She Reads Truth

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One of my favorite things about RefineUs, is the opportunity it has given us to travel and meet people from all over the world. One of my (Trisha) most favorite and memorable introductions took place when I met Raechel Myers in 2013. I initially met Raechel as we both boarded a plane in Nashville, TN to attend the same conference in Austin, Texas. To begin with, I was a bit…

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Join Us for a Weekend In Nashville!

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What if one weekend could radically transform a marriage? That is the 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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What No One Else Can Do

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To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.  E.E. Cummings More than anything else your wife needs you to be you today. More than anything else your husband needs you to be you today. More than anyone else, your friends love you…

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I Want to Be Desperate

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I want to be desperate for God. I want to desire an intimate relationship with God more than I desire anything else. What is true about me, and maybe true about you is that I tend to pursue and am desperate for what God can do for me, more than I am desperate for God, Himself. I am desperate for the benefits of having a relationship with God, more than…

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Confession and Healing

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When Trisha and I first got married and entered ministry in 1995, I prided myself on being a person that was accountable. I was accountable in my choices: I wouldn’t counsel with a woman behind a closed office door; I wouldn’t give a teenage girl a ride home from church without another person in the car. I wouldn’t do lunch with a female without my wife or another male staff member. At…

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Fly A Little Higher

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As a parent of three boys one of my greatest fears has been losing one of my kids. Cancer, car accident, medical condition…each possibility has crossed my mind more than I care to admit. When we received FLY A LITTLE HIGHER in the mail, my first thought was, “I’m not sure I want to read a book about a boy, my son’s age, dying of cancer.” This book is much more…

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Finding Hope In Shattered Dreams

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Regardless if you’re eight or eighty we’re all dreamers. When we get married we dream big dreams, together. We talk about where we want to live some day; how many kids we think we should have; and where we hope our careers will go. But what do you do when one of those dreams becomes one of your most feared nightmares? Five years into marriage Jeremy and Brandy Little were…

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Should you go on a first date on Valentine’s Day?

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 This is a sponsored post from eHarmony.com. There are lot of poor online dating choices on the web. eHarmony strives for integrity and a comprehensive process to help single men and women find their best dating match. With Valentines Day just a few weeks away, this post could help you prepare.  Here’s the scenario: you’ve been chatting to someone for a little while, maybe met online, sent a few messages back…

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Want a Taste of the RefineUs Tour?

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The RefineUs Tour kicks off on October 17th! As we’ve shared with you guys, we’ve been given the opportunity to partner with The Joy FM, 88.3 The Wind and His Radio to bring the RefineUs Tour to thirteen cities this fall and winter. Our first tour date is ONE MONTH AWAY in Springfield, MO. We’re working hard to create an experience that will encourage and inspire couples to never settle…

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A Letter To My Husband…

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A few months ago I was searching for a specific document and during my search found this letter. I wrote this love letter to Justin in 1994 a year before we got married. We had both moved to Vermont Illinois (a small farming town) for a part-time youth ministry position, while also attending Western Illinois University. Although the families we stayed with were amazing and our small country church was…

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