Category Archives: Marriage

10 Ways To Celebrate Your Anniversary

Jill says: Last Thursday was our 32nd wedding anniversary. (Of course, we both thought it was #33 until we did the math!) If you’ve been hanging around here very long, you know that celebration has been hard won! Mark says: … Continue reading

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Push It My Way

Mark says: Jill and I were helping some friends sort through a marriage challenge the other day.  He admittedly can be a bit spacey when driving. He’ll be driving he and his wife to the store, but because his mind … Continue reading

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When Marriage Counseling Doesn’t Work

Mark says: Jill and I have always been proponents of marriage counseling. We’ve talked about it openly in our marriage and tried our best to help couples know that “asking for help” is an important part of the marriage journey. … Continue reading

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So Are We Done With This Yet?

Dear Mark and Jill, I read your Marriage Monday blog, “Don’t Go Relivin’ What You Have Forgiven” and it really spoke to me. It is what I do. The one point that you made, that I would love to know … Continue reading

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Don’t Go Relivin’ What You Have Forgiven

Jill says: Even when you’re moving forward, it’s easy to want to bring up the past. Mark says: It’s the human side of us that wants to throw something back into play that we settled in our heart or relationship … Continue reading

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Did I Contact Her? You Bet.

It’s a question that lands in my email box two to three times a week since the No More Perfect Marriages blog series in January. Unfortunately there are too many marriages dealing with unfaithfulness and people are looking for help. … Continue reading

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The Day I Started Loving God More Than My Husband

Today’s Marriage Monday is brought to us by Michelle Athens. Michelle is a Hearts at Home blogger who recently participated in our monthly blog hop.  Her post was so powerful, I asked her if I could share it with you! … Continue reading

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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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