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Reignite the SPARK in your Marriage

Reignite the Spark in your Marriage

Reignite the SPARK in your Marriage

 

 

We’re changing things up this week in order to bring your marriage the SPARK its been  craving.

 

But FIRST, a quiz.

 

Q: What do Salt-N-Pepa, Daily Planners, and the “Top Secret Thing” Chris puts reminders in his phone about all have in common???

 

Well, they’re all part of this week’s post which is actually…wait for it…a podcast!

Listen now:

We were honored to once again join the WinToday Podcast with our good friend Christopher Cook to discuss all things relationships, intimacy, and sex. And while the focus is on our married audience today, Christopher spearheaded the way for our single audience by encouraging you to listen in and file away these tips for your future self.

 

They will thank you.

 

We know listening can re-ignite a spark in your marriage AND, we’re quite sure you’ll be pre-t-ty entertained along the way.

Click here to download

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5 Tips to have better Sex with your spouse Tonight

5 Tips To Have Better Sex With Your Spouse Tonight

 5 Tips to have better Sex with your spouse Tonight

 

God wants you to have amazing Sex.

And now I have your attention.  “God wants you to have amazing sex’” was the opening statement straight from my husband’s lips at our very first Pursuit of Love conference.

There’s a reason we did youth ministry for 13 years. Ain’t NOBODY falling asleep on Chris Rea’s watch.

It’s a sight to behold when you publically broach the subject of sex with teenagers.  The room becomes completely polarized into two camps. 1- fixated on your every word with googly-eyed anticipation. 2-doing everything-NOT-to-make-eye-contact with their pastors talking about sex.

If awkward moments are your thing, this is your Christmas.

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How to Care for a Friend going through Pain

How To Care For A Friend Going Through Pain

How to Care for a Friend going through Pain

If I asked you, “Who in your life right now is going through a hard season,” who comes to mind?

The reality is we all know someone going through a painful situation. And the challenge as their friend is always this: “What can I do? I want to help, I just don’t know how.”

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15 Proven Ways to make your Spouse feel Loved

15 Proven Ways To Make Your Spouse Feel Loved

15 Proven Ways to make your Spouse feel Loved

Becoming a spouse has made me bi-lingual, but more on that in a minute.

 

The Summer following my freshman year of high-school I embarked on a 10 day missions trip to Russia.  It was life-changing as most missions trips are, especially when you’re a teenager firmly rooted in the middle of American suburbia. The people, the culture and the way we saw the Lord move in the hearts and lives of those precious people forever branded my heart and messed with me in all the best ways.

But one particular challenge from that trip sticks out in my mind like a sore thumb:

I did not speak a lick of Russian.

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Who's getting the BEST Version of you?

Who’s Getting the BEST Version of You?

 

Who's getting the BEST Version of you?

 

I’m a firm believer that the people closest to us should receive the best version of us.

And because you’re an amazing human, I’m sure you agree.

But WHY is that concept so much easier in theory rather than practice? It’s easy to be charming to the Starbucks Barista you may never see again. Maintaining that same level of “love” and charisma for the people that live in your house however, is a different challenge entirely.

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6 Ways to Make you Marriage THRIVE & not just Survive

6 Ways To Make Your Marriage Thrive & Not Just Survive

6 Ways to Make you Marriage THRIVE & not just Survive

 

I’ve yet to meet the person who enters into marriage thinking,

 

“Man, I can’t wait to train wreck this thing.”

We all enter into this lifelong commitment thinking:

 

“Baby, I’m gonna love you like I’m gonna lose you.” (Thank you Meghan Trainor and John Legend colab that makes me cry every time.)

“Our differences will only draw us together & make us stronger.”

“I adore how opposite we are. You complete me.”

 

Then you got married.

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3 Ways to become a better l

“Say What?!?”…3 Ways to Become a Better Listener

3 Ways to become a better l

Today friends, we’re talking…wait just one second…

I’m sorry what was that? I couldn’t hear you over my distracted texting.

Ah yes, listening. We’re talking listening.

Really. Listening.

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Help your Marriage with our Top 5 Relationship Posts

Top 5 Relationship Posts

Help your Marriage with our Top 5 Relationship Posts

Guys, guess what? We are celebrating 16 years of marriage this week! I know, we married at 8, what can I say 😉

In all seriousness, I cannot believe it has gone so fast. It seems like just yesterday we were stressing about very important marriage things like seating charts and the ideal recessional song. (Which BTW was the Rocky theme song, “Gonna Fly Now,” and all kinds of awesome. )

In honor of our anniversary we wanted to share with you our 5 favorite relationship posts.

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How not to ruin your marriage doing DIY projects

How NOT To Ruin Your Marriage doing DIY projects

How not to ruin your marriage doing DIY projects

Some days, it sounds absolutely dreamy to go all “Chip and Joanna” on a project. But if you’ve ever tackled even a minor DIY with your significant other, you know it has the potential to evoke WWIII type of explosions on your relationship. There are so many micro decisions that can compound into one major debacle. Not to mention, you’re trying to appease two very different people with, most likely, very different design aesthetics.

Ie: “Black Leather All-The-Things” vs “I want to live in a modern/rustic/Parisian Glam Farmhouse.”

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How to Forgive 6 Steps to Seeking and Granting Forgiveness

How to forgive: 6 Steps to seeking and granting forgiveness

How to Forgive 6 Steps to Seeking and Granting Forgiveness

 

by Chris Rea

Do you remember that old nursery rhyme,”Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” That little children’s song proves one single solitary thing: nursery rhymes are full of lies. 😉

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