Category Archives: Marriage

Living a mission

Last night as I was finishing the final episode of of Live the Life Radio, I played back about a 5 second transition and was convicted by two words from my own voice at the close of the show. The … Continue reading

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A Soldier Comes Home

The first group of soldiers in the Striker Brigade stationed at Fort Wainwright returned home this week. They will be followed by thousands more over the next two months. In honor of their return I will be airing a conversation … Continue reading

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Live the Life means…

A friend recently asked me a great question. He wanted to know how, as a counselor, I helped people Live the Life. My answer went something like this… I have a friend who leads powerful training sessions all across the … Continue reading

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Marital Investment Strategies, Part 4

In previous articles we have looked at developing a shared story, getting time together, learning together. Today we will be exploring a basic need for both men and women alike– the need to be affirmed or respected. STRATEGY 4: AFFIRM … Continue reading

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I was Desperate

I was desperate. I was stuck in an old relationship pattern and I didn’t know how to get out. I was angry at myself. I was angry at Kim, my wife. We had been doing this same destructive dance for … Continue reading

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Marital Investment Strategies, Part 3

In Part one we learned about the role of positive memories for marital success and some tips for strengthening shared memories. In part two we discussed the importance of getting couple time to make new memories as a couple. This weeks … Continue reading

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Marital Investment Strategies, Part 2

In Part 1 we learned about the importance of positive memories for marital success. We described some ways to invest by creating a shared story. Today’s strategy involves making new memories as a couple. STRATEGY 2: GET AWAY. Life is … Continue reading

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Deployed Families

I was planning on continuing Marital Investment Strategies today; however, events over the weekend have my mind and heart on a different topic: the impact of military deployment on families. I attended the birthday party of a friends kid on … Continue reading

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Marital Investment Strategies

The difference between marriages that succeed and marriages that crumble is usually not the frequency or intensity of conflict or hurts but the amount of pleasant and enjoyable memories that a couple shares. A couple that has wisely invested in … Continue reading

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THE GIFT OF FORGIVENESS

Kim and I had been married for almost a year when we realized that the best thing we could do for our marriage was to get ourselves a dishwasher for Christmas. But a few years later we were again living … Continue reading

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