Cracking the Code: 7 Ideas That Would Have Saved My Marriage

I’m ready more and more blogs about marriage. This guy has really captured my attention after his divorce and NOW sees and shares ways he could have saved his marriage. I’m so grateful for our miracle of re-marriage. We can testify all these things are true….but for us, it took our Lord and Savior to humble us and for us to EACH ask for forgiveness and then HE healed our hearts, our marriage and our family!

Must Be This Tall To Ride

Crack-The-Code

Sobbing wives write me all the time, desperate for answers. “I just read your posts and cried all the way through. Thank you for understanding me. How is it that you seem to get it but my husband can’t?”

The most frequently asked question I get is: “How do I get my husband to understand this before it’s too late?” I’ll be extraordinarily wealthy AND save millions of marriages if I ever figure that out.

I’m probably more introspective than the average guy, and certainly more willing to write it all down and share it with strangers. But there’s littledifference between me and any of these other guys. By and large, we’re the same. Just ask my ex-wife.

There are exceptions, but most of the time, when a woman on the brink of leaving her husband or who is desperately searching for ways to reconnect with him, lists things he…

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She Divorced Me Because I Left Dishes by the Sink

This is refreshingly WONDERFUL! I’m so passionate about marriages and if only every man read this before he drives his wife to divorce, marriages would be saved….and guess what? It’s a two-way street. He now realizes his wife needed to be respected. But guess what, so do men! Husbands and wives, read this together and examine your marriage….

Must Be This Tall To Ride

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It seems so unreasonable when you put it that way: My wife left me because sometimes I leave dishes by the sink.

It makes her seem ridiculous; and makes me seem like a victim of unfair expectations.

We like to point fingers at other things to explain why something went wrong, like when Biff Tannen crashed George McFly’s car and spilled beer on his clothes, but it was all George’s fault for not telling him the car had a blind spot.

This bad thing happened because of this, that, and the other thing. Not because of anything I did!

Sometimes I leave used drinking glasses by the kitchen sink, just inches away from the dishwasher.

It isn’t a big deal to me now. It wasn’t a big deal to me when I was married. But it WAS a big deal to her.

Every time she’d walk into the kitchen…

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3 Priorities for Day 1 of your new year

3 Priorities for Day 1 of your new year

This is a great complimentary blog to my recent post on my Daily Bible Reading! Love this young father’s priorities! It’s a bit embarrassing as he personally thanked me for my encouragement in this post. But what can I say, we are brother and sister in the Lord….so that’s how siblings roll!

Elihu's Corner

Happy New Year to you all!

I am immensely thankful to you all for reading and commenting on my posts in 2015. Before I dive in to today’s post, I want to thank my top 5 commenters:

  1. Vincent S Artale – thank you for reblogging (sharing) so many of my posts! I greatly appreciate it!
  2. SlimJim from Domain for Truth – your comments have been very encouraging. Thank you!
  3. Debbie from Sisters Reach Out – Thank you for the uplifting and delightful comments. You always have such kind thoughts!
  4. Beckie Lindsey from Spotlight – Thank you for your comments and for promoting my posts on Twitter! You are a kindred spirit.
  5. Debbie Lees – Thank you for your encouragement over the past several months!

This blog began as an outlet for my thoughts about Bible reading and has grown into a mutually encouraging corner of the web. Through this medium…

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Why do you follow?

This is such a beautiful post, I have to reblog and highlight: “So why do you follow? The same reason why one might just close their eyes and feel the music, why we lean in for a kiss, why we fall in love. Following Christ is like gulping down cool water after roaming about in the desert, or breaking the surface of a lake when you are starved for oxygen.”

See, there's this thing called biology...

Another comment from the peanut gallery caught my eye other day, “why do you follow Christ?” It was not a question being asked with any genuine interest, but rather one repeated with much nagging, hoping to imply that we follow Christ based on cowardice, fear of punishment, and threats of hell.

I call it the Al Capone defense for non belief. The concept alleges that God is engaging in extortion, that people only believe because we fear going to hell, and that any God that would engage in such threats and need for power and control over us, is not worthy of believing in.

This is an argument against faith that I find somewhat heart breaking, because the roots of this conundrum often stem from abuse, from misunderstood authority, from deep wounding that fears being taken advantage of, controlled, exploited, victimized.

It is sad to me, many people have a…

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Discovering Barr al Hikman, Oman- October 2015

Discovering Barr al Hikman, Oman- October 2015

While I never traveled to Dubai nor Oman, as part of my job for five years (International Training), I sent many teams of instructors here. They all LOVED it! And now I see why. I took the time to really enjoy this post as well as several others from this My Travel Middle East blogger!

Travels in the Middle East and beyond

Barr al Hikman, Oman has been on the “to visit” list for a while and finally a decision was made to spend 48 hours exploring the peninsula.

Barr al Hikman Route Oct2015

Located in the centre of Oman’s East coast in Al Wasta Governate, it is a vast desolate area made up of sabkha (salt flats) and rocky ridges.

There are no tarmac roads or facilities of any sort on this peninsula, Cell phone coverage is non–existent and the tracks and driving conditions are only suitable for 4WD.

A dire warning sign ... A dire warning sign…

Arriving at the GPS point where the track heads away, down into the peninsula, off the Mahout to Shannah road, it was 1am and instead of camping up in the normal place off the main road, the decision was made to press on down the tracks to the southern coastline to set up the camp site.

Traversing this area at night was an…

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Guest Post – Can you have a Perfect Marriage?

What an honor to be invited to share our marriage story, in a way to help young marrieds, or those who want to marry!
Please check out my precious friend, Arpita’s blog!

The Perfect Bride, Now how to have the perfect marriage? The Perfect Bride, Now to have the perfect marriage?

We had it all! Our dream careers, making good incomes, a beautiful custom built home in a great climate with a swimming pool, a beautiful healthy daughter, our health and we were a match made in heaven!

So we thought. After 13 years of marriage, working hard and supporting each to obtain our dream jobs, we divorced. Everyone was shocked. We were the “perfect couple” since we didn’t fight, we seemed to like the same things and we just were a fun couple to be around because we didn’t seem to have any issues.

But we did have issues. And these are the same issues we now see in most marriages that seem to be struggling.

We love sharing about our marriage, our failures, and our successes. We have a story to tell and we happily share it. We married young…

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Victory And Dominion In Christ Jesus

I love any posts that encourage my faith! This one is timely!

Reaching the World with the Gospel of Jesus Christ

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children– Hosea 4:6

God said through the prophet Hosea that His people are destroyed, defeated and broken because they lack knowledge. Meaning that, their bane isn’t that they lack faith or are not making the right effort; the reason they aren’t walking in victory and dominion is their ignorance. This, therefore, means that as God’s children, we must keep making conscious efforts to learn and be taught God’s Word. If you have more accurate knowledge of the Word, you’ll live in victory and dominion every day of your life, irrespective of any adversity.

Some people think that living in constant victory and dominion isn’t possible, and they’re wrong. To…

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Laramie, WY – Part 2

It will be years before we get to Wyoming. So here is a hike we will do when we get there! This is a couple that share our same hiking and exploring passions!

Oh, the Places They Go!

Laramie, WY

The nimble hiker did some intense research and found a great hike for us on our final day in the Laramie area.  We headed west on UT-130 for about 30 miles to the Snowy Range.  The Snowy Range is the northern extension of the Medicine Bow Mountains, a range in the Rocky Mountains that extend for 100-mile from northern Colorado into southern Wyoming.

From a distance it is easy to see where the name Snowy Range came from.  While they appear to be covered with snow most of the color is from the rocks above the tree line.  But there is a bit of snow pack remaining as well.

The Snowy Range from a distance

For most of the trip we drove through rolling hills of prairie grass.  Many pronghorns were enjoying a late breakfast in the nearby fields.

After passing through the tiny town of Centennial, the road…

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