Out of the Dust: One Couple’s Miraculous Story of Overcoming SECRECY, SHAME, and DIVORCE

By Ashley Willis on May 30, 2017

GUEST POST by Chris and Stephanie of Out of the Dust Do you feel like your marriage is so far gone–so messed up…so damaged…so dead–that even God Himself couldn’t resurrect it?  Chris and Stephanie have been there, but their story didn’t…

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The ONE ISSUE that Could Either STRENGTHEN OR DESTROY Your Marriage

By Ashley Willis on May 22, 2017

I just finished watching an interesting movie called The Founder, the story behind Ray Kroc building the McDonald’s restaurant franchise. Though this movie is primarily centered around the business side of things, it also has a lot to say about…

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The MOST IMPORTANT Words You can Say to Your Spouse

By Ashley Willis on May 9, 2017

I love that old John Mayer song “Say What You Need to Say”.  It’s so simple and true.  Why is it that we often hold back from really saying all the things we need to say until something bad happens…

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5 RIDICULOUS Things that Married Couples Fight About

By Ashley Willis on May 8, 2017

Over the years, Dave and I have squabbled over some really silly things. And, it was a BIG waste of our time and energy. We talk to so many couples who also struggle with this, and over time, it can…

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6 Simple Ways to BEAT BOREDOM in Your Marriage

By Ashley Willis on May 4, 2017

I HATE the terms “ol’ ball and chain” or “my old man.” They’re not loving at all, and they certainly don’t sound exciting.  It’s terms like these that perpetuate the assumption that a marriage gets more boring with time.  In…

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5 Signs that You Might be a NAGGING SPOUSE and How to Stop It

By Ashley Willis on May 2, 2017

Nobody likes a nag.  Nobody.  So, why do so many of us struggle with nagging our spouse?  And, contrary to popular belief, it’s NOT just wives who struggle with this. Nagging is toxic epidemic in marriages today, and there are…

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5 GREAT BOOKS that Will Make You a Better Parent AND Ease Your Mind

By Ashley Willis on April 25, 2017

Whenever I feel like I am struggling as a parent (which is A LOT, to be honest), I love to find a good book on the subject.  Over the years of raising our four boys, I have found myself using…

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Why You and Your Spouse Should Have a MOUNTAIN TOP EXPERIENCE Together

By Ashley Willis on April 24, 2017

A few months ago, my husband had the amazing opportunity to travel to Israel for 10 days with some awesome Christian leaders, speakers, musicians, and athletes.  It was truly one of those “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunities.  I was invited to go too,…

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5 Ways You and Your Spouse Can SURVIVE (and even THRIVE) Through Hard Times

By Ashley Willis on April 19, 2017

Life can be tough at times–not one of us is immune to it.  Sometimes, those difficult circumstances can bring out the worst in our marriage.  In fact, statistics show a high divorce rate for couples who experience heartbreaking tragedies such…

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When You Feel HOPELESS, Remember THIS

By Ashley Willis on April 11, 2017

GUEST POST by Christan Barnett I’ve been drained lately. I just feel at the end of myself, which is likely right where God wants me. Nevertheless, its painful, scary and uncomfortable to say the least. This morning I was sitting…

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