I Thought Marriage Would Be…

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Today’s post is from our friends Josh and Lindsey Hartz. Josh and Lindsey started out as blogging friends and have turned into real life friends. Josh and Lindsey live out the grace of God in their life and marriage and have an incredible story of restoration. We are honored to have them both share with us today. You can follow Lindsey on Twitter You can follow Josh on Twitter You…

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Valentine’s Week

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I’m really excited about our blog posts for this week. Valentine’s week holds a special place in our blog’s heart. We launched RefineUs 3 years ago this week. This summer, Trisha and I realized that in order for RefineUs to continue to help restore hope and renew relationships like we feel God has called us to do, this ministry had to expand beyond us. Actually, RefineUs was never meant to…

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The Biggest Cheerleader

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Yesterday was a really fun day for me. I got made fun of a little, but I’m cool with it. Trisha is a part of a movement of pastors’ wives and women in ministry called Leading and Loving It. It is a phenomenal community of women. Thus why I was made fun of…because Trisha spoke at their JustOne Conference yesterday, and I was one of one dude chatting, tweeting and…

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Do You Like Me?

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On Monday nights we usually go to the YMCA to work out, then join friends at Mexican Restaurant afterwards to undo everything we just accomplished at the gym. 🙂 This past Monday we walked in and my youngest son started acting a little weird and got a funny look on his face. I didn’t think anything of it at the time. Trisha arrived a few minutes after me; sat down…

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Even Though They Seem Obvious

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I had the honor of performing a wedding on Saturday. I love being able to share in a couple’s special day. As I was giving the message during the ceremony, I spoke about 3 things that have helped Trisha and I  journey together and love each other more today than we did the day we got married. We obviously haven’t always gotten these right, but they are the foundation to…

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A Little At A Time

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Every week for the past month, there has been one thing that’s caused more stress and created more panic than anything else: The Packet. Our 8 year old son, Isaiah has a packet of homework that he brings home every single day. There is a page of spelling. There is a page of math. There is a page of reading comprehension. There is a page of sentence exercises. Not that…

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Keeping Score

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Over the past couple of weeks Trisha and I have met with a lot of married couples. Some have had train wreck experiences…some have just drifted over time. Some realize they have some serious issues. Some have dysfunction that they aren’t even aware exists. Each of the couples we have met with recently have one thing in common: their list. You know that list. It is that mental list of…

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Do You Love?

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Have you ever read a passage of scripture so many times that you kinda tune it out applying to your life? It’s not that you don’t believe in its truth or understand its meaning…but it’s so familiar that it is has lost it power to move you? A few days ago, something too familiar invaded my heart. 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does…

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In Honor of Valentine’s Week

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There are some friendships that stand the test of time and circumstances. Trisha and I have been friends with Mike for almost 10 years. Mike lead worship for our student ministry years ago, and when we started Genesis Church in 2002, he would drive from Nashville to Indianapolis  about every 3 months to lead worship for our little church-plant. God has intersected our journey in a number of different ways….

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Anything For Love

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I remember the very first Valentine’s Day I spent with Trisha. It was 17 years ago today. I borrowed a friend’s car (that was much nicer than mine) and took her to a restaurant called Bennigan’s. I had the Monte Cristo sandwich. Trisha had a salad with Blue Cheese dressing. We went to the movies after dinner. All through dinner I remember adding up how much my meal was; how…

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