Category Archives: Marriage

Untangle Your Heart

Mark: It was my anger. No, it wasn’t expressed outwardly. I wasn’t raging or blowing my top. Instead the anger was simmering inside of me. I was building a case in my heart against Jill. Everyday I operated as the prosecuting … Continue reading

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The Gift of Grace

Jill: Mark loves his coffee. I love Mark but I’m not particularly fond of his coffee. It seems I find coffee rings and coffee splotches everywhere. In the car. On the floor. On the table beside his chair (he takes … Continue reading

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Will You Come Out And Play With Me?

Mark: The last 9 months we’ve been working hard both on the book and on our kitchen remodel. We were in desperate need of some down time. Jill: Years ago I remember reading Willard Harley’s book His Needs…Her Needs and … Continue reading

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Your Spouse Isn’t The Person You Married

Jill: Today is Mark’s birthday! Happy Happy Birthday to my man! Mark: You know, it’s always been important to me to have a big, birthday celebration. Interestingly, the older I get, I desire smaller celebrations. Jill: Which brings us to … Continue reading

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We’re done!

Mark: We’re done!  The manuscript for No More Perfect Marriages is being turned in today! Jill: We’re so excited, we’re doing backflips over here. Mark: Well we would if we could! Jill: The last two weeks have been a little … Continue reading

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There’s A Whole Lot More God In Me

Mark: Jill and I spent the weekend in Cincinnati. She had the privilege of speaking at the AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) conference on Saturday. We decided to stay an extra day since Saturday was our anniversary. Jill: Getting … Continue reading

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Downsize In Order To Upsize

Mark: Last night we enjoyed the fine art of porching. You know, we sat out on the porch for hours just talking, laughing, telling stories, and enjoying the time with friends and family. Relationships take time. In order to tune … Continue reading

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Forgiveness: You Need To Offer It Everyday

Mark: Jill didn’t hear what I said. I had to choose to forgive.  Jill: Mark forgot to stop at the grocery store to pick up cat food on his way home.  I had to forgive.  Mark: Jill didn’t turn on … Continue reading

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Do The Right Thing

Mark says: Jill and I are on day 3 of a long weekend getaway working on the No More Perfect Marriages book. We’re really getting excited about this message! Jill says: We’re still looking for a few more pre-reading couples … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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How To Talk About Sex Outside the Bedroom

Jill: “Sex….I could go the rest of my life without it!”  That was my sentiment early in our marriage. I was tired and just couldn’t muster the energy that lovemaking required. Mark: To say that Jill and I have been … Continue reading

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The Grace Card

Mark: Last weekend Jill and I were spent from the National Hearts at Home conference in Peoria where nearly 4100 moms got their batteries recharged. Jill: It’s a big weekend for our family and the older we get the more … Continue reading

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Staying Together When Your Child’s Choices Threaten To Pull You Apart

Jill: Mark and I spent some time with friends recently. As the parents of several young adult children, they were struggling to make sense of their oldest child’s choices. Substance abuse and crime have landed their girl in prison for quite some … Continue reading

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