Navigating Conflict with Donna Jones | Episode 186

Conflict…it’s one of our favorite topics in the world. Just kidding! Most of us try to steer clear of conflict, and those of us who embrace it don’t always handle it in the healthiest ways. We’ve certainly all had moments where we looked back at how we handled a...

What to Do When Waiting with Tiarra Atkinson | Episode 185

If you’ve heard our marriage story, then you likely know that I believed our marriage could be restored even when Mark had checked out and was pursuing another relationship. This is often referred to as “standing for your marriage,” but it could also be described as a...

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...

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...

6 Truths for Living a Life Surrendered to God

Today, let’s talk a little bit about surrender, which is making sure Jesus is in the drivers’ seat of your life, leading and guiding your every step. Surrender is something Mark and I have actually shared quite a bit about before as it was such a huge part...

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...

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...