10 Ways to Connect With Your Spouse This Summer | #MarriageMonday

Jill: Can you believe that summer is here? The days are getting longer and hotter, and our summer calendar is already starting to fill up with baseball games, pool parties for the grandkids, and projects around our 100-year-old farmhouse. Mark: Despite a busy...

13 Books for Every Season of Life in Marriage and Parenting

Life is an adventure, isn’t it? (That’s definitely an understatement!) At some point or another, we all need some support through the highs and lows of what the journey of life includes. Sometimes you find yourself in circumstances you never expected. Your...

God is in the Resurrection Business: What That Means For You

“God is in the resurrection business.” This is a phrase Mark and I love to say, and for good reason! Throughout our lives, we have seen God restore relationships between family members, provide healing from addiction and past hurts, and turn lives around completely....

“Dear Mark and Jill, My Marriage Feels Stale” | #MarriageMonday

Dear Mark and Jill, Thanks for taking the time to read this. I’m reaching out because I’d love your advice. I’m married to a wonderful man and we have 2 great kids, ages 12 and 15. We’ve made it through a lot in our marriage and we are very committed to each other....

Love the Real, Not the Dream | #MarriageMonday

Jill: When we were first married, I started making plans for Mark’s birthday for the first time as a married couple. I made plans the only way I knew how: with a homemade cake and having family over for dinner. Mark: This was a sweet gesture, however, my family always...

4 Topics We Discuss Each Week in Our Marriage

What’s one of the top practices to create a strong marriage? Believe it or not, team meetings! As a married couple, you are one team and that team can’t function well if you don’t have team meetings. A team meeting in your marriage is a dedicated time where you...

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...

4 Intimacy Builders for a Healthy Marriage | #MarriageMonday

“…It is not good for the man to be alone…” (Genesis 2:18) Jill: Did you know that God created you for sex, intimacy, and connection? It was His idea! Did you know that He finds it beautiful and pleasing that a married man and woman would experience this ultimate...

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...

All Things Marriage with Jay and Laura Laffoon | Episode 177

Have you heard of a “marriage edu-tainer” before? It’s a combination of education and entertainment all around the topic of marriage. When Mark and I do marriage coaching, we like to be sure the advice we give comes with a dose of compassion, honest conversation with...

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...