Author Archives: RichWildman

My Separation Thoughts

During our 16-month separation I had many opportunities to think about and make decisions for myself about separation, dissolution, or divorce from a theological aspect, a personal aspect and a legal aspect. For those of you who are facing similar decisions I … Continue reading

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Rekindling An Almost Dead Marriage

One Friday morning I started a fire in a brush pile. Just like the start of many marriages it was roaring pretty good. Then on Monday, after two or three inches of rain and cold weather, the fire looked pretty dead. … Continue reading

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Inspiring Couples To Use What They’re Taught

One of the hardest things for us about helping crisis couples, or even one person of the crisis couple, is inspiring them to use and practice what they are taught. Sharon and I can teach many communication and conflict resolution skills and … Continue reading

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Using Facebook Positively In Marriage and Life

One way Sharon and I use Facebook to build our marriage is to share what we have learned from various friends and family members, especially if we do not both have the same person as a friend. For instance, there … Continue reading

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When You Are Down – Part 2

When I got emotionally down during our separation and did not seem to have energy or hope for much of anything, one thing I learned was that if I put on Scripture-based worship music, in awhile my mood would improve. Also, … Continue reading

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When You Are Down – Part 1

During our separation, I learned the power of speaking scripture aloud. Jesus overcame his temptations in the desert by speaking very short scriptures in answer to satan (Matthew 4:1-11). There are times in life when it is great to memorize long passages … Continue reading

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Jay and Laura Laffoon

Jay and Laura Laffoon are marriage and relationship edu-tainers. They teach about those topics by using humor. We first saw them at an AMFM Conference years ago. If you ever get to see them in person with their Ultimate Date Night you … Continue reading

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Love and Respect Now

I am very encouraged about how much the younger generation of 20- and 30-somethings seem to really want to learn how to do marriage well. One great resource for them is Love and Respect Now. This blog is written by … Continue reading

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New from Choosing Wisely Before You Divorce

I found great encouragement, hope and inspiration to fight for our marriage when I watched the video series “Choosing Wisely Before You Divorce”. The video series is now on the web. About halfway down the page under “View and Download the … Continue reading

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Pre-Engagement Mentoring

We have recently been mentoring a couple who asked for mentoring when they were thinking of getting engaged. We thought it was tremendously mature on their part to ask and we were honored to mentor them. We used the mentoring book “Before … Continue reading

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