2016: The Best Year of Your Marriage!

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  What if 2016 could be the best year of your marriage? The reality is you can’t change 2015…It’s almost over. But you can have a great start to 2016 by being a part of The RefineUs Weekend Experience in Nashville. Twice a year, we host a weekend in Nashville, called The RefineUs Weekend Experience, to help couples move from where they are with God and each other, to where…

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RefineUs Weekend 2015 Registration Open

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What if one weekend could radically transform a marriage? That is a question Trisha and I started asking a few years ago. What if we could help couples experience God’s vision for their marriage in a brand new way? We believed that was possible, so in 2013, we started the RefineUs Weekend Experience. The Weekend Experience is designed to give couples a small, intimate, interactive environment to rediscover their heart for God, their…

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RefineUs Weekend Date Change

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We wanted to share an important update with you!  A few weeks ago, we opened registration for our next RefineUs Weekend Experience. We had a great response and have five remaining spots available. As more people investigated joining us and those that registered began trying to make hotel reservations we quickly learned of a huge conflict: CMA Fest. CMA Fest is a great event, but made finding a hotel difficult and…

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Registration Now Open for RefineUs Weekend Experience

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Join us for a weekend in Nashville! Registration  is now open on our BRAND NEW WEB SITE for our next RefineUs Weekend Experience. Each previous RefineUs Weekends have sold out, and we only have 7 spots remaining for our next RefineUs Weekend, June 6-8, 2014. Here are a few things that make this weekend distinctive: Each experience is reserved for only 10 couples Focused one on one time as a couple is…

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Refine Our Marriage Seminar

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We have been so blessed over the past few months to travel to several churches and share our Refine Our Marriage Seminar. We are excited to host this seminar on Friday April 29 and Saturday, April 30 at Cross Point Bellevue. This is a Friday evening and Saturday morning event. We have seen God show up in powerful ways in people’s lives as we have shared this seminar together. The…

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RefineUs Ministries Year-End Update

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The reason we started blogging in February 2009 was to share our life and our story in hopes of helping others find hope and redemption. We just wanted God’s story told and glory given to Him. In May 2009 we felt God leading us to start a non-profit ministry, RefineUs Ministries, to better equip people, pastors and the church in the area of marriage and marriage restoration. God again blew…

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Marriage Coaching 2011

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There are times that you choose to do things and you know the outcome. You know that certain choices aren’t big risks. Then there are decisions that are so risky that they scare you to death, because failure is a huge possibility. Almost a year ago, we made a decision that was a definite risk,  but we felt like God wad leading us to make. We started our Marriage Coaching…

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Being Refined…

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This past weekend, Trisha and I had the opportunity to partner with two churches. SunCrest Christian Church and Fox Valley Christian Church. We spent Friday night and all day Saturday teaching our Refine Our Marriage material at a marriage retreat for SunCrest. It was such an honor to share life with such great couples. God showed up in some very cool ways! On Sunday, we had the honor of returning…

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Refine Our Marriage

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Last night, I posted on Twitter a picture of the book we received Monday from the printer. Our friend Ali worked with us over the past few months to design this marriage conference resource. It isn’t as big of a deal as receiving your book from a publisher, but this little booklet is very special to us. This booklet represents a five year journey in our lives and marriage that…

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5 Things Your Husband Needs to Hear From You

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After Justin’s post yesterday, I wanted to  follow with this post today. We don’t always get this right, but these are 5 things that make a HUGE difference in our marriage. As I speak them into my husband, our love for one another grows. I hope they are helpful to you. 1. I’m in love with you “I love you”. It’s a term of endearment that we seem to toss…

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