I can’t let my partner know my past, my deepest thoughts & emotions because he may reject me. Ever had these thoughts when considering being vulnerable with your partner? I have…

When building relationships, I tend to only share jokes, facts about me, my opinions on the world, or situations… But, how often do I share my previous failures? Eleanor Roosevelt said, “No man is defeated without until he has first been defeated within.”

I Have Found That Failure Can Either Define You To Complacency Or It Can Push You To Greatness.

Allowing myself to learn from my failures, I can grow in the process, learn what to do differently next time. When viewing our successes and failures with the proper lens, allows us to be vulnerable enough with someone for them to see us through full transparency. This will build a strong relationship.

How would you define your identity? Is it defined by your failures or successes? I challenge you to learn from your failures and inspire others in your successes, but not be defined by them. Only our Heavenly Father defines who you are. You are chosen, you are loved, you are His precious child.

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My in-laws were married for over 50 years.  Yet, for the last 20 years or so, it sometimes seemed like they were more strangers than they were friends. They slept in separate bedrooms. In fact, when we would tell one of them some important information about what was going on in our life, we would assume they would just share the information with the other person….. Not so much.

How does something like this happen? Two people who love each other so much, who have created an entire life together, even a legacy of a family, have grown so far apart that they seem like they are just roommates.

It Starts With Communication!

It is the lifeline of a relationship. When two people stop sharing, stop talking, or only talk about “Shop Talk” the things that need to get done, the relationship can begin to grow distant (regardless if you love each other).

My recommendation is to force yourselves to do “date night”. Force yourselves to talk, but not about the kids, not about the house, very little about work…. Force yourselves to talk until you can connect. This small talk may seem like a little thing, but it is tremendous in keeping your relationship alive.

Check out our CommunicationWORX program for couples to learn more!

“Over 2,000 Years Ago, God Said “I Do” To Us. He Is Waiting For Us To Say “I Do” To Him.” 

Pastor Ricky Fry

It may not be a priority in your life to focus on your relationship with Jesus. You may be thinking you will do it later or that a life surrendered to Jesus will destroy all fun in your life. I can tell you that a life surrendered to God is full of adventure. A heart that has asked the Holy Spirit to come inside will feel peace they never felt before.

When I was 18 years old, I realized that God wasn’t just in Heaven, He was here on earth as well. He wanted to have a relationship with me. That is why He sent his son Jesus to die for me. Jesus’ blood that was shed on the cross was the ultimate sacrifice to pay for my sins. He made a way for constant fellowship through the Holy Spirit. Since then, life has been full of joy, peace, and adventure with Him.

Will You Say “I Do” To Jesus Today?

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Ever heard these words from your spouse or vice versa?

During the first half of our marriage, we used to threaten each other with the “D” word when we were trying to get the other person to change or to JUST LISTEN.  Many people will throw this word out when they are angry or completely frustrated and just don’t know what else to do.

One thing we finally had to learn is we didn’t want to open the door to something and end up down a road we never intended to be. We finally had to agree to not use the “D” word…. no matter how helpless we felt. We had to surround ourselves with the help – the missing pieces to help us get to where we wanted to be.  We sought counseling, pastoring, and even mentoring from other married couples who had gotten breakthroughs in their marriage.

One of the best programs we did was the Couple Communication™ Program. We learned to communicate more effectively in a non-accusatory way, listen to really understand each other, and honor each other in the things we each wanted for ourselves and our family.  12 years later, it has truly paid off.  Even our children have learned this communication framework to effectively speak with their siblings, friends or even us.

Many of the couples we have coached have expressed how this program has helped them get resolution on issues they have been dealing with for years. We love coaching couples so much in this program, we made it available online to be able to work with people no matter where they live.

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