Why A Marriage Seminar?

If you have to ask, “Why attend a marriage seminar?” – then it’s time!  


Marriage is a beautiful journey, but it also requires effort, understanding, and continuous growth. Whether you’re newlyweds or have been married for years, attending a marriage seminar can be a valuable investment in your relationship. Seminars are a unique opportunity for couples to learn, grow, and strengthen their bond. 


You might be thinking “We’re ok, we got this,” but did you know that attending a seminar could be a real game-changer for your relationship? In full honesty, there was a time when Tim and I thought we had it, that we could do it. But we weren’t prepared. It wasn’t until a bump in the road became a crater that we realized we had neglected our marriage. That difficult period in our life and relationship led us to want to help other couples to be intentional about their relationships.

The Benefits of Marriage Seminars

So, let’s explore why you should consider attending a marriage seminar and the benefits of it.


  1. Enhancing Communication Skills

We all know that effective communication is the foundation of a healthy and thriving marriage. Unfortunately, we aren’t taught good communication–thus we don’t have the skills. A seminar helps couples improve their communication skills through actively listening, expressing themselves honestly, and resolving conflicts peacefully. By learning these essential skills, couples can foster better understanding and connection.


  1. Gaining New Perspectives

A seminar is a platform for couples to gain fresh perspectives on their relationship. Time together provides valuable insights into the dynamics of a healthy relationship and inspires couples to implement positive changes in their own lives.


  1. Strengthening Emotional Intimacy

I think we all would agree that emotional intimacy is a vital aspect of any successful marriage. Attending a marriage seminar can help couples deepen their emotional connection by providing a safe space to explore their feelings, vulnerabilities, and desires. A deeper level of connection can lead to increased trust, understanding, and overall satisfaction in the relationship.


  1. Acquiring Practical Tools and Strategies

A mechanic needs tools to fix the car. A surgeon needs tools to operate. Navigating the ups and downs of married life also requires specialized tools. Attending a seminar equips couples with practical tools and strategies especially for their marriage. Through learning and implementing these tools, couples can overcome challenges more effectively and build a stronger foundation for their marriage.


  1. Investing in Your Relationship

A successful marriage requires investing. By dedicating time and effort to attend such an event, you are sending a clear message to your partner that you value them and prioritize your marriage. This act of commitment can reignite the spark in your relationship and demonstrate your willingness to work together towards a fulfilling and lasting partnership.

A Transformative Experience

Attending a marriage seminar can be a transformative experience for couples. It offers an opportunity to enhance communication skills, gain new perspectives, strengthen emotional intimacy, acquire practical tools, and invest in the relationship. By actively participating in these seminars, couples can nurture their bond, learn to overcome challenges, and create a thriving and fulfilling marriage. 


So, why wait? Consider attending the Rekindle That Loving Feeling seminar and embark on a journey of growth and connection with your partner. Your relationship deserves it!


Would you like more information? Get all the seminar details and reserve your spot here:


Our Very First Blow Up!

It’s true! We weren’t even married 24 hours, and wouldn’t you know it? We had our very first blow up. It left us confused and wondering what happened. You see, the day before, we were full of excitement, love, and joy. Fast forward one day, and we were barely able to look at one another. So just what was the argument about? (Wait for it…) – the wedding gifts weren’t recorded correctly. Really? We would let something so insignificant steal our joy? Rob us of our happily ever after?


Looking back, I can see we were both tired. It had been a long couple of days with all the wedding preparation, the wedding, and then the reception immediately after. While getting married was an exciting and joyous milestone for Tim and me, we didn’t really stop to think about how stressful our wedding day would be. Or how transitioning into married life would be so challenging. 


  • What happens from the excitement of the wedding to the marriage itself?  
  • What do you do when the light of that loving feeling of dating and the newness of being married begins to dim?
  • How do you respond when you see your dreams and goals for life and your happily ever after fading away?

Common Stresses That Might Cause Blow Ups

Let’s look at some of the stresses that can occur throughout the course of marriage:


Early Stages ~


  1. Overwhelm from Wedding Planning

Planning a wedding involves numerous decisions, from choosing a venue and selecting vendors to managing guest lists and coordinating timelines. The sheer number of tasks can quickly become overwhelming, leading to stress and anxiety. Friction between the couple is a real possibility, and something to be aware of during this exciting yet anxious time. 


Transitional Stages ~


  1. Financial Strain and Concerns

Weddings (and let’s be honest – life!) can be expensive. Financial strain is a common stressor for many couples. It’s not uncommon for couples to get caught up in the event and not focus on the true value of a wedding, which is the love and commitment shared between the couple. 

It is essential to discuss long-term financial dreams, goals, and concerns early in a marriage, to ensure both spouses are on the same page and on the right track!


  1. Adjusting to Married Life

This is no small thing! The transition from being engaged to being married can bring about a mix of difficult emotions. It’s normal to feel a sense of excitement, but also anxiety about the unknown. Plus, adjusting to living together can be a real challenge. Giving grace and allowing space for these changes is crucial to a marriage.


Ongoing and Ever-Changing Stages ~


  1. Managing Family Expectations

Family dynamics and expectations can add another layer of stress during just about any phase of marriage. Establishing boundaries and communicating your needs and desires can be difficult, but these discussions are paramount to a healthy relationship.


  1. Self-Care and Prioritizing Your Relationship

Amidst the chaos of wedding planning, adjusting to married life, and as the marital and family life evolve, it’s essential to prioritize self-care and your relationship. The wedding is just one day, but marriage is a lifelong journey. 


While I share an early argument in our married life, we’ve certainly had many more ‘learning opportunities’ through the years. I wish someone would have sat with us and shared that marriage is a lifelong journey requiring not only love, but a continued commitment to stretch, learn, and grow. I can honestly say that times would have been easier if we had put the effort into our relationship to grow together.  


Maybe you are at a place where you find yourself wondering what happened to that loving feeling. Or your marriage is ‘good,’ but you know there is much more in store for your relationship. 


No matter the stage of your marriage, we hope you will consider attending our marriage seminar, Rekindle That Loving Feeling. We would love to help you learn and grow together into the next level for your marriage. 


You can find all the details and reserve your spot here:



It would be a privilege for Tim and I to see you at our Rekindle That Loving Feeling Seminar!


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“There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.” – Nicholas Sparks


Diana, tired and stressed among moving messLiving in the in-between. You know those moments – or maybe even months or years – when everything feels chaotic and disrupted and, well, complicated. Upside down. As if you’re stuck in a never-ending whirlwind, tossed about like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. 

I can relate. Recently, Tim and I purchased a new home. Which meant yet another move for us (And there have been many through the years. I’m kind of an expert packer and mover!). Although it was a happy and positive change of scenery for us, it nonetheless left us both feeling quite in-between, physically and emotionally. Half of our belongings were at our old house, and half unpacked in the new home. The stress was tangible.


It was a roller coaster of navigating time for our businesses, our children and grandchildren, and even ourselves, somewhere in the messy middle. And it was exhausting on every level.


But in those moments, in the in-between, we still must find reasons to hope – despite the overwhelming outward circumstances that have left us distressed and unsettled. And we must hold on as the storm rolls through. 


beautiful sunset from the patio, after the messy middle and in-betweenAfter the storm that’s been our move,  I’m happy to say Tim and I are beautifully settled into our new home. For us, it was a challenging few months. As we transitioned, we did our best to maintain a sense of joy and purpose, knowing that in the end, the in-between time would be worth the temporary discomfort we had been feeling. Looking out my office window and listening to the birds happily chirping, I can tell you it was worth every moment spent in the in-between.


Remember, our God sends rainbows after the storm. So while your situation may seem bleak, and your messy middle may look like the end – hold on. Those little moments in between that make you smile are little God winks, telling you it will not be this way forever. And He has gone before you to make a way. 

“The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8


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