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Posts with the category “marriage-resources”

The Anatomy of Trust
February 15th, 2024
We’ve all heard it….” just trust me.” Like that is supposed to make you jump on board when someone says it. It always falls short, and as the neuroscientists tell us, there is good reason. It turns ou...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
10 Ways to Transform Your Marriage
February 14th, 2023
Let’s not go through the motions this Valentine’s Day. Life is busy, and it seems so commercialized—sure. But remember why Valentine’s Day exists and it becomes more meaningful.Let’s take it as an opp...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
What to Do When Your Marriage is Boring
February 13th, 2023
At the One Thing(s) Marriage Night, we were challenged to live in marriages that are fun and being joy to our lives. It's a great goal. But what do you do when marriage in anything but fun and excit...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Things to Never Say to Your Spouse
February 7th, 2023
Oftentimes, we say things out of anger which doesn’t excuse the behavior but is the explanation. Deal with your anger so that these damaging words don't wreck your relationship....  Read More
by Mike Hurt
How You Think About Your Spouse
January 9th, 2023
Changing how you think about your spouse can change how you treat your spouse....  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Better Boundaries
May 23rd, 2022
We all need better boundaries so that we live in healthy relationships.  That was the big takeaway from my message yesterday.    It is time to break the bad habit of codependent relationships.   The g...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Why Can't I Forgive Myself?
April 19th, 2022
from re|engage It’s a phrase I’ve heard many times, often from people who have cheated on their spouse or committed some other sin that hurt their family. It can be a massive weight, suffocating you w...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Managing Money as a Couple
April 12th, 2022
from re|engage There are few other topics more emotionally charged than money. In marriage, this is especially the case. Money has a way of exposing our hearts. Matthew 6:21 says that where we place o...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
The Best Thing You Can Do for Your Children
April 5th, 2022
From re|engage I’ve been on staff at Watermark Community Church working with students (grades 6-12) for 18 years. In that time, I have observed hundreds of students navigate adolescence and grow into ...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
How To End Endless Arguments in Marriage
March 29th, 2022
From re|engage Have you ever been in an argument with your spouse that seemed to go in circles? Perhaps you left the conversation feeling misinterpreted, invalidated, or ignored. You felt less underst...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Want an extraordinary marriage? Be an ordinary Christian.
October 26th, 2021
From the Gospel Project Christians seeking ways to strengthen and improve their marriages aren’t suffering a shortage of advice. Much of it is good, even excellent. But how often are married believers...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
3 Mid-Marriage Essentials
October 19th, 2021
From the MarriageTrac Even though the years between forty and sixty-five do not represent the true middle of our lives—few of us will live to one hundred or beyond — midlife is a very real thing. Ther...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Husbands: Five Ways They're Different
October 12th, 2021
From the MarriageTrac Value His DifferencesBe devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:10 NIVMy husband and I conducted a marriage enrichment conference one Saturd...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
9 Reasons to Get Married
September 2nd, 2021
Watch a classic black-and-white movie, and you pretty much know how it’s going to end. In an old-fashioned Western, the white-hatted hero will ride into the sunset. A monster movie? The monster won’t ...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Before You Leave Your Wife
August 25th, 2021
I used to wonder why so many marriages ended in divorce. Why so many of my friends through grade school, high school, and college were the children of divorce. And then in the years after college, why...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
Four Defining Moments for Young Marriages
August 15th, 2021
In Charles Dickens’s classic Great Expectations, Pip meets the cruel and contemptuous Estella, who tortures him throughout the novel with unrequited love. But Pip doesn’t really love Estella. He loves...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
The Path to Rebuilding Trust
August 2nd, 2021
From The Fierce Marriage The path toward repairing and rebuilding trust is neither easy to find nor quick to travel. Your heart hurts and your relationship seems like it will never be the same again. ...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
God, Spouse, Kids - Priorities Matter
July 19th, 2021
From Fierce Marriage When things are in alignment, everything runs smoothly. But when one piece of the puzzle is missing— or one moving part of an engine is out of place— the whole system becomes comp...  Read More
by Mike Hurt
5 Workplace Habits That Harm Your Marriage
July 12th, 2021
From XO Marriage Work is a necessary part of life, and it’s a huge blessing when we love our work and our workplace. Naturally, we spend a lot of time there, and how we conduct ourselves and the bound...  Read More
by Mike Hurt