Category Archives: Marriage

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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Marriage Monday: The Power of Affirmation & a GIVEAWAY

Jill says: Yesterday I had a text conversation with a friend.  She has been frustrated with the lack of spiritual intimacy in their marriage.  From her perspective, they have not been attending church or engaging in any spiritual pursuit together.  She … Continue reading

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Marriage Monday: No More Perfect Marriages Resources

Need encouragement in your marriage? These resources made a big difference in ours! Continue reading

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Day 10: There Is Hope and Healing

This is Day 10 of a 10 day No More Perfect Marriages series chronicling our journey from infidelity to restoration. You can click here and find all of the posts in this series. Jill says: Mark returned home two months after Easter.  We continued … Continue reading

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Day 9: The Marriage Fade That Begins With Avoiding Emotion

This is Day 9 of a 10 day No More Perfect Marriages series chronicling our journey from infidelity to restoration. You can click here and find all of the posts in this series. Mark says: When sharing my story with others, I have often … Continue reading

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Day 8: The Marriage Fade That Begins With Disagreement

This is Day 8 of a 10 day No More Perfect Marriages series chronicling our journey from infidelity to restoration. You can click here and find all of the posts in this series. Jill says: One night shortly after Mark … Continue reading

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