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We want to thank Marcos and Amarillis Mercado for the opportunity to be a part of the Marriage Beyond the Vows Relationship Workshop event this past Saturday (December 3rd 2016)! It was a powerful time as Pam and I shared our personal experiences (good and bad) along with Ted Winsley and Dawn Winsley, pastors of […]
It was a great time as we closed out our last session of the Marriage Between Friends workshop this past Monday! I would never have guessed just how much conducting these workshops would have been such a blessing to my own marriage as we encourage others. As always at the end of every cohort […]
Thanks so mush to the Delaware Church and Marcos and Amarillis Mercado for inviting us down to worship and for me to speak at your Sunday worship! Your friendship and belief in us is really appreciated. For all reading, you won’t find a more welcoming group of Christians than the fellowship there! Thanks also to […]
Pam and I are in the car driving home from one of our quick trips out of town. Pam mentions that both of our family reunions fall on the same weekend. She suggests that she could possibly go to her family for two days and then join me for my family reunion on Saturday. At the […]
Now for a little self disclosure… Although Pam and I’s reputation is generally good, the truth is we have struggled throughout our marriage! In a nutshell, neither of us handle anger well, but instead avoid our conflicts issues deceitfully and then tend to “people-please” each other. I have always been horrified about “worst case […]
Criticism: Verbally attacking our spouse’s personality and character Contempt: Attacking their sense of self (sarcasm and arrogance) Defensiveness: Defensively seeing yourself as a victim to ward off perceived attacks. Stonewalling : Withdrawing or shutting down. These qualities DESTROY relationships. These are nicknamed the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” (Gottman and Silver 2015). The reason is […]