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Episode 60 // What if you’re the only one trying? 5 steps to setting goals and creating change in your family relationships.

What are we talking about today? Whatever your goals are for this year, I hope that you have a high priority on building or maintaining godly family relationships. We sometimes put a lot of pressure on ourselves to create meaningful goals, to stick with our New Years resolutions, or to change problems in our family …

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Episode 59 // 25 quick, practical tips for your family’s year: build a happy marriage, peaceful home, and a great relationship with your kids

What are we talking about today? In the chaos of real life, sometimes all a busy Christian mom really wants are a few good tips and tricks to make her family life a little bit better.  Sure, you can set big and ambitious goals for your family. That’s great! But if you’re feeling a little …

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Episode 57 // My 10 favorite books, tools, and free resources (aka… gift ideas!) from marriage to biblical worldview and beyond

What are we talking about today? In today’s episode, I’m sharing my top 10 list of recommended resources for busy Christian moms. As a family therapist, I often get asked about my recommendations for books, tools, or ideas to help women strengthen their family relationships. Most of them are free, others are definitely low-cost… and …

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Episode 50 // Marriage & Motherhood… why it’s so hard, why it matters so much, and my #1 tip for doing it all well.

What are we talking about today? Has your marriage ever been a struggle? What about your motherhood These two incredibly important relationships are sometimes much harder than we expect! We often feel alone in that struggle, but my friend, you are not alone. Today we’re being real and vulnerable together to talk about the hard parts …

Episode 50 // Marriage & Motherhood… why it’s so hard, why it matters so much, and my #1 tip for doing it all well. Read More »

Episode 46 // 12 tips to spice up your marriage… building intimacy OUTSIDE of the bedroom.

What are we talking about today? Intimacy is about so much more than what happens in the bedroom. I’ve been a marriage counselor for over 10 years now, and have seen the power of emotional, mental, and spiritual intimacy… in addition to, of course, physical intimacy! So let’s spice things up in our marriage today, …

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Episode 43 // Stop fighting! My 10-step checklist for conflict resolution in your marriage and beyond.

What are we talking about today? Do you enjoy conflict with your loved ones? Of course not! Conflict is no fun… but it is inevitable. And there are solutions.  As a therapist (not to mention a mom and a wife!) I am all too familiar with the pain of dealing with conflict. We all go …

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Episode 41 // Want to strengthen your marriage? Protect, grow, and help your marriage with this counseling activity I use as a marriage therapist.

What are we talking about today? Today we are strengthening our marriages, my friend. I’m sharing the details of a counseling intervention activity that I use frequently with couples – and it can help your marriage too, whether things are pretty good, really great, or quite a struggle.  I’ll spill the beans right now: all …

Episode 41 // Want to strengthen your marriage? Protect, grow, and help your marriage with this counseling activity I use as a marriage therapist. Read More »

Episode 40 // Your words are powerful. But are you using them to help or hurt your loved ones? In marriage, parenting, friendships… your words matter.

What are we talking about today? Our words are powerful. They can be used for good, bringing healing and encouragement into our family life. But we all know that insults, complaints, and gossip can slip off our tongue far too easily.  Today, we are looking at Ephesians 4 to explore how our words can HELP …

Episode 40 // Your words are powerful. But are you using them to help or hurt your loved ones? In marriage, parenting, friendships… your words matter. Read More »

Episode 30 // Deepen your marriage in 5 minutes a day with this simple and fun activity … which is also foundational to a healthy relationship and happy marriage

What are we talking about today? How well do you REALLY know your spouse? This question is central to your marriage. You simply cannot have a meaningful, healthy, lasting, joy-filled marriage without a deep knowledge of each other.  But don’t worry – this doesn’t have to take a ton of time or energy! As a …

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Episode 19 // Start resolving conflict in your marriage TODAY by managing difficult conversations with less stress and more peace

Do you enjoy conflict? It’s almost a trick question. No one likes conflict! As a marriage therapist, one of the most common things that I do is help couples manage conflict. Every marriage has its own hot button issues, and conversations about those topics often bring up hard emotions and a lot of emotional baggage. …

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