The Gift of Mental Health with Michelle Nietert | Episode 23

Is it possible to have a restful holiday season? It is if you learn to give yourself and others the gift of mental health. Too often mental health is viewed from a negative perspective instead of a positive one. In the same way that we need to pursue physical health,...

Are You Spiritually Fit? | Episode 22

In the past ten years I’ve walked through a breast cancer diagnosis and 8 months of treatment, my husband’s infidelity, and our adopted son’s mental health issues which included several suicide attempts. There were many days I just wanted to pull the...

Caring for Caregiving Families

I first learned about Jolene Philo when I was managing the physical and mental health care of our adopted son during his tumultuous teen years. He was in and out of psych wards after multiple suicide attempts and I was exhausted. Jolene’s resources brought hope...

A Relationship Worth Fighting For

Mark: We recently did a Dive Deep Interview with Beth and Jeff McCord for our No More Perfect Date Night members. It was such a fabulous interview that we decided to ask Beth if she would provide a Marriage Monday blog post about the enneagram and how it can help your...

Mom Grief and the Empty Nest

It had been the last summer with everyone home. Our eldest was in Mexico for her first week as a missionary. Our second oldest was back on campus for his senior year of college. Our college freshman was settling into his first week at the university, and our youngest,...

Five Red Flags Your Marriage May Be Destructive

Our #MarriageMonday posts are written to help couples dig deeper, connect intentionally, and to become more tuned into the everyday challenges and realities of marriage. But what if you’re dealing with something more? What if you’re in a toxic...

Marriage Coaching

What is Marriage Coaching? Marriage coaching is the process of counseling the individuals in a marriage in order to better manage frequent struggles of the relationship. This process requires one to recognize the current hardships of the relationship in order to, over...

My Breast Cancer Journey

Four years ago this week my life changed when breast cancer became a part of my vocabulary.  It had been a part of my extended family’s vocabulary for some time because my aunt, my mom, and my grandmother had all received breast cancer diagnoses before I did. We...

The Gift of Peace of Mind

Last weekend I learned about a gift my friend Jody Antrim had given her grown children at Christmas. I loved the idea of it so much that I asked Jody if she would share about it here on my blog! No matter what season of life you’re in, this gift can inspire you...

Are You Healthy?

Mark: Jill and I have been working hard on our No More Perfect Marriages book!   Our deadline to turn in the book is July 15. It’s release date is Feb 1, 2017!  We’re getting excited! Jill: Instead of our usual Marriage Monday today, we want you to hop...

My Teenager’s Not Crazy? Are you Sure?!

Today’s post is from Hearts at Home conference speaker Jerusha Clark. When I saw Jerusha’s new book title, I knew some of you needed this encouragement so I asked her to write something just for us!  Do you have a teen or a pre-teen? Today’s words...

Depression and Marriage

Mark: January was a rough month for me. My construction business slowed down, winter closed in, and the darkness of depression returned. I felt like God was a million miles away. Jill: I knew Mark was struggling. We talked about it but I didn’t know how to help...