Category Archives: Marriage

Old Behavior Patterns and Starting Over

One of Sharon’s and my struggles after our separation was that even though we had learned a lot of new communication and conflict resolution skills and adopted more positive attitudes towards each other during our separation – both of which … Continue reading

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Resource: CMBA

A good place to find resources about marriage and relationships from a Christian perspective is the Christian Marriage Bloggers Association. They have a huge list of Christian bloggers on many different topics related to marriage/relationships and I have found this to … Continue reading

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Life Hack: Finances

One area of marriage that tends to have a lot of conflict is finances, however there are some simple things that can be done to at least prevent some of the conflict. Years into our marriage we went to a … Continue reading

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Life Hack: Sharing a Calendar

We teach quite a few tools about how to resolve conflict, but most of the time it is easier to just minimize conflict. Having a shared calendar is one way to minimize conflict over schedules. We’ve learned over the years … Continue reading

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Life Hack: Wills

I encourage you that no matter what season of life this is for you that you either get a will or update your current will if there have been major life or law changes since you made your last one. … Continue reading

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Weekly Devotions

In this time of uncertainty this is just one thing we do that keeps us focused on God and connected with each other. So, we’re running an older post from 2011 to explain our weekly devotions. Enjoy. Our Weekly Devotions … Continue reading

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Life Hack: Farm Financial Document

One simple thing I have done for my wife and kids is to sit down and write a document about many things stored in my head about our big picture finances and running our farm. I’m glad I have finally … Continue reading

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The Work of Reconciliation Was Worth It

I am so thankful that with Jesus’s help my wife and I persevered through our separation of sixteen months until we reconciled our marriage. I have shared some of our journey in previous posts. I want to testify that the … Continue reading

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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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