I Thought Marriage Would Be…

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Today’s post is from our friend Angela Hunter. We met Angela and her husband Scott last fall at the Lifeway Festival of Marriage Event. We instantly hit it off with them. Their story of redemption and restoration is a miracle. They lead a marriage ministry called Marriage On Fire. We are honored to have Angela share with us today. You can “Like” them on Facebook: You can check out their…

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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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I Thought Marriage Would Be…

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Today’s post is from our friend Brent Hodge. Brent is married to Tammy and they serve in ministry here in Nashville at Cross Point. Brent and Tam were friends before we were c0-workers. They are such a blessing to our lives! You can follow Brent on Twitter You can follow Tammy on Twitter You can check out Brent’s Blog and Tammy’s Blog We so grateful to have Brent and Tammy…

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I Thought Marriage Would Be…

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Today’s post is from our friend Brian Clayville. Brian is married to Jenni and together they serve in ministry in El Paso, Texas. You can follow Brian on Twitter You can follow Jenni on Twitter You can check out Jenni’s Blog We so grateful to have Brian and Jenni as a part of our RefineUs marriage coaching team. ________________________________________________ I thought marriage would be simple bliss. But in reality, marriage…

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Worth The Risk

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Three years ago this month we were asked to share our story publicly for the very first time. The new senior pastor at Traders Point Christian Church, Aaron Brocket wanted to kick off the new year with our story. We said no…it’s not worth the risk. Until we prayed about it. Then we said we would share our story just one time and that would be it. We’d be done….

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Top 5 Posts of 2011: #3 One Word That Keeps Your Marriage Mediocre

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Each year during the week between Christmas and New Years we post the Top 5 Posts of the previous year. Today through the end of the year, we will post the top five posts of 2011. We hope you enjoy this short recap of the year and can’t wait to see all that God does at RefineUs in 2012. _______________________ There is a litmus test in our marriage that has 100%…

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Contest Winners Announced…

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One thing we learned about this community…we love us some free stuff. 🙂 Seriously, we can’t thank you guys enough for your love; your support; your encouragement and your help in sharing the new resources we are launching at RefineUs. You guys are amazing. If you are just tuning in…we are launching two new resources in January: MentorUs: A monthly membership program designed to move you from the marriage you…

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Register Today for CoachUs Marriage Coaching

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Yesterday was an amazing day. We launched our new CoachUs program by announcing that we’re giving away a bunch of stuff…including an Amazon Kindle Fire. You can still enter to win it! Thank you for helping us get the word out. (If you want to share this post too, we’d appreciate it!) Today, we want to challenge some of you to take a step and register for our coaching program….

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Worth Fighting For

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I sat on the couch last night next to Trisha, fighting to stay awake while we watched TV. Six years ago this week I was fighting to stay married to her. She was fighting to forgive me for an affair. I was fighting to be honest. We were fighting to find a new start. We were fighting to pay bills. For the first time in our 10 year marriage, we…

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MentorUs Coming Soon

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The passion that has driven our blog and our ministry is this desire to be proactive to help marriages thrive, not just survive. We know that it is possible, but it has to be intentional. We have spent the past two years sharing the journey that God has used to not just fix our marriage, but to recreate it. We have been asked repeatedly if we have any resources that…

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