3 ways dating your spouse is like prayer; and 2 keys to getting better at both! {WW Linkup}

Dateyourmate

I’m grateful to have Steve Pare from Spouse Dates guest posting with us today! Steve has an incredible and much-needed vision to encourage couples to pursue their mates through dating. You’ll find practical resources like – testimonials from couples who’ve found dating to be crucial to their satisfaction, as well as, a free e-book, 75 […]

‘Broken Together’ Video

Broken Together

I’m going to try and scale back here in order to spend a bit more time working on several book projects I have in the works. So I will be sharing my SJT videos every other week instead of weekly. But on the weeks that I discover a video that’s worth sharing, I’ll be sharing […]

The Unplugged Spouse {WW Linkup}

Plugging In

Today I’m so excited to have a guest post from Ugochi who blogs at Teshuva, where she writes on God’s redemption in life and marriage in ways that really resonate with what we are about here at Messy Marriage. She is continuing our discussion on striving for intimacy and oneness in marriage. I hope you’ll […]

How Can I Improve My Marriage? SJT Video

Growing up

Today I’m continuing the discussion on “wounds in marriage” by sharing how I dealt with my own wounded heart. Thankfully God revealed to me two problems that stemmed from my toxic baggage, and this proved to be a game-changer in my marriage. See how I approached this important journey that vastly improved my marriage by […]

Have a ‘Scary Good’ Marriage? And Linkup!

Scary Good

It’s seems crazy to think about it, but the characters, as well as, the audience that clamors for more of the movie 50 Shades of Grey are really seeking the “scary good” that can only be experienced through the deep intimacy of a committed and safe marriage. God’s intimacy with us is represented by the […]

What ’50 Shades’ Reveals about Your Marriage and WW Linkup!

50 Shades of Torture

I’m amazed at all the hype surrounding 50 Shades of Grey. Our country and probably the world is celebrating the release of this movie in more “shades” than I can count. I haven’t seen a lot of talk on the news or TV about the backlash this movie is creating, but I see it in […]

How can I cope? SJT Video on resistance to wounds

Safest Place

This follow up Sloppy Joe Time video continues to address what to do when your spouse resists looking at his/her wounds. Last week’s video unpacked the first two suggestions and today’s video gives two more vital steps in the effort to “cope.” The emphasis is on creating a safe zone for your wounded spouse to […]

Blues to Bliss Book Review and WW Linkup!

Blues to Bliss Graphic

When I signed up to be a part of Ngina’s (from Intentional Today) launch team for her new book, Blues to Bliss: Creating Your Happily-ever-after in the Early Years, I was {and am} so very excited! I couldn’t wait to get the word out about her book! You see, I love this bloggy girlfriend of […]

Trying to unearth your spouse’s wounds? {SJT Video}

No Digging Allowed

This week on Sloppy Joe Time I’m continuing the conversation about the emotional baggage we all have and how to deal with a spouse who is unwilling to “dig up” these old wounds. “Don’t you dare disturb them! They’re lying peacefully in their graves, thank you!” Unfortunately, wounds don’t simply remain confined to the depths […]

A Newlywed’s Most Important Engagement and WW Linkup!

Engagement

Exciting things are happening at the Steffaniak household! Our family is growing. No, I am most certainly not pregnant! But we truly are adding a sweet young lady to our mostly male brood! Yippee! Our oldest son, Jordan, popped the question to Sarah, his sweetie, on Saturday, January 17th. It was a foregone conclusion months […]