My Gift to You! And WW Linkup!

Forgive U Cover

Christmas is the season for giving, because our Lord and Savior came to earth as a babe in a manger—ultimately giving His life for us on the cross! That’s why I want to give to you, my Messy Marriage subscribers, a gift that I’ve been feverishly working on for months. I thought it would be […]

Have a ‘sticky’ marriage? And Linkup!

God's Glue Prov. 1824

There are two aspects of marriage that I believe “glue us” to our spouses. When one or both are absent or lacking, you can expect that your marriage and feelings of love will suffer as well. What is that special combo? Any guesses?   Married Sex and a Spiritual Foundation   1. Married Sex* – […]

Will you meet ‘my’ needs? SJT Video

SJT Alternate

In this video, I share how anytime I seek my independence and focus on getting “my needs”* met in marriage, I create something of a “tug-of-war” with my husband. I offer a “work-in-progress” strategy that has changed the dynamic and atmosphere of my marriage drastically for the better whenever I use it! I hope you’ll check it out […]

Lessen Stress with 2 Thoughts! and WW Linkup

Father of Lights

This is a long one—longer than I like to post—but it’s funny and, I think, worth the read! This past week we celebrated Thanksgiving here in the U.S. and I worked really hard … AND I worked really hard at shifting my focus from feelings of self-pity and negativity too! I think this time of year is […]

10 Questions for Thanksgiving and Linkup!

Thanksgiving Connection

Today I know that many of you are busy shopping, cooking, cleaning and generally keeping very, VERY busy in preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. I, too, am busy and want to focus on my home and family, so here’s what I’m going to suggest … Disconnect from the blogosphere and connect with your family! […]

Can a perfect God “fill my cup”? Video

Lord Fill My Cup

Here in the U.S., Thanksgiving is fast approaching! And before we know it, the Christmas season will push Thanksgiving right on out of the way! With all that “pushing, shoving, and stuffing” heading your way, you’ll need to listen as Beth turns her attention from sloppy marriage expectations to sloppy “family” expectations and frustrations. Even with […]

Wondering if God is there for you? And Linkup!

Lover of Your Soul

Do you ever struggle to feel like God is active in healing your marriage and life? Do you wonder if He hears your prayers or is “for” you in the daily struggles you encounter? I had a day yesterday that, if I lived by the circumstances or my feelings, could have confirmed that God was […]

Is my secret ‘safe’? Video

SJT Alternate

Yes, it’s that time of the week to grab your “cup of joe” and join me for another “sloppy joe time!” In this video, I talk about the way I allowed my angry thoughts about my spouse to go from a minor messy meditation to a festering monstrosity in no time!  I’d love it if you’d take less than 3 minute to watch! […]

Bringing Balance to Our Families {Linkup and Giveaway!}

TrustintheLord

I was raised in your standard, run-of-the-mill dysfunctional home. I didn’t know it at the time, but in my family of origin codependency abounded! Some people make the mistake of assuming that you can only be “codependent” if there’s an addict who is “dependent” upon drugs or alcohol in your family. But codependency happens whenever there is […]

Can you read my mind? Video

SuperSpouse

Today I’m laying out another sloppy expectation that revealed a heaping helping of my “magical thinking” and irrational idealism back in the day! At the time, I simply thought it was an effective way to communicate my frustration and get my husband to “hop to it!” This was something that I had seen my mother do, so […]