Tag Archives: Tools

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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Thoughts on a Marriage Course

Over the last several years I have participated in Divorce Care, a program targeted for separated and divorced people; Marriage 911, focusing on separated  people; “Before ‘I Do’”, a study for engaged couples; PAIRS and RINGS, communication tools, and life … Continue reading

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Speaker/Listener Technique on the Today Show

This is an excellent clip about how to improve couple communication by using what is called the speaker/listener technique.  Meredith Viera points out that it is does not feel natural to do this with your partner, which is true! “Natural” … Continue reading

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Facebook and Your Marriage (K. Jason & Kelli Krafsky)

I just finished reading an awesome book entitled “Facebook and Your Marriage” by K. Jason and Kelli Krafsky. This is a fast read with a lot of practical tips about what Facebook is and how to use it, as well … Continue reading

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An old post worth repeating. . .

We posted this back in February 2008. I think it’s worth repeating now as someone may find hope and encouragement through it. Long after Sharon and I reconciled I heard about Father McGinnis and his Seventeen Action Statements. He is … Continue reading

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