3 Ways to Align Your Goals as a Couple | #MarriageMonday

On today’s #MarriageMonday, we’re talking about how to create goals with your spouse and how to align your individual goals as a couple as you look to the future. Jill: Between the two of us, Mark has always been more of the dreamer while I tend to be more of a...

The “Plan the Holidays” Date | #MarriageMonday

Jill: It’s that time of year again. Christmas music is starting to play as tons of decor hits the store shelves. Mark: As the calendar begins to fill up with Thanksgiving meals, office parties, and plans to visit extended family around Christmas, it can be difficult...

Your Guide to Attachment Styles | #MarriageMonday

Did you know that your attachment style will determine how you form relationships, interact with others, and respond to conflict? We talk about attachment styles often because it was the number one thing that helped us understand how we relate to one another within...

7 Negative Actions That Can Hurt Your Marriage | #MarriageMonday

Mark: When Jill and I look back at what contributed to the dark season in our marriage, we found that it wasn’t the big things that made a difference. It was actually the little things that simmered under the surface. These things began an unraveling that gained...

6 Common Things We Hear in Marriage Coaching | #MarriageMonday

Mark: Jill and I developed our marriage ministry because we wanted to use our own marriage pain and healing work to help others, and boy did we get a huge number of requests once we started offering marriage coaching. Jill: You know, we’ve received hundreds of...

Dear Frustrated: When You Want to Change Your Spouse

Dear Mark and Jill,  I don’t like to be late to anything, and especially not to church. When I realize we’ll be late, my energy is zapped, I get frustrated and shut down. My spouse, on the other hand, is less concerned with being on time. This has been a...

What Our Uganda Trip Reminded Us About Marriage | #MarriageMonday

Jill: If you’ve been following us on Instagram and Facebook or seen some of our past blog posts, then you know that we recently traveled to Uganda to minister to the marriages of pastors there. Mark: We were also able to teach on relationships at Uganda Christian...

How to Know If You’re Ready to Rebuild Trust | #MarriageMonday

Jill: Mark and I often say that we have been married for 39 years—29 of them happily. Mark: That’s right. In the 10 unhappy years, our marriage was a mess in many ways. You wouldn’t have thought it looking in from the outside because we were doing everything “right.”...

7 Questions to Ask Your Spouse Approaching Summer | #MarriageMonday

Jill: You know, summer is one of my favorite seasons. The sun is out, I get to tend to my garden, and I love getting to enjoy time with our grandchildren while they are on school break. Mark: I do as well. Along with summer, though, comes busy schedules, BBQs to...