The ultimate marriage medicine

Read Time: 58 secsCetelia and I are going through a pretty stressful time right now (who's not, right?). We're in the midst of work and the kids' school and sports schedule, we've started a new business.Oh yeah, we're also moving in 15 days.Ther...

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Oct 03, 2020
Unsolvable marriage problems 😳

Read Time: 50 secsSome problems don't go away.No matter how much money you throw at them, no matter how much you discuss them, no matter how much you pray about them, and no matter how much you will them to disappear, some problems just don't go...

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Oct 01, 2020
We made it! 🥳🤩😊

Read Time: 32 secsTwenty-three days ago we collectively began a challenge to do something difficult .... something that would pull us out of our comfort zone and be a sacrifice.For me, it was sending an email to you every day. It may seem like a...

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Oct 01, 2020
Did you see the debate?

Read Time: 25 secsDid you see Tuesday night's debate?It featured:name-callingpersonal insultsfamily attacksinterruptingfalsehoodsexaggerationsavoiding the issue at handnot listeningAnd that was all in the first 10 minutes! 😂 No matter who you pl...

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Sep 30, 2020
The question you're thinking

Read Time: 1 min, 41 secsCetelia and I first started working with couples in 2001 when I began pastoring. We took it up a notch in 2009 when we started Marriage Works!While no one has asked me this particular question, I know it has been in the...

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Sep 29, 2020
The tension of the double-standard

Read Time: 46 secsThere's nothing more frustrating in marriage (or any relationship) than to be called out by someone for doing something that they have done / continue to do themselves.For example, take Susan and Mark.Susan is quick to get on M...

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Sep 27, 2020
Blessed are the Flexible

Read Time: 53 secsI mentioned in yesterday's email that I learned some really good lessons while at a high ropes course.The first lesson was about expecting rubber chickens.Here's the second lesson: be flexible.The facilitator who led the group...

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Sep 27, 2020
Rubber Chickens

Read Time: 1 min, 15 secsToday I spent the day deep in the woods of Texas with nearly 30 other masked people on a high ropes course.The leadership lessons shared were amazing, and I thought a couple of them were related to marriage. I'll share o...

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Sep 26, 2020
Gettin' on my nerves

Read Time: 45 secondsEarlier this evening I conducted a pre-marital coaching session with two people who love each other, but are very different from one another.He wanted to be an airline pilot. But, she was afraid he'd be gone too frequently (not t...

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Sep 25, 2020
An open letter to husbands

Read Time: 2 minutes, 19 secondsDear Husbands,I write this letter on behalf of your wife.She thought about telling you what I'm about to say, but she figured it might be better if you heard it from a dude so you wouldn't roll your eyes and think she...

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Sep 23, 2020