easily accumulate in our marriages over time. Jill: It’s spring cleaning time! Here in Illinois, it’s finally...

How to Put Love Into Action with Becky Kopitzke | Episode 85

If someone asked if you wanted to make a difference in the world, I imagine your answer would be an enthusiastic, “Yes!” However, the truth is we often get caught up in work demands, home responsibilities, cranky attitudes, challenging people, and exhaustion. All of...

25 Conversation Starters for Your Marriage | #MarriageMonday

Jill: I’ve got a question for you: When was the last time you and your spouse talked? Not about the kids’ grades, your family schedule, or who’s taking the kids to basketball practices. Really talked, listening to one another’s dreams and...