Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

It is easy to get married—it is difficult to stay married. I can’t recall where I first heard those words, but truer words have rarely been spoken. For decades studies have shown that approximately half of the marriages in our society end up in divorce. Those are staggering results, and the disappointing thing to me […]

Recently Debby and I were the keynote speakers at the kick-off event for the new Marrieds Ministry at our church. The following is an excerpt from our address…we pick it up just after I said that we typically describe our marriage as being “amazing.” In this blog post we will discuss the first point and […]

I saw a post on Facebook several months ago that was a pretty interesting read. It was written by a man who had recently been divorced after almost 16 years of marriage. His post was a list of marriage tips, written from the perspective of a divorcee, to help others protect and save their marriage. […]

Debby and I attended a “Solomon, Sex, & Marriage” seminar this past weekend at the Cannon Beach Conference Center, in Cannon Beach, OR. The conference was lead by Shane & Phyllis Womack. Shane is the Senior Pastor of Knott Avenue Christian Church in Aneheim, CA and he and his wife have lead marriage conferences for […]

“Sometimes the most basic elements are the most fascinating, the most absorbing, and also the most complicated.” ~ Virginia Graham 1. Trust “Reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence. The obligation or responsibility imposed on a person in whom confidence or authority is placed” 1 Trust is one […]

My Spouse is Cheating…

Posted: 5th April 2014 by Jason Coleman in Communication, Guard Your Marriage, Infidelity

“I just discovered my spouse has been having an affair, I am devastated and I want to save my marriage and seek therapy, but my spouse is not willing to come to therapy. What should I do?” Many people want to change the world or change others, yet few are willing to change themselves. It […]

Ask a number of relationship experts what they think about couples spending time alone with their hobbies and activities and you are bound to get a variety of answers.  Some would likely advocate that couples “do everything” together to strengthen their bond, while others would absolutely endorse time spent apart doing gender specific activities. Over […]

When your husband says no to sex? Wait…isn’t it the wife that usually says no to sex? A growing number of women are confiding to their friends and counselors that their husbands are less interested in sex than they are. Their husbands are not pursuing them as actively as they had once done and in […]

Number one rule in gift giving: be observant and thoughtful. That’s the path to a woman’s heart. Pay attention. If she says, “I saw the cutest purse at that little boutique by the coffee shop,” what she means is, “I am giving you a hint about what I want for my birthday/anniversary/holiday, and I’m even […]

Life speeds along, then you look around and feel like your life suddenly took a detour. Since that special day when vows and rings were exchanged, babies were born and grew up. Maybe a job was lost or a business was started. Perhaps a loved one passed away or you had to handle a serious […]