When You Don’t Like Your Story with Sharon Jaynes | Episode 33

So many of us don’t like the story God is writing in our lives. Circumstances that are out of our control often take over our thinking and hold us back. So how do we come to grips with the pieces of our story we wish weren’t there? How do we silence the...

An Honest Conversation About Sex with Jennifer Degler | Episode 25

A heads-up: As the title of the episode suggest, we’ll be talking openly about sex in this conversation. If you’re around little ears in any way, you’ll probably want to use headphones. 🙂 Are you and your husband at opposite ends of the spectrum when...

How to Love Someone Who’s Hard to Love | Episode 20

Do you have someone in your life who’s difficult to love? It might be a sister-in-law, a sibling, a friend, neighbor, or co-worker. It could be a hard family season and your hard-to-love person is your spouse or even one of your children. When our marriage went...

Hope for the Undone Life with Michele Cushatt | Episode 16

At times, life is unfair. Sometimes we go through pain–physical, emotional, and relational. Loss and grief become real.  Life unravels and comes “undone” in a way we never imagined. There’s no one better to talk about the undone life than my...

Why You Need To Forgive Every Single Day | Episode 9

Have you ever learned the value of forgiving in real time? It can be a game-changer for your relationships. Most of the time we think of forgiveness as something needed for big things that break trust. On this episode of the No More Perfect Podcast my husband and I...

How to Rebuild Trust in a Relationship | Episode 6

How do you rebuild trust when it’s broken? In this episode, Mark and I tackle the question we’re asked ALL. THE. TIME. We’re digging into rebuilding trust in a variety of relationships…not just marriage. After all, we deal with broken trust in...

Lessons Learned From An Imperfect Marriage | Episode 3

Every marriage has a story. Ours is no exception. I was so excited to sit down with Mark to share a bit about our journey as well as how we went from Mark and Jill 1.0 to Mark and Jill 2.0. There’s no denying that over the years we have had lots of ups and...

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...

What Is Your Response to Conflict?

Mark: Conflict handled without care can bring out the worst in us. Unless we’re intentional about responding rather than reacting, we can end up with a mess to clean up. Jill: It’s rare that we both haven’t contributed to the mess in some way. So we...

The Top Books That Influenced Our Marriage

Jill: We’re often asked what the top books are that we read for our marriage.  To be honest, initially I was the reader in the relationship.  I would summarize to Mark what I’d read. In fact, I actually wrote my Is There Really Sex After Kids book that...