Eternally Ever After

Eternally Ever After  When I (Bonnie) was a young girl, many, many moons ago, I had this picture in my head of my “happily ever after.” I dreamed of future sunset walks through open fields with my fingers laced through “Prince Charming’s.” We smile at each other as we watch our 2.5 children (whatever that […]

EP43//: Marriage Myth #2: Happily Ever After

With so many myths floating around about marriage, how do we know what’s true? Today, we’ll tackle one of the most common myths that many marriages fall prey to. Discussed in today’s episode: – The #1 expectation people have going into marriage. – “Call a Kid with Madeleine” – We are self-centered and think we […]

“You Complete Me”

“You Complete Me” Don’t you just love a good romantic movie? The year we got married, the romantic-comedy Jerry McGuire hit the big screen. It had something for everyone, sports, comedy, romance, even a cute kid. We watched the relational ups and downs of an unlikely couple. And just when we thought it wasn’t gonna […]

EP42//: Marriage Myth #1: You Complete Me

There are so many myths floating around our society concerning marriage and what makes a relationship work. Today we’ll uncover and expose the myth made popular by the 1996 movie Jerry Maguire.  Discussed in today’s episode: – Jerry McGuire, “You complete me.” – “Things I Never Said Before Having Kids” – The single dilemma. – […]

Will We Still Be Together in 4 Years?

Will We Still Be Together in 4 Years? In the late ’80s/early ’90s, John Gottman published the findings from his study about what causes a great marriage. John Gottman was able to predict with 94% accuracy if the couple would be together and happy in 4 years using the ratio of positive interactions and negative […]

EP41//: Negativity

With access to so much external noise, we can become inundated with negative influences that shape our view of our world, ourselves, and our spouse. In today’s episode, we discuss what happens when our interactions with each other tip from positive to negative. Discussed in today’s episode: – John Gottman study. -Positive vs negative interactions. […]

Situational Awareness

Situational Awareness Wikipedia defines Situational Awareness as “the perception of environmental elements and events with respect to time or space, the comprehension of their meaning, and the projection of their future status.”  Wow, that is a mouthful. In laymen’s language, it means to know what’s going on around you and adjust if you need to.  Recently, […]

EP40//: Situational Awareness

In today’s crazy world, it’s wise to pay attention to our surroundings and make adjustments for our own safety. In today’s episode, we discuss the benefits of situational awareness in our marriage relationship. Discussed in today’s episode: – Outlet Mall and pepper spray. – Lightning Round with Colby. – Situational awareness. – Reading verbal and […]

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