Sticks and Stones and Broken Bones

Brad says….

The playground taught me the biggest lie of all time. “Sticks and Stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” I don’t know who came up with this line, but there isn’t an ounce of truth in it.

Words hurt. Words often hurt even more than even sticks and stones ever could.Sticks and Stones and Broken Bones

I wish everyone learned that lesson when they were kids on the playground. Unfortunately, far too many husbands missed it and so years later the same mouth they use to kiss their wife they use to hurt her too.

In The Heat of the Moment

“The argument is happening, the emotions are hot, and the words just start flying.” That is how many men “excuse” the fact that they called their wife a b***h, or other horrible words.

Down the Drain

Brad Says… One of my least favorite chores is cleaning out the shower drain. That stinking ball of gray goo that clogs up the flow ever few months is not fun to remove. I hate it so much that often I’ll ignore the signs that it needs to be done. The last few weeks the…

3 Things for When you are Hurting in your Marriage

Kate says . . . The loneliness is all encompassing. No matter which way you turn it seems to be there nipping at your heals. The cloud of darkness that follows your one flesh journey is ever hovering. You look to the other wanting desperately to reach out, for this to be the time that…

My Wall of Shame

Kate says . . . The sun is beating hot. So intense it is like hitting a wall. The wall, similar to the one I feel in my own life is too hot to approach and tear down. So I keep building the wall, layer after layer to protect myself. It is a wall I…

3 Things Higher Sex Drive Spouses Wish their Spouse Knew

Brad Says… Kate wrote the, “3 Things you need to know about struggling with low desire” which every higher drive spouse needs to read. I thought I would follow it up with my own perspective letting you into the brain of a higher sex drive spouse. 1. We Are Sherlock Most of the Time “My…

3 Things you need to know about struggling with low desire

Kate says . . . I remember the time clearly, because the mind remembers emotional pain as if it were yesterday. Our minds can forget physical pain, but recall emotional pain almost instantly. I remember because there are current moments where I wonder if I will travel down the same scary broken road. Will I…

5 Things Marriages That Have Been Fought for Have

Kate says . . . We all have seen them. The marriages that suddenly seem “different” in a totally good way. When we get up the courage to ask them, we are enlightened to many battles on a vast battlefield. Maybe you realized there was a battlefield and perhaps you didn’t. Some people are fine…

What’s Behind This Door for YOU?

Guest Post by Shannon Ethridge, M.A. Imagine 8-10 women of all ages, from all walks of life, gathering together behind this door over a 4-day span with one goal – to sift through their sexual and emotional baggage. Why in the world would they want to do such a thing? Because they’re serious about making sexual integrity…

My Husband, My Jesus

Kate says . . . My amazing Jesus. He knows my inner most thoughts and fears. He knows where I struggle and where I thrive. He loves me when I am good and when I not. His devotion is unending, even when I am not deserving of it. When I am angry and throw nasty…

#MMConf15 Re-Cap & Giveaway

Brad and Kate say . . . If you gain nothing else from our time at the Marriage Ministry Conference 2015, get this . . . It’s all about pointing them to Jesus! Yes, marriage ministry means getting into the nitty-gritty of life and marriage and sometimes we get bogged down with tips and techniques…