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Marriage

Living Life, Marriage, Motherhood, People & Relationships

7 Fun Ways To Reconnect With Your Husband

Jared and I drifted apart in the months after Dillon was born. It wasn’t a subtle drifting, like rowboats that slipped their knots and meandered off to sea in the quiet of night.

We saw it. Felt it. Watched it happen. Each of us in a boat without paddles, our cupped hands pawing furiously at the water. Calling out with loud voices until exhaustion took over.

Our commitment to one another and to our marriage didn’t waiver. But our connection did.

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Living Life, Marriage, People & Relationships

Breaking My Marriage Autopilot

I think it happened somewhere around the time of our son’s birth. Or maybe during his transition from milk to solid foods, or one daycare to another. Perhaps sometime the first season … or second phase … of job changes and promotions. Or ministry growth and business opportunities.Maybe in the midst of never-ending home projects. Somewhere along the way, I flipped on the switch for my marriage autopilot and our trajectory shifted.

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Bible Stories Jen Style, Faith, Marriage

Breaking Free From A Marriage Coma

If I’m not careful, my marriage will ease itself into an unconscious state. Running here and there, handling work and baby, social lives, errands, housework, writing projects, and the intention of my spousal relationship slips away. Not dying but not living, moving, or thriving. Sometimes marriage comas come from serious injury or prolonged relational illness. Raw wounds. Unspoken hurts. Unrepentant sin….

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