Tag Archives: Tools

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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Weekly Devotions

We got the idea of weekly devotions from our friends, Clint and Penny Bragg at Inverse Ministries. Here is a post from them about how they do their weekly devotions. We actually started our own devotions by using their book … Continue reading

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Being Mindful of One Another

In the past I’ve talked about being thankful and using a daily thankful journal to remember all of God’s goodness to us. The couple in this article has learned to be mindful and grateful for the things they do for … Continue reading

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Being Thankful

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.~ Colossians 2:6-7 (NIV) Let the … Continue reading

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Simple Ways To Say “I Love You”

I thought this was a great list of ideas to inspire us to do simple things for our spouse that communicates “I love you.” 74 Simple Things You Can Do To Brighten Your Spouse’s Day

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Simple Romance

Here are some simple romantic ideas. Write notes to each other on the mirror using a dry erase marker. Write little love notes or notes of encouragement on Post-it notes and put them places your spouse will find. Pick some … Continue reading

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Whatever Works

During our separation, but also even now in striving to maintain and improve our marriage, I have come to the conclusion that I need to take all that I am learning and figure out what works for our marriage to … Continue reading

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Do Something!

We often teach struggling couples new communication tools to help with their marriage. Our training method is very interactive – we model the tool and then have them practice it themselves. They often report that what we taught them was … Continue reading

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Bumps in the Road after Reconciliation

By God’s grace we had a dramatic reconciliation after a 16-month separation. At that time, just like honeymoon time after our wedding, it seemed like nothing in the  past would hold us back. Well, from time to time some of … Continue reading

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Mad-Sad-Glad Sabbatical by Shannon Ethridge

These are awesome blogs posts by Shannon Ethridge about interacting with Jesus to deal with some very strong emotions. This is a very similar process to what Jesus took my wife and me through on the way to healing our … Continue reading

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