- a deeper connection and intimacy with your partner?
- to find a way to bring the two of you together to talk through the issues and find happiness again?
- to fix resentment and disappointment in your marriage?
- to move past unresolved hurt and unforgiveness to create a closer bond with your partner?
My husband and I have been married for almost 27 years. Meaning, we’ve now been married longer than we’ve been single.
I was 16 when I met Colby. We were high school sweethearts. He was 15. I was about to start my Senior year, he was going to be a sophomore.
His birthday is late, mine is early. I’m 15 months older.
We dated through some crazy times and had to fight to continue dating.
But, we persevered, stuck it out, got engaged on my 19th birthday and married a few weeks after I turned 20.
Until we met some road blocks.
Everything came to a halt and my entire world shattered when Colby left me with two small children in January of 1999.
For 2.5 years I spent my days wondering what was wrong with me. I dove into self-help books and church.
I knew I needed to “fix me” so that I could find love again.
It wasn’t easy. But, even after filing for divorce, we fought our way back.
No divorce. Complete restoration. Forgiveness.
Over 20 years later, we’ve grown our family with three more children, started a business together, and planted deep roots.
Through forgiveness, we’ve welcomed personal-growth, found purpose in our pain, and learned humility.
Most of all, we’ve prioritized our marriage, learned to communicate better, and compromised more.
Now we want to pass along what we’ve learned to you! We want our marriage trials and triumphs to help serve others.
- Identify pain points
- Initiate honest communication
- Reconnect and Restore
- Work, in private, at your own pace
Communicate openly with your spouse about the concept. Choose a timeline that fits everyone’s schedule. Decide on a location (home, hotel, getaway). Make necessary reservations.
Your spouse is not your enemy.
Yes, it’s cliché. But, in a marriage, you’re on the same team; not competitors. You’re partners. Not enemies.
Art of communication.
It’s an art because it takes practice and learning to skillfully process the technique of both speaking and listening. Let’s learn together.
Learning to fight fair.
Forge a deep friendship with a mutual respect and a positive attitude between you and your spouse.
Forgiveness is for ourself.
Unforgiveness is like an untreated injury of the soul. Your psyche. To overcome unforgiveness, we need to treat our wounds and let them heal so we can move forward.
Cultivating your village.
There is no greater gift that you can give your family—and no better way to strengthen your family bonds—than by making your family a priority.
Money can’t buy happiness.
They say money can’t buy happiness, but when it comes to your marriage, just talking about money can go a long way.
Love is a verb; put yours into action.
Love is a choice you make each day— and never stop. Love is movement—towards one another, even through the chaos of this life.
Make sparks fly again.
Emotional connection creates good sex, and good sex creates a greater emotional connection. Emotional Intimacy is the Foundation of Sex, therefore, foster emotional intimacy!
Everything you need to host your DIY Marriage Retreat!
The Marriage Workbook is a helpful toolkit to use alongside the DIY Marriage Retreat Course. In addition to acting as a guide through the modules, it also includes note pages, planners, quotes, and more to use during your retreat.
Each module features worksheets that are not only great for troubleshooting problems in your relationship, but they can also help you negotiate what your marriage can look like going forward.
30 Day Marriage Challenge
Focus on your marriage for thirty days with this easy to follow marriage challenge. Each task moves you one day closer to making your marriage stronger.
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