273 – Time For An Oil Change

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You spend time, effort and energy in maintaining your stuff and yet, you are not giving your marriage that same courtesy. Your expectations for your marriage is so much more. The problem is that you are not giving it the tools that you and your spouse need to be successful. In your life you may see the doctor once […]

272 – Walking In The Door

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Throughout the day you are transitioning from waking up, heading to work, coming home, going to bed to doing it all over again. The heading out times always seem to be easier, except for you parents of little ones that are leaving for the first time and there is crying to no end. Walking in the […]

271 – Running Below Empty

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The idea of running below empty is nothing new. What is new is how running below empty is impacting marriages. Possible even having a negative affect on you right now. When you are below empty what suffers the most is not your job or your obligations to others… …instead what often suffers are your personal relationships. Specifically […]

270 – A Trenchcoat And High Heels

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It can be hard to step out of your comfort zone, to try something new, to be adventurous. This can be as simple as changing your hair color (Alisa went RED once), to eating at a new restaurant, to wearing new clothes, shoes, or trying a different wardrobe style, to experimenting with a new position […]

269 – Absence Doesn’t Make The Heart Grow Fonder

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Distance in your marriage can be tough. This can happen in your home or it could be when you and your spouse are miles apart. This can be for work, family illness, deployment, moving to a new city, or any other reason. As much as the old saying goes, distance makes the heart grow fonder, […]

268 – Why Are You Acting Like This?

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You’ve decided that it’s time. It’s time to change because what’s been happening isn’t what you want to continue doing. You’ve decided to make some changes. Well… …your spouse has just noticed that something is up and is asking, “Why are you acting like this?” You know why and yet it’s a bit difficult to […]

267 – Be Prepared

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Preparation is one of the biggest gifts that you and your spouse can give to each other and your family. And yet it’s hard to think about our own mortality. People often say that it’s the teenagers that think that they are invincible but in reality most of you think you have all the time in the […]

266 – Take Hope From A Fantasy To A Force In Your Life

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Hope is in short supply in our world. From news reports talking about all of the ugliness to televisions shows that are completed scripted to bring you down. Here at ONE Extraordinary Marriage it has been our goal to bring you hope each and every week. Sharing with you how your marriage can not only survive […]

265 – Run The Race

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Sprinters are amazing at short bursts of energy for a short period of time. However, if your vows were anything like ours they had something like “as long as life shall last” (until death do us part, forever, etc). That is not a short period of time, that’s not until the next commercial break, or […]

264 -Marriage Through Your Spouse’s Eyes

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Looking at the world, especially your marriage, from only your point of view is short sighted. By doing this… you are only taking your feelings, wants and desires into account. Over time this lack of perspective can lead to little consideration from the perspective of your spouse. What they may be going through, how the world […]