The Elements of Transformation | Episode 197

Mark is back with me on the podcast today to help answer a question we hear often: “What makes the difference in people who are able to overcome difficult things?” This could be in regard to marriages that are restored or lives that experience growth and...

Becoming Unoffendable with Brant Hansen | Episode 196

What do you do when you are offended? Do you quickly let it go, or do you sit and ruminate on it? If you, like most people, tend to do the latter, it can create bitterness, resentment, and pent-up anger in your life and in your heart. Living in a place where we are...

The Freedom of 60: Discovering an Obligation-Free Life

I had a birthday a little over two weeks ago. It was a mile-marker birthday. When you’re born in 1964, you turn 60 in 2024. From an experience perspective, I feel like sixty. I’ve experienced a lot in my sixty years. From a physical perspective, I don’t feel like...

Waiting Well | Episode 155

Waiting is a natural part of the human experience. Each and every one of us will experience waiting numerous times throughout our lives. It may be waiting for physical healing, waiting for the prodigal to return home, waiting for relationships to mend or heal, waiting...

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...

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...

Becoming Confident & Secure with Donna Jones | Episode 84

Do you ever find yourself feeling like you don’t measure up? Or like everyone else has it together, but you don’t?  Or that you lack confidence? Or even that you are jealous of others? These feelings are actually common and they are tied to insecurities in our...

Healing From Painful Memories After Infidelity | #MarriageMonday

On today’s #MarriageMonday, I’m answering an email that was sent in about the difficult journey of healing from painful memories after infidelity. Sometimes there are photos, destinations, people, or other triggers that bring up strong emotions, often...

BONUS: How Fiction Can Grow Your Faith (with Tim Shoemaker)

We’re back with another bonus episode! These shorter episodes are always a fun way to bring you some extra podcast goodness as a way to say thank you for your support of this show. After recording this week’s episode with Tim Shoemaker (such a good one if...

Life on the Edge of Normal (A Life Update!) | Episode 67

Mark and I often get asked a lot of personal questions over social media, through email, or sometimes even in-person. They range from our relationship, marriage, parenting, hobbies, to the more personal side of our lives. So today we are doing something we’ve...