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Your Wedding Anniversary is a Bigger Deal Than You Think

Thirty-two years ago I took Tamara Ann Schroer to be my wife. Everything in my life changed that day, but not in the "rainbows and sunshine" kind of way like you might expect. Tami and I made many promises to God and each other that day, but the truth is that we really had no idea how much of a BIG DEAL those promises were — until now. On the day we married (April 20th, 1985), I knew that being with Tami made me very happy and I wanted as much of that happiness as I could possibly fit into my life. Getting married seemed like the best way to take that next step, and so we did…

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The Heart of Marriage and a FREE book!

Every couple needs to spend quality time together. We refer to this as emotional connection, deep bonding, or just staying connected. We all know we need to do it, but few of us are intentional enough to pull it off. Tami and I recently read The Heart of Marriage. This is a collection of stories from dozens of authors which is one of our favorite types of books to read together. These anecdotes are enjoyable to read and filled with nuggets of relational goodness. We will often read a book like this together on our porch or in front of the fire place and enjoy the conversation that unfolds…

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Can Valentines Day Be More Than Candy Hearts?

We have all heard people grumble about Valentines Day as, "Just another opportunity for Hallmark to take your money." Please allow us to challenge you in your thinking because Valentines Day is an opportunity for you to do something meaningful for your spouse. Further, when you're married, you never want to miss a chance to do something meaningful! Anyone who has been married for more than a year or two knows very well what it looks like when the honeymoon becomes a distant memory and life (with all of it's challenges) kicks in. Life can be very hard. Getting caught up in the difficulties of life…

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You and Your Spouse Have Differences and the Problem Is Not What You Think It Is

If you have been married for any time at all, you have become keenly aware of the differences between you and your spouse. I am talking about the kind of differences that drive you bonkers. One of you makes decisions quickly and decisively and the other makes them slowly and methodically. This kind of thing drives you both crazy. One of you gets your feelings hurt easily and the other never seems to feel anything at all. Or one of you is very punctual and respectful of other's time and the other one of you seems to have little concept of time and is always running late…

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You Think You Know What Love is, but You Don't

There is a feeling I get whenever things are dialed in between Tami and I. It is a feeling of wholeness, of being complete, of being cared for and needed by another human. And it is pure unadulterated bliss! I have desired this bliss for my children and friends as well, since with it, you can do anything! We call this state of bliss LOVE and while it's not hard to find, it's very difficult to keep and to keep thriving. So, how do we keep love alive? Dr. Sue Johnson, as well as those that speak the language of Emotionally Focused Therapy (or EFT) would refer to this as a high level of emotional connection. Research tells us that we were created for connection to others…


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Your Wedding Anniversary is a Bigger Deal Than You Think

Thirty-two years ago I took Tamara Ann Schroer to be my wife. Everything in my life changed that day, but not in the "rainbows and sunshine" kind of way like you might expect. Tami and I made many promises to God and each other that day, but the truth is that we really had no idea how much of a BIG DEAL those promises were — until now. On the day we married (April 20th, 1985), I knew that being with Tami made me very happy and I wanted as much of that happiness as I could possibly fit into my life. Getting married seemed like the best way to take that next step, and so we did…

READ MORE of the article above…
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The Heart of Marriage and a FREE book!

Every couple needs to spend quality time together. We refer to this as emotional connection, deep bonding, or just staying connected. We all know we need to do it, but few of us are intentional enough to pull it off. Tami and I recently read The Heart of Marriage. This is a collection of stories from dozens of authors which is one of our favorite types of books to read together. These anecdotes are enjoyable to read and filled with nuggets of relational goodness. We will often read a book like this together on our porch or in front of the fire place and enjoy the conversation that unfolds…

READ MORE of the article above…
Comments

Can Valentines Day Be More Than Candy Hearts?

We have all heard people grumble about Valentines Day as, "Just another opportunity for Hallmark to take your money." Please allow us to challenge you in your thinking because Valentines Day is an opportunity for you to do something meaningful for your spouse. Further, when you're married, you never want to miss a chance to do something meaningful! Anyone who has been married for more than a year or two knows very well what it looks like when the honeymoon becomes a distant memory and life (with all of it's challenges) kicks in. Life can be very hard. Getting caught up in the difficulties of life…

READ MORE of the article above…
Comments

You and Your Spouse Have Differences and the Problem Is Not What You Think It Is

If you have been married for any time at all, you have become keenly aware of the differences between you and your spouse. I am talking about the kind of differences that drive you bonkers. One of you makes decisions quickly and decisively and the other makes them slowly and methodically. This kind of thing drives you both crazy. One of you gets your feelings hurt easily and the other never seems to feel anything at all. Or one of you is very punctual and respectful of other's time and the other one of you seems to have little concept of time and is always running late…

READ MORE of the article above…
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You Think You Know What Love is, but You Don't

There is a feeling I get whenever things are dialed in between Tami and I. It is a feeling of wholeness, of being complete, of being cared for and needed by another human. And it is pure unadulterated bliss! I have desired this bliss for my children and friends as well, since with it, you can do anything! We call this state of bliss LOVE and while it's not hard to find, it's very difficult to keep and to keep thriving. So, how do we keep love alive? Dr. Sue Johnson, as well as those that speak the language of Emotionally Focused Therapy (or EFT) would refer to this as a high level of emotional connection. Research tells us that we were created for connection to others…


READ MORE of the article above…
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