Bible Study that transforms your life and community

Bible study is important, but not just as a way to gain more knowledge in my head. Bible doctrine is important, but not as a way to line up what I believe against what others believe. Bible theology is important, but not as a way to superimpose a belief system over what God is actually saying and doing in the world today.

Every insight gained through prayer and Bible study is an invitation to encounter God personally. Each point of Bible doctrine or theology is an invitation to step into his very presence, to intimately know his nature, to experience him in all his goodness, and to know what he is saying to me right now, today, in this very moment!

Psalm 103:7 tells us that God “made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the children of Israel”. God revealed his nature to Moses (his ways). Moses had regular personal encounters with God and knew him personally. But the people of Israel settled for seeing what God did at a distance (his acts – things like parting the Red Sea, providing manna for food every day, providing water from a rock). When the opportunity came for them to experience a more personal encounter with God they said, “No thank you!” That prospect was too scary for them at the time (see Exodus 20:18-19).

Like many of us today we read about what God did, or we hear testimonies about what God is doing today, and we believe it. And yet perhaps we have not experienced this same power in our own life.

  • We know he has forgiven our iniquities but we may doubt the part where he heals all our diseases (see Psalm 103:3).
  • We may believe in the love of God, but we haven’t experienced that in a way that heals us from our past.

This intimate, experiential knowledge of God doesn’t occur because we have correct doctrine about God’s love. It comes when we experience a personal encounter with the God who is love.

Here’s a tool that will help us study the Bible not just to learn about God (knowing his acts), but to experience him (knowing his ways).

Read a paragraph or a chapter in the Bible and answer the following questions:

1. What does it say? 

Ask, “What does it say?” When something begins to stand out, write it down.

Example: In Matthew 5: 14 Jesus told his followers, “You are the light of the world…”

2. What does it mean?

Ask yourself “What does it mean?” Consider what the original writer was saying to the original audience. Consider the biblical and cultural context. Then write it down.

Example: Jesus was telling his followers that just as he came to bring light and reveal the true nature of His Father in heaven and to show what God is really like, (John 1:4-5), that calling is now given to them. His disciples were to be the light of the world!

3. What does it mean to me?

This is where the Holy Spirit will apply this word to you personally and present an opportunity to step into a place where you encounter him and experience his presence and power. Write it down.

Example: That calling to be the light of the world, to reveal the true nature of our Father in heaven, is also my calling. I’m called to bring to others illumination and revelation of God and his nature so that people around me can know him personally.

4. What am I to do?

This is where I yield my heart to God’s spoken word, experience his presence, and receive his grace (the willingness and power) to do what he’s asking me to do. My obedience connects with his power and resulting in a manifestation of his kingdom around me as his will is being done “on earth as it is in heaven”.

Example: v. 16 says “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” As I listened to the Holy Spirit the thought came, “My neighbor is sick. I know that he likes Chinese food. I’ll order a big take out bowl of war wanton soup and take it over to him.” When I did this I encounter God’s presence and connected with his power and joy. By serving in this way, I also prophetically declared God’s nature as a servant in my neighborhood in way that others can see him and sense his presence as well.

5. Who am I to tell?

This is where God will use me to speak to others. By sharing this word and testimony of what God is doing, I am bringing the kingdom of God to others. God will use my testimony to speak to others and encourage them to be light in their world and serve him in similar ways.

Click here to print out the Transformational Bible Study tool.

How the message of God’s kingdom really is “good news”

If you’ve been around Christians for any time at all you’ve probably heard about the “good news” – the gospel message of “Salvation in Jesus Christ”. Usually they are referring to the forgiveness of sin and eternal life that Jesus paid for by his death on the cross. That is really good news! And it’s true that forgiveness and eternal life are at the very foundation of the Christian message. However, there is even more to this “good news”!

God’s salvation also includes things like healing of sickness and disease, deliverance from torment and addictions, and healing of relationships.

The message Jesus proclaimed was called the “gospel of the kingdom”. Matthew 4:23 says, “And Jesus went about…preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.”

The good news of God’s kingdom is that eternal life begins right now! And that this message is not just about going to heaven some day, but about bringing heaven to earth right now.

Jesus said, “the kingdom of God (or ‘the kingdom of heaven’ – same idea) is at hand” (Mark 1:15). He was announcing that God’s kingdom is present and within reach right now!

“Kingdom” means the “king’s domain”. That refers to any place where Jesus is acknowledged as Lord, and where people willingly submit to him.

Wherever this happens, God works powerfully to change the situation on earth until it looks like it does in heaven. Since there is no sickness in heaven, when this kingdom comes, physical illness receives divine healing; emotional torment is relieved by a peace that goes beyond human understanding; oppression and poverty is replaced by hope and a road to freedom and true prosperity. When people yield their lives to Jesus, things shift until the situation on earth mirrors the reality of heaven. In Matthew 12:28 Jesus said, “But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.”

Christians readily understand this reality in relation to the forgiveness of sin. Most would agree that when the kingdom of God comes upon an unbelieving person, there is the gift of repentance. God opens their eyes to see their sin, gives them grace to confess and turn from it, and to receive forgiveness and new life. But what some of us have missed is that this same good news also applies to physical healing and deliverance from evil powers. Sickness is to the body what sin is to the soul and God’s salvation dealt with both.

As we share this gospel of the kingdom with others, there is a collision of two worlds. When these two opposite powers meet, God’s kingdom alway wins. Evil powers are no match for God’s power. Just like darkness is no match for light. If there’s light, darkness cannot exist. When light comes into the room darkness always flees. When we share the gospel of the kingdom the inferior reality must always bow to the superior reality.

Being a Christian means having the privilege and obligation to live a life of faith where we continually access the reality of heaven in order to see it invade the afflictions and circumstances of our world. There is not a problem on earth today that does not have its solution in the kingdom of God. Everything that a person could ever desire is found in this kingdom. And it’s up to us to bring these solutions to others in such a way that they encounter God’s love and power and enter into their own personal relationship with him. How do we do that? Through our prayers and declaration of truth and the promises of God.

As more and more people put their faith in Jesus, God’s kingdom will continue to expand, until, eventually, all nations will enjoy the blessings and riches of God’s salvation. That’s when Jesus will return for a victorious church and deliver on his promise of eternal life.

Join us in this unstoppable movement! Start by putting your faith in Jesus Christ, and experience the good news of his kingdom which, according to Jesus, is present and within reach right now to meet whatever need you may have.

When you’re disappointed with God

Someone said, “When you pray for an oak tree sometimes God will give you an acorn.”

Don’t let your disappointment cause you to miss God’s answer. Look at what he’s given you and not at what he hasn’t.

Take care of that acorn and it will become the oak tree you are longing for.

When disappointment occurs, your faith is tested. Where you experience your deepest disappointment is actually an invitation to your greatest victory. Deep inside your loss is an acorn of God’s promise that contains the mighty oak of your eternal destiny.

There are two forces warring to find a resting place in your heart. One is from your spiritual enemy who is feeding you information that builds a case against God: “If God is so good then why…? Where was God when…? etc.”

The other force is the one voice that matters: what God is saying to you; what God is promising you; the good purpose and plan God is declaring over you. Yielding to what God is saying to you connects you with the most powerful force in the universe. God spoke and the universe was created. Jesus said to Peter one word, “Come” (Matthew 14:29), and Peter was walking on the water.

So look for the acorn God has given you. Pull up and cast out all the weeds and seeds of unbelief and contend for the one voice that matters. Take care of that acorn and watch that mighty oak start to emerge.

Discovering why we’re on the planet

To discover why we’re here we have to go back to the beginning. The original purpose of humanity according to Genesis 1:28 was “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over…every living thing that moves on the earth.” God made the first man and woman in his own image to take care of the earth and expand that original garden to fill the earth, push out all evil, and establish beauty and order where there was chaos. With that authority God also gave us a free will to do with it as we choose.

Unfortunately when that first man and woman chose to use their free will to disobey God, their authority over earth was given over to the evil one (read the full story in Genesis 3). That’s the reason the world is in such chaos today.

But now through faith in Jesus – through his death and resurrection and ascension into heaven – God has restored us to our original purpose and authority with the mandate, “Go and disciple all the nations.” (Matthew 28:18-20).

This answers the question as to why we’re on the planet. It is our task to co-labor with God the Holy Spirit to be fruitful and multiply and bring the kingdom of God to earth until every evil is displaced and every corner of this beautiful planet is filled with God’s glorious presence and his goodness – and until every nation has the joy of knowing and serving God. When that happens Jesus will return to a victorious church to fully usher in his kingdom which will last forever.

If you’re not a part of this wonderful reason for being on the planet you can be. Simply choose to put your faith in Jesus Christ and he will forgive your sins and cause you to be born again. And then he will empower you to do your own part, to use your own unique gifts and skills along with a growing company of others to accomplish this great commission to transform the world.

Living from heaven toward earth

What can we do about all the division, corruption, and unrest we see in our world today? Do we have a role? Absolutely!

A relationship with Jesus Christ means living from heaven toward earth – co-laboring with him to provide solutions to every problem we encounter. As a Christian you and I died with Christ to our old nature, rose from the dead and are now seated with Jesus in the heavenly realm. That’s right! We are now citizens of two worlds, one that is passing and one that is eternal. This new position enables us to live as Jesus did, from heaven toward earth. From the eternal toward the temporary. This means all of heaven’s riches are available to us to accomplish our purpose bringing God’s blessing and kingdom to every corner of the earth. When people see how good God is and that he is for them not against them, they will want in. They will want to be a part of this kingdom.

So where do I begin? Begin by praying as the Lord instructed his followers: “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. Our instructions are in the details of that prayer:

“Give us this day our daily bread” – What’s the implication?

Alleviation of poverty – We are to receive what we need with such abundance that it will overflow to meet the needs around us, eliminating spiritual, social, and economic poverty. There is no poverty in God’s kingdom.

“Forgive us out debts, as we forgive our debtors” – What’s the result?

Healing of relationships – Receiving God’s love and forgiveness reconciles us to God and heals our hearts. As we extend that love and forgiveness to those who have offended us, our relationships are healed. There are no broken relationships in God’s kingdom.

“Lead us not into temptation” – What will this give us?

Protection from poor choices – God will protect us from choosing counterfeit joy and pleasures that lure us away from God, and he will lead us to a path of life where in his presence is fullness of joy and where we experience real and lasting pleasures (see Psalm 16:11). There is everything our hearts could ever desire in God’s kingdom.

“But deliver us from evil.” – What does this mean?

Deliverance from evil and its effects – This includes physical, emotional and mental healing and deliverance. God’s salvation is complete. He saved my soul from sin, my body from disease, and my mind from torment. Sickness is the to the body what sin is to the soul. God’s salvation dealt with both. There is no sickness, addiction, depression, or oppression in God’s kingdom.

If you haven’t considered a relationship with God, let me encourage to put your faith in Jesus Christ and join the party. The best is yet to come!

 

Our task: Heaven on earth

Growing up I learned the Lord’s prayer. When I thought of the words,“Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”, I assumed that referred to going to heaven someday.

While that is true, I have since learned that the Christian faith is not just about going to heaven some day, it’s about bringing heaven to earth.

Jesus came to establish his kingdom here on earth so it will spread through us like leaven until heaven permeates the entire earth.

What does this kingdom look like? The Bible describes God’s kingdom as three things: righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (see Romans 14:17).

I can understand how God’s kingdom would be a place of “peace” and “joy” but what does it mean by “righteousness”?

Think of all things wrong being made right – things like injustice, inequality, racism, oppression, pollution, greed, poverty, destructive behavior… all being eliminated from the earth as personal lives, cities, and ultimately nations are transformed by God’s love and power. Imagine that!

This is our task: to see heaven on earth.

And we are to do that not by a political power grab but by becoming servants bringing heaven’s solutions to the people we encounter and the places we go every day.

 

Reconnecting and Rekindling Your Marriage Relationship

Let me invite you to a new 3-week online course for couples entitled “Reconnecting and Rekindling Your Marriage Relationship”!

In this course are two powerful relationship tools that can help you do what the title suggests…

RECONNECTING

Learn how to turn conflicts into a deeper connection with your partner

Allowing conflicts to continue without being resolved will drain the life out of any relationship.

The real problem is that unresolved conflicts block your ability to connect.

When we feel connected everything works. When we feel disconnected nothing works. Cortisol increases anxiety, and our unconscious defenses hurl us into further conflict.

HERE’S HOW THE ONLINE COURSE WILL HELP YOU.

In the first week, you will learn about the Power Struggle Stage of marriage and why we have conflicts as a couple. You will learn to use the Couples Dialogue to turn these conflicts into connection.

REKINDLING

Learn how to reignite the flame of passionate love for each other.

Couples who have endured long term conflict often lose their feelings for each other. In the second week you will learn how to rekindle love and reignite passion in your relationship.

HERE’S HOW THE ONLINE COURSE WILL HELP YOU.

You will add to your toolbox a powerful tool called the Caring Behaviors exercise. This exercise and dialogue will help you identify and intentionally do things that make your partner feel loved and cared about. This will have a powerful effect toward rekindling romantic love and increasing safety and connection in your relationship

CONTINUING YOUR MARRIAGE JOURNEY

Build habits that will keep you feeling connected in a stable and secure relationship.

Most of the great relationship tools I teach don’t work…that is unless you work them. It’s easy to start well, have a breakthrough, only to go back to old patterns.

HERE’S HOW THE ONLINE COURSE WILL HELP YOU.

You will learn how to make the relationship tools you’ve learned a lifestyle. You will learn how to develop the habits necessary to sustain change over time and continue the journey toward the marriage of your dreams.

Let me encourage you to join me for this 3-week online course, RECONNECTING AND REKINDLING YOUR MARRIAGE.

The regular price is $129 but I’m offering the discount price of $69 through Sunday, April 10. Early registration is now open for you as a subscriber to my weekly email. You’ll receive more info on Monday.

Click here for more info and to enroll in this course.

Hope to see you there!

Safe conversations in an unsafe world

Troubled by what’s going on in our world? Wondering what you can do in response to all the social and political turmoil? 

Safe Conversations skills that have changed your marriage can also change your world.

Even if you feel like there is nothing you can do about where our country is headed, Safe Conversations can greatly impact your world and ultimately impact the world.  

How did we get to this place? How is it possible that we find ourselves able to dish out such emotional abuse toward fellow members of the human race? 

On the surface it makes no sense. But when we see what’s happening to us unconsciously as a nation, it makes perfect sense.

Our democracy is based on the fact that we all bring different views to the table. That’s a given.

So what happened? 

POLARIZATION

The wonderful process of co-creation and mutual purpose has broken  down and has resulted in the polarization that we are experiencing today.

When we can’t resolve normal conflicts, we get stuck in a self-absorbed state so that whenever we encounter someone who holds a different view, we are literally traumatized. That’s when we become reactive and go further into that self-absorbed state. 

Soon it no longer feels safe to engage with that person on the other side of the aisle.

What happens if we let this polarization continue? 

OBJECTIFICATION

We lose empathy for each other. We are no longer in touch with what the other person is experiencing or feeling.

Objectification means that the other person has effectively been degraded to the status of a mere object. And here’s the tragedy of that:

When people become objects, we can treat them any way we want.

We can criticize them, we can label them, we can berate them, we can walk out of the room when they are talking it us. 

We can dish out this kind of abuse, because to us they are no longer human. They are just things that serve us. And they become objects of our frustration.

Tragically this is what seems to have happened in our nation today. And the whole world is watching us.

So what can we do? 

SAFE CONVERSATIONS

The Safe Conversations Dialogue is a tool that can help you restore empathy and begin to come back together with people who see things differently.

Here’s how the three steps of the Safe Conversations Dialogue can help.
MIRROR

When you MIRROR another person’s thoughts and  feelings, you begin to see who that person really is. That person feels honored that you would listen and see them. As a result they will tend to feel more open to you and your perspective.

VALIDATE

When you VALIDATE this person’s thoughts and feelings, you begin to see how they make sense from their perspective. Validation is not agreeing with this person, but it’s seeing how their perspective makes sense according to their own inner logic. Validation results in differentiation and neutralizes the trauma so that polarization does not have to occur. Again when you validate someone they will tend to feel more open to you and your perspective.

EMPATHIZE

When you EMPATHIZE with another person’s feelings, healing occurs and safety is restored. You can then see that person as human and not as an object, and connection, and dialogue, and even mutual purpose is possible. We now know it’s impossible to criticize someone you are empathetic with.

Go one way with one person talking and the other person listening. Then reverse roles and do it again….and again…and again!

I know you can’t stop and have a deep dialogue with every person you engage with. But you can apply these principles in every conversation you have. And if you do, I’m convinced that you’ll see dramatic results in terms of safety, connection, creative solutions, and ultimately healing in your relational world. 

If you’d like more help click here for more information and to enroll in an upcoming Safe Conversations Workshop.

Let’s be courageous and do our part to bring peace to our troubled and polarized world!

Feeling stuck? Get back on track to your dream marriage

Most couples begin their journey with a dream of marital bliss.

But somewhere within the first two years after saying “I do”, many get stuck and their dream becomes a living nightmare. Or, at best, a dull and mediocre existence.

How does something so good end up feeling so bad? 

It happens when we enter the Power Struggle Stage of marriage. You know you’re in the power struggle when you start wanting your partner to change. “If only you would change, I could be happy.” You start complaining that your needs are not being met. “You could meet my needs if you wanted to. And since you don’t, you don’t love me.” 

And because unconscious reactions are triggered and emotions surface from places we’re not aware of, we begin reacting in ways that are not helpful in our relationship.

For some crazy reason some partners think, “If I cause you enough pain, you will change and meet my needs! Then, we can go back to romantic love.” 

But it doesn’t work. It only gets worse. That’s why about 40% of marriages fail. And of the couples who stay together, about 75% report their marriages as unsatisfactory. These couples are stuck.

So how do we get unstuck and back on track toward the marriage we dreamed about in the beginning? 

Here are six steps that will help…along with an opportunity to enroll in an online course that will take you further, learning all the tools you’ll need.

1. Make a new commitment to pursue your dream marriage

Most things in life don’t come to us unless we go after them. When we get stuck in our relationship it will require a new commitment to get unstuck.

Make a commitment to three things: Reconnecting, Rekindling and Re-envisioning your relationship.

HERE’S HOW THE ONLINE COURSE WILL HELP YOU GO FURTHER.

Week 1: Getting on the journey to your dream marriage

You’ll discover why marriage is the best place to heal and grow and fulfill your life purpose together – no matter how stuck you’ve become. 

You’ll look at four stages that most marriages go through, and you’ll work together as a couple to create your own Relationship Vision statement that will help get you back on course and guide you into the future together. 

2. Learn how to turn conflicts into a deeper connection with your partner

Allowing conflicts to continue without being resolved will drain the life out of any relationship.

The real problem is that unresolved conflicts block your ability to connect.

When we feel connected everything works. When we feel disconnected nothing works. Cortisol which increases anxiety, and unconscious defenses hurls us into further conflict.

HERE’S HOW THE ONLINE COURSE WILL HELP YOU GO FURTHER.

Week 2: Turning Conflicts into Connection

You’ll learn about the Power Struggle Stage of marriage and why we have conflicts as a couple. You will use the Couples Dialogue to turn these conflicts into connection.

3. Discover root issues that are blocking intimacy

You can resolve conflicts but still not feel connected. You must move beyond the symptoms and deal with root issues that cause your conflicts to keep recurring. 

HERE’S HOW THE ONLINE COURSE WILL HELP YOU GO FURTHER.

Week 3: Overcoming Unconscious Barriers to Intimacy

You’ll learn why conflict is a sign you married the right person. You’ll discover what kinds of unconscious forces were in effect when you chose the partner you did, and how there was an unconscious program running in your lower brain that led you to the person best suited to help you heal and grow. You’ll use the Parent/Child Dialogue where you will gain empathy for your partner’s past and learn what to do about the childhood defenses that are blocking your ability to connect. 

4. Rekindle romantic love 

Couples who have endured long term conflict often lose their feelings for each other. Use the Caring Behaviors exercise to rekindle love and reignite passion in your relaitonship.

HERE’S HOW THE ONLINE COURSE WILL HELP YOU GO FURTHER.

Week 4: Reigniting Your Passion for Each Other

You will add to your toolbox this powerful tool called the Caring Behaviors exercise. It will help you and your partner rekindle romantic love and increase safety and connection in your relationship

5. Use conflicts as an opportunity to heal and grow

As conflicts are turned into connection, learn to ask for changes that bring healing and growth

HERE’S HOW THE ONLINE COURSE WILL HELP YOU GO FURTHER.

Week 5: Building a Healing and Growth Partnership

You will look at how your partner’s need for healing becomes a blueprint for your own emotional growth. You’ll learn that buried beneath each relationship frustration is a wish. You’ll use the Change Request Dialogue tool to begin a lifestyle of turning frustrations into requests that help you get the love you want, bringing healing to you and growth to your partner.

6. Build a culture of safety, connection, passion and full-aliveness.

Most of the great relationship tools I teach don’t work…that is unless you work them. It’s easy to start well, have a breakthrough, only to go back to old patterns. Build habits that will keep you feeling connected in a stable and secure relationship.

HERE’S HOW THE ONLINE COURSE WILL HELP YOU GO FURTHER.

Week 6: Continuing the journey to your dream marriage

You will learn how to make the relationship tools you’ve learned a lifestyle. You will learn how to develop the habits necessary to sustain change over time and continue the journey to the marriage of your dreams.

Let me encourage you to join me for the six-week online course, Building the marriage of your dreams.

Click here for more info and to enroll in the Couples Online Course.

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    When marriage conflicts do damage to your children

    When Mark and Jennifer had a breakthrough in their marriage relationship, their joy was mixed with all kinds of regrets.

    Mark said, “Why couldn’t we have learned these things about our marriage sooner so our kids didn’t have to grow up in a war zone?”

    Their happiness was tarnished by thoughts of what constant fighting had done to their children.

    Are there things that happened in the past that you regret? Are you concerned about how your mistakes might have affected your children?

    Here are some steps Mark and Jennifer took to turn regrets of the past into hope for the future.

    1. Keep growing in your marriage

    You can’t change the past but you can change the future. You can’t change where you’ve been but you can change where you’re going.

    Although you began badly, you can end well.

    Although Mark and Jennifer spent much of their marriage in conflict, they did not give up. They found some powerful tools through Imago Relationship Therapy that helped them reconnect and rebuild their relationship.

    So they had a breakthrough in their relationship. That’s great, but what about the collateral damage? What about the damage done to their children?

    2. Let go of the past

    Mark and Jennifer realized they have to let go of their past. They decided to not let their past failures define them.

    History is full of examples of successful people who did not let their past define them.

    Historical figures like King David and the Apostle Paul had pasts that make most of us look like saints by comparison.

    And yet through their faith, they found forgiveness that enabled them to forgive themselves and move on toward monumental accomplishments in life.

    When we allow a failure to define us, it limits us all our lives.

    It’s not an easy thing to do. It may be a difficult process. But choose to let go of the past.

    3. Look at what you have; not at what you don’t have

    Jennifer and Mark did not minimize the pain they caused, or the loss of time and opportunities with their kids. But instead of looking at what they don’t have, they decided to look at what they do have. 

    A soldier who loses an arm in battle can let that loss define him for the rest of his life.

    Or he can look at what he has and ask, “How can I build on that?”

    In the same way Mark and Jennifer began to express gratitude for what they have – a marriage that is now on track and an opportunity to change their story.

    4. Look to the future with hope

    Mark and Jennifer realized the final chapter of their relationship is not yet written.

    Though they started out badly, they could end well and have a positive impact on their children.

    They were surprised to find that their children still looked up to them. Their children could see the changes in their marriage. They learned it’s never too late to have a positive impact on your children.

    5. Extend your healing to your children

    Mark used the dialogue skills he learned with Jennifer to talk to his daughter who was now out of college and building her career. He said things like, “I can see how I was into my work too much and was not available to you and your mom during that time.”

    She opened up and told him of an instant when she was in middle school and needed help that involved calling a teacher. Mark was busy and told her, “You’re a big girl. You can make that call yourself.”

    With tears she told him of the pain she felt at that moment, and how she vowed she’d never ask him for help again.

    From that point there was a strain and distance in their relationship. But now, as Mark acknowledging the hurt he caused, there was healing. 

    And then a thought came that surprised them both. His daughter said, “You know Dad, that was hurtful. But in many ways it served to make me the independent and self-sufficient person I am today.”

    Wow! Healing and acknowledgement of the good that came out of a childhood wound. Can it get any better? 

    Healing in Mark and Jennifer’s marriage is being extended to their children. 

    Could it be that your children need you now as much as ever?

    It’s not too late to give your children a blueprint of what a healthy marriage looks like – not a perfect marriage, but a growing marriage.

    Never underestimate the impact changes in your marriage can have on others, especially your children.

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