To Know and Be Known by Your Spouse

“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”     Philippians 2:4 STOP the insanity! The divorce rate in the United States is reeling out of control. The national divorce rate is currently at 50%. In California, 60% of marriages end in divorce, and in Orange County a staggering 70% do. This … Read More

Is Your Spouse Treating You Like Royalty?

 Be devoted to one another in love ~ Romans 12:10 With your busy schedules for you and your spouse, is it challenging to find time to make each other feel special? In 2004, Angie and I were very busy. Our two sons were in college. We were working full-time at one company while starting another new company, plus we were … Read More

Your Marriage May be the Only Bible Some People Read

“The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.” Proverbs 10:9 Today I received a call from a past client. He asked me if I remembered the name of a handyman I had referred him to about 7 years ago. I explained that the handyman he was referring to had retired. I asked … Read More

How To Make Your Marriage a “10”

  “There is not more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage”. Martin Luther   Rob and Ashley had been married for 15 years when they decided to go through Marriage Mentoring with Angie and me. Rob was very successful in his career of selling medical products. He could not say the same about his … Read More

You Can’t Just Run Away

“Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me.” Romans 7:21 When the new California cell phone law requiring drivers to use a hands-free device came into effect, I purchased a Bluetooth  headset to use. One day, I received a very important cell phone call at home. I had removed my Bluetooth device when I arrived home. … Read More

7 Ways to Get Back to the Sweet Spot

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace” – Galatians 5:22 Cody and Tori had been married for 14 years when they enrolled in our Marriage Enrichment program. No question that they were in love with each other, but unfortunately their relationship lacked emotional and physical intimacy. Their marriage had drifted off into the “sour patch” and they had … Read More

5 Stages of a Christ-Centered Marriage

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh..” Genesis 2:24 Relationships are always changing. There is no such thing as staying the same. Most marriages experience five distinct stages of growth. Couples that follow God’s design can avoid many of the pitfalls that other marriages … Read More

How to Change Your Spouse

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12 Is there something that your spouse is doing that you find irritating or frustrating? You know that if you say something about it, it will likely just lead to an argument? We have a great tool that we share during our couple-to-couple mentoring sessions that is perfect … Read More