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Why Are We Married?

Why do people get married?  I’m sure some quick answers come to mind: we love each other, we wanted to have kids and start a family, we want to spend the rest of our lives together.  I’m sure there are also some people out there whose answers come to mind that don’t sound as positive as these examples.  One alternate point of view is that according to a story in The New York Times, “Marriage has become a status symbol — a highly regarded marker of a successful personal life.” When we look at God’s reason and purpose for marriage,...

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Are You Investing In Marriage?

I was mowing the lawn at my home this weekend and it hit me.  I must be a real cheapskate when it comes to investing in our own lawn.  This trait must come from my dad since he has been known to say on many occasions that, “I would rather concrete every inch of the yard then have to waste my time mowing it.”  I hate to say that I think I may agree with that statement.  As I began my arduous journey atop our ever-so-temperamental riding lawn mower, I began to ponder the yard work over the years. First...

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How to Change Your Spouse

Have you ever wondered, “If I could only change that one thing about my spouse, everything in our lives would be so much better.”  Let’s be honest, with all those wonderful habits in life that our partner has, who hasn’t wondered about changing at least one thing about our spouse?  The truth is you really can influence change in your spouse, but probably not in the way you think. So, you say you are desiring real change in your lives and your marriage?  Let’s look at what is required for real change to flourish – Integrity.  Integrity is the prerequisite...

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Truth in Marriage

Truth in Marriage I was recently reading an article that was explaining how the destruction of a church can happen.  The author was discussing that their particular demise isn’t necessarily brought about by external forces, rather it can be an inside job.  As I was reading what the apostle Paul says on this subject, I noticed something hidden away in plain site in the fourth chapter of II Timothy.  As I began to absorb what he was saying, I started to notice something very interesting when viewing those scriptures from a marital perspective. Many times in the Bible we read...

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Peeling Back The Layers

Peeling Back The Layers   My dad is a very handy guy to have around.  When I was younger he taught me almost everything I know about cars and houses.  I’ve also heard on occasion that I’m also a handy guy to have around, but one thing I am not handy with is painting or restoring furniture of any kind.  In fact I have reluctantly been part of a few furniture restoration projects in the past.  Each one seemed to leave me less than satisfied with the end result.  Maybe it was because in the past on at least one...

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Do We Need Marriage Counseling?

Yes you do. That’s the answer. You might be thinking to yourself, how does she know we need marriage counseling? She’s not in our lives? We’re perfectly happy! You are correct that I do not know your exact circumstances in your marriage. However, I know that the wisest man in history, King Soloman, wrote many proverbs reminding us that we should all seek guidance and counsel for all areas of life. Proverbs 11:14 (ESV) says: Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety. A little more than a year ago, a dear...

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Imperfect

Imperfect: characterized by defects or weakness; not perfect; lacking completeness   As you can see from the image on this blog post, the object is definitely imperfect.  The photo posted is of an actual piece of “art” that I made in class when I was very young.  I don’t know this for sure but if I were asked to guess what is the most popular clay object made in art class at that time, I would say it would be something like an ashtray.  We have all seen the “art” that some young kids make.  We even say how wonderful the...

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