Category Archives: Marriage

How Do I Forgive?

Today’s Marriage Monday comes out of our email inbox.  The question is forgiving after infidelity, but the answer applies to any relationship where forgiveness takes place. Dear Jill, My husband had an affair with my best friend. As we are … Continue reading

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Unleash Your Power to Rise Above

I lifted the phone out of my husband’s hands. He was so tired that he’d fallen asleep in bed while texting. I’d come home late from an out-of-town trip to find him in bed. As I went to plug in … Continue reading

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We Are So Different!

Mark: I like mornings. Jill: I’m a night owl. Mark: I like to eat out.   Jill: I prefer to stay home. Mark: I love coffee.   Jill: Only tea for me. Mark: I love anything spicy! Jill: Mild for … Continue reading

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Marriage Monday: Why Relationships Fail

Laura Petherbridge has spent twenty-five years in divorce recovery.  She has a passion for blended families and especially encouraging stepmoms. If you are a stepmom or know of a stepmom who needs encouragement, check out Laura’s Sisterhood of Stepmom Retreats and ministry. … Continue reading

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Marriage Monday: Managing Capacity

Jill says: For as far back as I can remember, I’ve always done well managing a lot of activity in my life. In high school I balanced academics with school musicals, piano and voice lessons, work, volunteering at church, class … Continue reading

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Marriage Monday: When Illness Hits

Jill says: Last weekend on the Thursday before Hearts at Home, Mark started feeling ill. He made it through half of the Friday conference and then headed home sick. He didn’t feel back to normal until Monday morning. This weekend … Continue reading

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Marriage Monday: Handling Stress

Jill says: This coming weekend is the National Hearts at Home Conference and that means there’s a lot happening at the Savage this week. Mark says: We’ve been doing this for 22 years, so we’ve learned a few things about managing … Continue reading

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Talking…praying…and crying

It was a hard weekend at the Savage household.  Initially Mark and I enjoyed a wonderful Friday and Saturday encouraging a group of women in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. What a wonderful group of ladies! On the way home, however, life … Continue reading

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Marriage Monday: Staying in Touch

How do you and your spouse stay connected when you are apart? Continue reading

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Unleash Your Power To Respect

When I read the book Love and Respect, I was first introduced to the concept of “unconditional respect.”  It wasn’t something I’d ever heard of before. I always thought that respect needed to be earned.  What I’ve come to understand … Continue reading

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Marriage Monday: Moving From Me To We

Every couple should ask, “What are we doing apart that we could be doing together?” Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Experience

This is part 2 of my Fifty Shades of No post. Over twenty years of ministry, Mark and I have mentored hundreds of married couples in crisis.  Many of those couples were dealing with issues caused by pornography–and no, it … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of No

You can still enter the giveaway we announced yesterday. I apologize that the link sent out yesterday didn’t work.  Many of you found where to share your comment on the blog site in order to enter the giveaway, but if … Continue reading

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