EP//74: Staying Connected, Part 3: Physical

A healthy friendship and emotional intimacy create a foundational bond for an even deeper connection in marriage- sex! In today’s episode, part 3 of 4, we discuss physically staying connected to our spouse. Discussed in today’s episode: – Married Sex by Gary Thomas – Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together, Mark […]

Connection is Costly

Connection is Costly By Bonnie Hoover It happened on mile 3 of our 5-mile hike down from an overnight stay at the Len Foote Hike Inn. The kids walked ahead while Daniel and I lagged behind, enjoying the crisp mountain air. Daniel reached out and grabbed my hand as we talked about what a fun […]

EP//73: Staying Connected, Part 2: Emotions

Friendship is foundational, but it should lead to a deeper connection between husband and wife. In today’s episode, Part 2 of 4, we discuss the ingredients and barriers to emotional connection in marriage. Discussed in today’s episode: – Len Foote Hike Inn – “Seriously Funny Dad Jokes” – Genesis 2:18a, 24-25 – Prov. 31:10 – […]

Daily, Weekly, Monthly…

Daily, Weekly, Monthly… By Daniel & Bonnie Hoover Several years ago, I (Daniel) received a phone call from one of my best friends. At the time, he was single and was on a business trip to Colorado. While there, he took a trip to the top of the Rocky Mountains. As I picked up the […]

EP//72: Staying Connected, Part 1: Friendship

Research has shown that couples who have a great friendship experience a higher percentage overall of marital satisfaction. In today’s episode, Part 1 of 4, we discuss the vital role friendship plays in staying connected to your spouse.  Discussed in today’s episode: – “Man’s best friend.” – It is not good that the man should […]

Beyond Expectations

Beyond Expectations By Bonnie Hoover Typically I wouldn’t say I like surprises. You see, I’m a planner and don’t enjoy things being sprung on me at the last minute. However, I have come to love birthday surprises when my hubby is planning them! Daniel is the king of planning and keeping fun secrets on special […]

EP//71: What Did You Expect?

Most of us get married with desires for what “happily ever after” will look like. In today’s episode, we discuss what happens when our desires turn into expectations and demands that become a heavy burden on our spouse. Discussed in today’s episode: – Zero Turn mower, raised bed garden, and a birthday getaway. – “Something […]

Good Fences

Good Fences Early in our marriage, I felt something was missing. It wasn’t money, a big house, or children, though we didn’t have those either. No, it was something a bit more straightforward. I wanted a puppy. After much begging, Daniel finally agreed to get me a miniature dachshund, and we named her Maggie. I […]

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