Are You A Magnet Or The Iron Filings?

Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 7.50.50 AM When I was a little girl, I found a small black rectangular object near my grandparents cellar door. I didn’t know what it was, but it felt heavy and important. I ran into the house and asked grandma if I could keep it. She held it between her crooked finger tips and said, “You found a magnet!”

She handed it back to me, with permission to keep it, and explained that magnets attract things. She said if I move it around in the dirt very slowly, I could find all kinds of little treasures. I couldn’t imagine what the word “treasures” meant. Did she mean diamonds?

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Healthy Marriages; How You Can Use 5 Principles To Get More Out Of Everyday Life

Have you noticed that challenges, differences and confrontations tend to build walls between spouses, and the first thing you know, out the window goes the marriage? It honestly doesn’t have to be this way. Healthy marriages can be created to get more of out of life than either spouse thought possible – even during the tough times. 

What if you were to think of relationships like this:

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When God Comes Between Us

Over the course of our 33 years of marriage, my husband often voiced how much God came between us.

The funny thing is, my thoughts were always, “I’m so thankful God came between us!”

For every opinion in life there is also a counter opinion. Whether you’re a married corporate exec, entrepreneur, politician, construction worker or a house wife, God has always been controversial.

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What to say to a young couple wanting to get married

The Question

“What do you consider when advising a new couple in their early twenties?” Thomas

This is a good question, though I’m not sure from what perspective Thomas was wanting a response from, parent perspective, friends, coach, marriage counselor, etc. It would have been helpful to know that first, but my audience is usually faith conscious entrepreneurs, often between the ages of 25 and 55, who are looking for a stronger connection to God, themselves and each other as a couple or family.

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Why Relationships With Spouses Ought To Come Before Relationships With Children

The Question

“How do you feel about the advice that couples put their relationship before everything else? I’ve seen some relationship experts recommend that couples put their marriage first, even over the kids. Do you recommend something similar? It seems selfish say no to spending time with the kids on a night off just to have a date night with the hubby.” Mia

You might be unhappy to find out that yes, I do indeed recommend that parents put their relationship first.

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Is There Ever A Point When A Couple Should Call It Quits?

Today’s Question

“Is there ever a point when a couple should call it quits? What are typical precursors to this?” Emma

Relationships are definitely not a ‘one size fits all’. Not everyone has a desire to heal their relationship or stay together. And though most people focus on precursors, I’m going to flip those on their head and share what I believe will serve you better. In today’s video, I’ll share what will keep you together so you can focus on those instead. 

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