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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America Is Filled With Kryptonite. Is It Too Late To Change The Trajectory?

There is a form of Kryptonite running rampant in our country. It’s called indifference and we’ve given it lots of territory. This is a life-sucking hope-draining trajectory for our entire nation unless we do something about it.

When Brandon Stanton, Humans Of New York Author and Photographer, wrote an open letter to Donald Trump, he shared his concern of just how indifferent Trump has become, and how it will affect America if he is elected president. After reading it, I began a speaking campaign to change the trajectory of our country.

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Is Your Marriage Strong Enough To Succeed?

ResizedShortly after doing a soft launch for my latest book, Love Differently – Stay MarriedLove Differently – Stay Married, I received numerous emails and phone calls from entrepreneurs who wanted the book.  One such email came from a young woman who said, “I’m ready to throw in the towel (this was a newly wed) and pour myself back into my work unless your book helps us make it work.”

According to her new husband, this entrepreneur never stopped pouring herself into her work. He did have an expectation for her though and that was to find the right balance between being a wife, and being with her work. If she couldn’t do it, then he wanted her to close her company.

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Where your focus is, there your heart will be also

photo_40249_20150822“Oh shoot!” This was the first thing out of my mouth this morning during a conversation with my husband. It wasn’t directed at him, but at myself.

We were laying in bed talking about our daughter’s wedding when it occurred to me that I had allowed my focus to be on a weakness in my work. Instead of turning those thoughts off and staying focused on the conversation, which is a strength I have to propel me into greater focus, I let my thoughts drift.

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