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Longmont, CO
I counsel in Longmont, Colorado and we host marriage intensives in the nearby Rocky Mountains
Interests: Author of Betrayed and Betrayer: Rescuing your marriage after the affair. Triathlon, reading, writing, food, granddaughter, golf
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When we live without listening to the timing of things--when we live and work in twenty-four-hour shifts without rest--we are on war time, mobilized for battle. Yes, we are strong and capable people, we can work without stopping, faster and... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Marriages Restored
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ~John Muir Betrayed and Betrayer: Rescuing Your Marriage After the Affair by Ben and Ann... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Marriages Restored
While Betrayed and Betrayer is primarily written for couples, it can also aid anyone in spiritual and relational growth. These words were penned (typed) by a reader, yesterday. I know I haven't said much about any of the books I've... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Marriages Restored
Non-sexual physical touch encourages a man to give without demanding sex. This is a good thing. It is a discipline to learn to offer yourself without requiring something in return. Some of us are not even aware of this mindset,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Marriages Restored
Non-sexual physical intimacy is important because it teaches us To Cherish. It is a form of cherishing and honoring. This allows a woman especially, to feel valued for who she is, not only for her body parts. It communicates to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Marriages Restored
We've seen that Non-sexual Physical Intimacy involves all of the senses. So, why is it important? It is important in that it helps to Build Trust. Think about what it takes to trust someone to feed you or to touch... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Marriages Restored
We received this review over the weekend on Amazon. We love seeing transformation! Ben and Ann are miracle workers! We came to them at the end of our rope. In our darkest time, it was difficult to trust that they... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Marriages Restored
Touch “His left arm is under my head, and his right arm embraces me.” Song of Songs 2:6 (NIV) That's a pretty intimate verse there. Non-sexual touch doesn't mean there won't be times sexual restraint is needed. No wonder those... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Marriages Restored
Spoken words of truth have a profound impact. ~Ben Hearing “Listen! My Lover is knocking:…” Song of Songs 5:2 (NIV) Hearing means music and the like yes, but also kind words, true words, words of affirmation. So, stop and pay... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Marriages Restored
The Town Harlot dared She dared to enter his presence At his feet as she had been with many men She dared to believe her tears had meaning and value as they rained down on his dusty toes She dared... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Marriages Restored
“Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes…” Song of Songs 1:3 (NIV) I like burning candles…or the smell of good food cookin’! I like the aroma of lilac and honeysuckle bushes. I like the scent of dark coffee brewing and... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Marriages Restored
“How beautiful you are and how pleasing, O love, with your delights!” Song of Songs 7:6 (NIV) Many women don't understand the visual nature of men and exactly what that means. I realize that statement could inflame some women, but... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Marriages Restored
Taste I'm (Ann) a foodie, so taste is a priority for me with food. We were at a dinner presentation once where we had to list our priorities for food – healthy, quick and easy, variety and taste… Taste is... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Marriages Restored
I like Chris Rock and his comedy. He's in a new chapter in life, post-infidelity, post-divorce. He took his marriage for granted and it cost him dearly. Check out this article from Rolling Stone on his life, mistakes and wondering... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Marriages Restored
God is educating you; that’s why you must never drop out. He’s treating you as dear children. This trouble you’re in isn’t punishment; it’s training, the normal experience of children. Only irresponsible parents leave children to fend for themselves. Would... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Marriages Restored
Nature was one of the key forces that brought me back to God, for I wanted to know the Artist responsible for beauty such as I saw on a grand scale in photos from space telescopes or on a minute... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Marriages Restored
Growing up in Columbia, MO we had the chance to be the location for the filming of Animal House. But our chancellor at the University of Missouri didn't think it would reflect well on our university so she passed on... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Marriages Restored
We cover emotional, recreational and spiritual intimacy. Let's talk about physical, non-sexual and sexual intimacy. It's a lifelong learning process in all of these areas and we hope to help that learning along. Ann and I were sexually active within... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Marriages Restored
You are doing great to get to this place! Making it nine months post affair is a great accomplishment. You have come a long way. No doubt you feel energy knowing the distance you've traveled and no doubt your legs... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Marriages Restored
It's here! Betrayed and Betrayer is now available on Kindle. It isn't linked to the paperback version at the moment. I'll take care of that after I have some wisdom teeth removed this morning. I hope they remove my false... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Marriages Restored
We received these words from a reader of Betrayed and Betrayer, The book Betrayed and Betrayer is an amazing book. I love the honesty you both shared about how life was for you and what you did with it. This... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Marriages Restored
Yesterday, my son turned 30. On his birthday, his pastor, Brian Zahnd shared these words about a recent pilgrimage in Spain. During his journey, his soul struggled and his soul rested. Read his words below. Six months ago I walked... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at Marriages Restored
We like to repost this every now and then. It's a crazy journey to heal from infidelity. But it is well worth it. This series is designed for couples dealing with infidelity to read on a daily basis. There will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Marriages Restored
Not too long after the revelation of the affair I sat stunned in the counselor's office. Ann was next to me. In my numb state he asked me what I remembered about our courtship that was good. Was there a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Marriages Restored