Affair Recovery–You Can Come Out Stronger!

Infidelity: it’s not something we 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 the bottom has just dropped...

The Gift of Selflessness

Mark: Saturday night Jill and I watched the movie Call of the Wild with Harrison Ford.  We were both surprised that the animals in the movie weren’t real but rather CGI (Computer Generated Imagery). Jill asked me about ten minutes in if I was enjoying it. I...

A Letter From God On Your Wedding Day

June 25, 1983 Dear Mark and Jill, Today you are bringing your lives together through marriage. This is a relationship I have brought together for a purpose but you don’t understand that yet. You have stars in your eyes and no understanding of how I will use marriage...

When Anger Hurts Your Marriage

Jill: Over the past two months, we’ve found that anger is a recurring theme with many of the couples we are coaching. For some it’s always been there and for others, the quarantine life is increasing or introducing anger. Mark: In our early years, my anger...

Why Scheduling Sex Can Be Important For Your Marriage

The young mom on the other end of the phone poured out her frustrations. She desired sex, but her husband could care less. As the parents of five, all under the age of six, they rarely found time for each other outside the bedroom, let alone inside. She confessed that...

Do You Demonize to Rationalize?

Jill: Believe it or not, when a marriage starts to experience distance it usually starts with our thoughts. Mark: When I look back on my part of our marriage crisis nine years ago, my thinking was hurting our marriage BIG TIME. I ruminated in my mind all kinds of...

Why Courage Is Needed In Marriage

Mark: I love woodworking. It’s a hobby and a skill I’ve enjoyed my entire life. When it comes to fixing houses, I am a natural craftsman. I know what to do and I usually know what tool I need. Jill: Mark is amazing as a handyman and builder. I usually...

What Ruts Are Hurting Your Marriage?

Mark: Several years ago, Jill and I and our son Austin traveled to Yellowstone National Park. On our way there, we stopped at a historical site where you can actually see the Oregon Trail. You see, so many wagons traveled the Oregon Trail that it indented the land and...

Welcome Family Life Listeners!

Did you catch the Family Life radio programs? If you’re here because you connected with the recent programs on Family Life…welcome! I’m so glad you’re stopped by! We talked about three different subject on the three days of programming. If...

How To Pray Together As a Couple

Mark: I confess that praying together is not something Jill and I have always done well. As a pastor, I could pray with just about anyone except my wife. Why is that? Fear of judgment. My own lies in my head. My fear of disappointing and not doing it right. Those are...