Tag Archives: Commitment

Secrets to a Long Marriage

I have mentioned before about a study that had shown a group of couples who were unhappy in their marriages and were resurveyed five years later. The ones who stayed together were happier over all than the ones who divorced. … Continue reading

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Overcoming the “She’s Done” Crowd

One of my struggles during our separation were the well meaning people around me who were trying to convince me that “Sharon’s done” or “It’s over” and encouraging me in subtle ways to quietly accept that, give her a dissolution, … Continue reading

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Marriage Reconciliation Testimony

I thought this testimony from Rejoice Ministries did a great job of sharing  the real life ups and downs of reconciliation and how persistence can payoff. In the article that follows, Tina shares her story of standing. After ten years … Continue reading

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Inspiring Long-Term Marriages

Sharon and are teaching a marriage coaching class at our church right now. We have had two couples participating that have each been married over 30 years. I find this humbling that they would come to listen to us especially … Continue reading

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Touching Story of Amnesia and the Power of Love

I found this to be a touching story about a couple’s journey with the husband’s amnesia. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/3313452/The-man-who-keeps-falling-in-love-with-his-wife.html

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Friday Random Ponderings

Well Tiger and Elin got divorced this week. I am sad for all of the parties involved. Sad for Tiger that he has had such a huge problem with women, sad for Elin’s pain, sad that the kids are going … Continue reading

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Anything is better than divorce lawyers and court!

During the low point of our separation, when we were basically not speaking or communicating except for the bare essentials of operating our farm business, addressing serious issues with our children, or meeting for marriage mediation, I kept telling myself … Continue reading

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Couple Reunited in the Air!

Here’s a great story about a man and wife who are both in the military. She flies a KC-135 refueling tanker and he flies an F-18 Hornet. They had a chance encounter when her plane refueled his. I see the … Continue reading

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If You Loved Me, You Would Give Me a Dissolution

I think Solomon was right about there being nothing new under the sun. This week, within a time span of 24 to 48 hours, I had messages from two men who don’t know each other, who live in completely different … Continue reading

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From “Love of my life” to “I’m done with them!”

In our ministry I get to interact with people in various stages of separation, divorce, or reconciliation. Some of them I have just one or two contacts with, some I interact with both spouses, and some I interact mostly with … Continue reading

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