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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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We've discussed 'what is emotional intimacy' in terms of being one, being chosen, being known and being connected. Now we'll move on to why emotional intimacy is important. Emotional intimacy is important as it permits us To Connect on deeper... Continue reading
Posted 45 minutes ago at Marriages Restored
"It isn't what you think it is, Don." Paul takes his gaze form the city and eyes the pipe in his hand. He turns it over and taps the top ash onto the roof, rolling the embers under his sneakers.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Marriages Restored
The final part of emotional intimacy is Being Connected at a Deep Level. We've taken the following levels of communication from Gary Smalley in Secrets to Lasting Love. Where do you see you and your spouse sharing most? Level 1... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Marriages Restored
From Richard Rohr this morning. The Christ Is Bigger than Christianity Sunday, March 26, 2017 And in everything that I saw, I could perceive nothing except the presence of the power of God, and in a manner totally indescribable. And... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Marriages Restored
What is emotional intimacy? It involves oneness, being chosen and in this post we look at Being Known. Being known is our greatest desire. Being known is our greatest fear. We all invite others to come closer so we can... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Marriages Restored
Being Chosen is an important aspect of emotional intimacy in marriage. Check out this seen from Family Man with Nicholas Cage (Jack) and Tea Leoni (Kate). Former lovers, Jack is long lost in a selfish pursuit of money, power and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Marriages Restored
I spent the past weekend with a crew of men rediscovering our hearts. Andy Gullahorn was one of the men I served with. Tears and snot dripped like gold and silver for many men. Andy has a song called, If... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Marriages Restored
In the beginning, couples feel emotionally connected. It's natural and easy and seemingly enduring. So how can we lose it? Let's look first at what it is. It is being one. Genesis 2:24-25 24For this reason a man will leave... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at Marriages Restored
This was originally published a few years ago. BW Emotional Affairs Are a Dangerous Game in Marriage by Ben Wilson. Learn how to protect your marriage from an emotional affair The first time I saw her I was taken with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at Marriages Restored
Beautiful setting. My heart is full seeing the powerful releasing of freedom and brokenness in the hearts of men. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at Marriages Restored
Are you struggling from guilt and shame over an affair, pornography, lying, betraying or treating the one you love poorly? Andy Gullahorn has a message to you from God in his song, Not Bad Enough. He'll be in concert Sunday,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at Marriages Restored
Are you crossing the line through social media? On-line affairs can happen quickly and without premeditation. Perhaps, you find yourself sharing more often and more intimately with an on-line friend. Is this harmless or harmful to your marriage? The late... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Marriages Restored
I'm in Monument, CO for the next few days to staff the 7th Restoring Freedom Intensive-- the Surfing For God weekend. 20 men and 11 staff. Our hope is for a transformative experience for all. Prayer is essential-- will you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 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 Mar 15, 2017 at Marriages Restored
This is a three part interview from several years ago with my friend, Curt on his blog, The Happy Husband. You've said on your blog that sex outside of a marriage is not the only kind of infidelity. What other... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Marriages Restored
I'm not exactly sure how Amazon determines sale prices on books, but Betrayed and Betrayer sells for $11.10 right now with free shipping on Amazon Prime. 031317 1130. Well, that didn't last long. Price is back to $14.65 via Amazon... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Marriages Restored
Are there theologians and pastors that like The Shack? Yes. Below is a post, shared by theologian, author, and pastor, Scot McKnight (Blue Parakeet, The Jesus Creed, and others.) The post itself is from theologian, professor, author, and pastor, Allan... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Marriages Restored
I'm starting this 23 hour day by opening me eyes in Richmond, Indiana. This town is home to a wild man. Rich Mullins thirsted for love and God. He died in a car accident about 2 decades ago. In his... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at Marriages Restored
I like this guy. He belongs to my daughter. He is almost 10 and has diabetes. Each walk around the lake is a gift for both of us. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at Marriages Restored
Today, I'm marching in Washington DC. It's a march of prayer and action for the Native Nations of North America. I'm excited to walk as one with my brothers and sisters from all Nations. During this lenten season, our church... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Marriages Restored
Hear these heartfelt words by a wise woman. Grace in The Shack by Sharon Hersch Grace in The Shack. My son was five years old when he saw The Lion King in the theatre and fell in love with the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at Marriages Restored
If you are reading this, either you or someone you love has a life in turmoil due to an affair. Our book can help guide you through the chaos. On our wedding day, we never imagined infidelity would infiltrate our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at Marriages Restored
My friend, Curt put out a post called Falling In Love. He didn't address it directly but he put some words to how emotional affairs begin. He shares the story of an attraction in high school and of his courtship... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Marriages Restored
Read Part 1 Read Part 2 After Rita was fired I think we went to lunch once. I saw her in a different light. She was rather normal and not gussied up. I realized that I had made an idol... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Marriages Restored
My darling bride and I went on a date yesterday! Woohoo!! We consumed popcorn, trail mix with M&Ms, and apples (shhhhh don't tell anyone about the contraband) in our fancy recliners. AND we consumed The Shack. We were deeply moved,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Marriages Restored