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Sex is the Foundation to a Perfect Valentines Day

Sex is the Foundation to a Perfect Valentines Day

Valentines Day is all about sex. The flowers, the chocolate, the special gifts, the memorable dinner is all leading up to...great sex. Right? In my ...
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Top 10 Ways To Love Your Spouse

Top 10 Ways To Love Your Spouse

The below list was originally compiled by David Ferguson and we have been using it in counseling with couples from the beginning. The list is ...
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Is there a wall in your marriage?

Is there a wall in your marriage?

I used to think conflict in marriage was a bad thing. So much so, that I used to do whatever it took to get rid ...
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#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday

Marriage Revolution is a donor supported ministry that relies on monthly donations to perform each one of our outreaches. Would you consider making a donation ...
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54 Reasons Not To Get A Divorce

54 Reasons Not To Get A Divorce

Whatever way you slice it, divorce sucks. Although I haven't personally experienced it, I unfortunately get front row seats to couples contemplating it, going through ...
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Announcing Dane and Paola Hall

Announcing Dane and Paola Hall

We are so excited to announce that Dane and Paola Hall have joined the Marriage Revolution team of Biblical Counselors. Dane and Paola are immediately ...
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The Secret To Good Communication

The Secret To Good Communication

95% of the couples that come to my office for counseling admit they need at least some degree of help in the area of communication ...
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Is this standing in the way of your dream marriage?

Is this standing in the way of your dream marriage?

Guest Post: Janel Breitenstein is a married mother of 4 who writes frequently for FamilyLife. Janel and her husband John currently serve with eMi in ...
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How to Respect a Husband Who Isn't Respectable

How to Respect a Husband Who Isn’t Respectable

RESPECT - Valuing and regarding another highly. Treating someone as important or with honor. Communicating or demonstrating that someone has worth. Synonyms: appreciation, awe, admiration, consideration, ...
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10 Reasons Marriage Is Hard

10 Reasons Marriage Is Hard

If I've learned 1 thing about marriage over the past 23 years, its this truth... Marriage is HARD! Anyone married longer than a couple years ...
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25 Questions to Spark Authentic Communication

25 Questions to Spark Authentic Communication

When was the last time you had meaningful conversation with your spouse? Not just cliche conversation talking about the weather or the logistics of who's ...
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Every Marriage Needs CPR

Every Marriage Needs CPR

My first job at 16 was a lifeguard at a local waterpark. I thought it would be the perfect summer job. I mean, what could ...
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Announcing John Shaw

Announcing John Shaw

Since Marriage Revolution started in 2006, we've spent a majority of our time developing tools to help hurting couples that were in need of RESTORATION. But ...
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Help Us Help Others In 2017

1 word best sums up the ministry of Marriage Revolution in 2016…GROWTH. Last year my board and I decided it was time to make Marriage ...
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How to see your spouse with new eyes

Guest Post: Janel Breitenstein is a married mother of 4 who writes frequently for FamilyLife. Janel and her husband John currently serve with eMi in ...
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25 Easy Ideas To Add A Little Romance

Guest Post: Janel Breitenstein is a married mother of 4 who writes frequently for FamilyLife. Janel and her husband John currently serve with eMi in ...
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6 Secrets To Building a Marriage That Lasts

The following post was written by Glen Solberg. Glen is a marriage counselor in our Little Rock, Arkansas office. 72 years. No way! I had to re-read ...
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Marriage Revolution in Little Rock, AR

We are so excited to announce that Glen Solberg is now available for marriage counseling through Marriage Revolution in Little Rock, Arkansas! Glen and I ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT

Marriage Revolution is so excited to celebrate our 6th anniversary next month! Its hard to believe how God has grown this ministry in such a ...
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How Not To Change Your Spouse

The following post was written by Scott Credeur. If you went to Sunday school as a kid, its very likely you learned a catchy song ...
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22 Phrases To Turn Your Love Around

22 Phrases To Turn Your Love Around

One of my favorite authors and speakers, Paul Tripp, is famous for saying, "Change doesn't take place in big, dramatic moments. Rather, the transforming work ...
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5 Years Is Just The Beginning

It all started on a 7 hour drive from Little Rock to Houston. 5 years later, Marriage Revolution is a thriving marriage ministry that has ...
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How to Confess A Sexual Sin To Your Spouse

How to Confess A Sexual Sin To Your Spouse

When I confessed my sin of pornography to Star about 15 years ago it was one of the most difficult things I've ever had to ...
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Why You Need To Confess Sexual Sin To Your Spouse Now

Why You Need To Confess Sexual Sin To Your Spouse Now

I went to Cambodia a couple weeks ago with Tim and Stephanie Broersma. I love this couple. One of the reasons I love them is ...
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12 Ways To Stay Close When The Going Gets Rough

Guest Post: Janel Breitenstein is a married mother of 4 who writes frequently for FamilyLife. Janel and her husband John currently serve with eMi in ...
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Open Letter

An Open Letter To A Spouse Who Wants Out

It usually starts with a phone call. Maybe an e-mail. And this is the part where I feel my gut clench; I find my fingers ...
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Did You Marry The Wrong Person?

Guest Post: Janel Breitenstein is a married mother of 4 who writes frequently for FamilyLife. Janel and her husband John currently serve with eMi in ...
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Help! I Can't Find Time For My Marriage

Help! I Can’t Find Time For My Marriage

Everyone's busy. Too busy. One of the most common denominators amongst struggling couples that sit on my couch is a lack of quality time together ...
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How To Stop Small Fights From Turning Into Explosions

My lovely wife and I were talking pleasantly the other day in the car, enjoying its quiet freedom from children. Then she said something that ...
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3 Ways to Keep Your Marriage "HOT"

3 Ways to Keep Your Marriage “HOT”

I'll admit, I'm somewhat of a pyro. My older friends can attest to my disorder. When Star and I lived on 10 acres, we, actually ...
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I'm Tired of Great Weddings!

I’m Tired of Great Weddings!

George Booth and I collaborated on this post together. I’ve been to some great weddings! We once attended a wedding in Ireland where we traveled ...
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Lost That Lovin’ Feeling?

One of my favorite parts of my job is doing pre-marital counseling.  I'm so encouraged when a young crazy in love couple sits in my ...
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Please don’t do it…

Guest Post: Janel Breitenstein is a married mother of 4 who writes frequently for FamilyLife. Janel and her husband John currently serve with eMi in ...
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Submission is not silent

Submission isn’t Silent

Guest Post: Janel Breitenstein is a married mother of 4 who writes frequently for FamilyLife. Janel and her husband John currently serve with eMi in ...
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What To Do When Your Spouse Wants Out

What To Do When Your Spouse Wants Out

I'll never forget that day. I had been out of town for about a week and I couldn't wait to be home to see my ...
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How to Forgive After an Affair

When I discovered Star was having an affair just 18 months into our marriage I was distraught. I could barely contain the rage and anger.  The ...
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Finish Strong

4 Keys to Finishing Strong in Your Marriage

I recently heard the story of a Godly leader I respected that fell into sexual immorality. When I first heard the story I couldn't believe it ...
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20 Ways to Protect

20 Ways To Protect Your Marriage

Guest Post: Janel Breitenstein is a married mother of 4 who writes frequently for FamilyLife. Janel and her husband John currently serve with eMi in ...
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Adam and Eve

Let’s Talk About Sex

This post was written as a Date Night Guide for Church Project's Valentines Day Date Night on February 13, 2015 Sex in the Garden of ...
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Should you renew your wedding vows?

Guest Post: George Booth is a married father of 3 and serves on the Board of Marriage Revolution. I recently had the privilege of attending ...
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Is your marriage TOO important?

Is your marriage TOO important?

After being married for just 18 short months, Star and I separated and were in the process of filing for divorce. During this time I ...
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5 Ways Gratitude Can Rev up Your Sex Life

Guest Post: Janel Breitenstein is a married mother of 4 who writes frequently for FamilyLife. Janel and her husband John currently serve with eMi in ...
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Clueless

Are you clueless?

I'm sorry to be offensive, but if you're a guy reading this there's a good chance you might be... I know this because I was ...
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Mind Reader

A Good Lover is a Good Mind Reader

In order to understand how to be a good lover of your spouse, you need to be a good mind reader. Most people have a ...
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Is God ALL we need in marriage?

Can I talk out of both sides of my mouth for a second? In a previous post, I explained how Adam's aloneness in the Garden reveals that ...
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“You Complete Me”

I've written a good amount of anniversary and birthday cards over the past 20 years of being married to Star. Don't tell her, but I have ...
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Goals Date Night

Goals Date Night

This year has the potential to be the best year yet in your marriage. You probably have good intentions for this to happen, but unless ...
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Working through conflict Date Night

Working through conflict Date Night

Tonight is about conflict. Since every marriage deals with it, we need to address it. But don’t worry, it won’t be that bad. What better ...
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Companionship Date Night

Companionship Date Night

When you first got married what were you expecting from your relationship? It’s likely one of the things on your list was companionship. Although many ...
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Communication Date Night

Communication Date Night

Communication is an essential part of any relationship, especially marriage! Maybe you’ve heard the cliché’, “You have 2 ears and 1 mouth, use proportionately.” I ...
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How Busyness is Killing Your Marriage

I'd be willing to put money on the fact that your life is too busy... When Star and I first got married I was making $10.49 ...
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“We never talk anymore!”

You've seen them, haven't you?  The couple that never talks to each other. I know Star and I have, and there's always been a part ...
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1 Way to Divorce Proof Your Marriage

The only reason Star and I didn't get a divorce after being married for only 2 short years is because we didn't have the money. Thankfully, ...
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The most significant thing you can do with your spouse

The most significant thing you can do with your spouse

The first time I ever asked Star to pray with me before we went to bed, she looked at me with a deer in the headlight ...
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You’re Being Lied To…

I hate to break it to you, but you've been lied to. And, you're being lied to every day. What's worse is you probably don't ...
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Your wife wants your...

Your wife wants your…

Your ego wanted me to say your body. And, this might be true for you. But most women want something more... In know this is ...
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Examine your stool

Examine your stool

Last week I shared my frustration with the amount of time, energy, planning, goal setting, etc… we put into our jobs compared to what we ...
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Too Many Meetings

Too Many Meetings

In the business world meetings are a way of life. In my previous employment, we had status meetings, staff meetings, vision meetings, kick off meetings, ...
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Go on a "Praise Hunt"

Go on a “Praise Hunt”

When you go to counseling, lets face it.  You do some some cheesy stuff on the comfy couch. Feeling this, and feeling that, hold each ...
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"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”

Below is a guest post from my friend and fellow marriage champion Glen Solberg. Glen lives in Little Rock, AR and serves on the staff ...
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Conflict Tips

Conflict Tips

Star and I led FamilyLife’s “Art of Marriage” event at a local church this past weekend and had a blast. If you haven’t attended, you ...
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Start, Stop, Continue

Start, Stop, Continue

I read a great leadership blog post recently that was titled, “Start/Stop/Continue”. Although it was written for business / church organizations, I think “Family Organizations” ...
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Can You Handle The Truth?

Can You Handle The Truth?

One of my favorite movie scenes of all time is from, “A Few Good Men” with Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson. Lt. Kaffee (Cruise) is ...
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How To Fight Fair

How To Fight Fair

I've learned that one of the most helpful concepts in successfully working through conflict in marriage is the Log and Speck Principle. Conflict is inevitable ...
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Easily Offended?

Easily Offended?

A friend of mine asked me recently, "How often do you and Star fight?" I responded, "Depends on what you call a fight!" My friend ...
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How To Predict If You’ll End Up Divorced

No one typically stands across the altar and says, “I do” with an intention of splitting up. But, fast forward several years and over 50% of ...
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3 Lies We Are Tempted To Believe About Conflict

3 Lies We Are Tempted To Believe About Conflict

Star and I have been married for 18 years. The first 2 years of our marriage we fought. A lot! What’s worse is we didn’t ...
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