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Tweaking Your Misfiring Marriage Issues

Tweaking Your Misfiring Marriage Issues

BLOG OVERVIEW: Marriage issues can cause many problems, but sometimes the fix is much more simple than we first thought. Try minor tweaks first. I am by no means a mechanic. However, bootstrapping while finances are tight, you become many things. This last week, I became a mechanic. My truck had been running really rough for the past few weeks and I couldn’t stand it anymore. After some investigating, okay mainly YouTube, I realized my truck was misfiring. I went to the local auto shop and grabbed 6 spark wires and 6 spark plugs. I had no idea how long ... Read More »

Happy Birthday To The Most Beautiful Woman

Happy Birthday To The Most Beautiful Woman

BLOG OVERVIEW: One of the ways I can be creative in giving a gift to Stephanie is by letter. Instead of writing a letter directly to her, I am going to share my letter to you as the reader. Dear Stephanie, I am daily amazed at the woman you are and have become. I still can’t even believe it has already been nearly 8 years since we first met. Time flies. And shoot, look, we have 3 kids now too. Woooo… Steph, you are the most amazing wife. I am blown away at how supportive and loving you are to ... Read More »

The Style of Listening That Will Save Your Marriage

The Style of Listening That Will Save Your Marriage

BLOG OVERVIEW: Marriages are struggling through communication because they are missing the style of listening that heals many wounds. UNDERSTANDING. Curt walks through the front door after a long stressful day at the office. His body feels as though he just ran a marathon. All he wants to do is sit down and relax. However, with 3 kids under the age of 8, that desire simply becomes a decent dream. No longer than 5 seconds on the couch, Curt’s youngest child, Zack, jumps on his lap. Closely following Zack is Ben. Ben tells his dad about his day at kindergarten. ... Read More »

How I Realized What Caused My Family Problems

How I Realized What Caused My Family Problems

A few years ago, Stephanie and I encountered some marriage and family problems. We were having a “discussion” that led to a yelling fight one particular morning. It was early morning and I remember not liking the tone of voice she used. This is one of my triggers that sets me off. I blew up. I began yelling at her and she in return completely shut down. Another one of my triggers. I promise, I do not have that many triggers, but Stephanie knows them all. As the fight escalated, it got out of control of any rationale. I finally ... Read More »