EP//35: Lessons from Newlyweds

Like most couples, after a while, we tend to fall into the trap of juggling life and managing chaos. Too often, this leads to a relationship that is a shell of what it once was. What if we could go back and learn from our younger, newlywed selves? What are some lessons we could learn […]

Patterns Have Partners

“Nice of you to join us,” I said sarcastically, as Daniel put a plate in the microwave to reheat his dinner. The kids and I had finished dinner twenty minutes before he walked in the door, an hour after I had expected him home for dinner.  “Someone caught me on the way to the parking […]

EP//34: Emotions are Liars, Part 2

Why do we keep arguing about the same things over and over? In this second part of a two-part conversation, we discuss how each couple has different hot buttons that draw them into conflict and how to stop the tango.  Discussed in today’s episode: – Flat-brained tango recapped. – “Things I Never Said Before Having […]

Flat Brains and Hard Hearts

FLAT BRAINS & HARD HEARTS I’m sure everything is great at your house. But at ours, emotions have been running a bit hot lately. After months and months of close-quarter living with the same people, one little comment or action can take our emotions from zero to sixty in a matter of seconds. Walking through […]

EP//33: Emotions are Liars, Part 1

Have you ever noticed that a normal conversation can escalate from 0-10 in about five seconds? We’re all wired for “fight or flight” to be able to protect ourselves from perceived danger. In part 1 of 2 episodes, today we talk about how our emotions can take over making relational conflict more difficult than it […]

The “Me” That You See

The “Me” That You See When I (Daniel) was a little boy, my brothers and I would throw the baseball or football in our side yard. As we got older, we stretched into our neighbor’s yard. I don’t guess it bothered them, and we never thought anything about it. Now that I’m a Dad of […]

EP// 32: The Other Side of Me

If you woke up tomorrow and discovered you were married to “you” would you be happy or devastated? In today’s episode, we discuss the importance of asking our spouse the question, “what’s it like to be on the other side of me?” Discussed in today’s podcast: – Colby’s baseball tryouts. – The climate that surrounds […]

My Goals are Killing My Marriage!!

We all have different personality styles. Sometimes we’re born with a particular personality, sometimes life shapes it for us. I’m (Daniel) the youngest of four boys. Typically the youngest is thought to be spoiled, not driven but lazy…you get the picture. However, I’m not that way. I’m not sure if I was born that way […]

EP// 31- Am I Driven or Selfish?

There is typically a goal setter in every marriage relationship. This can be healthy, or it can create conflict. In today’s episode, we discuss whether constant drive toward goals is healthy or harmful to a marriage relationship. Discussed in today’s episode: – Daniel’s new goal. – Seriously Funny Dad Jokes – Type A personalities – […]

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