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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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Brooks Koepka won his first major, the US Open this weekend. Congrats Brooks. My friend and college teammate Stan Utley hasn't taught Brooks that I know of, but he has helped a number of touring pros, including Masters champion Sergio... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Marriages Restored
A while ago I read Shirley Glass's Not "Just Friends" . She wrote the words below that pretty closely summarize what we hope for couples. She listed out the following characteristics of a strong marriage: Compassionate communication is the essence... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Marriages Restored
The previous two Easters we've gathered with friends and we've read the book of John out loud. Our black chair with multicolored circles is designated the reading chair. We rotate reading a chapter at a time out loud. There are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Marriages Restored
The only time I saw Michelle Walters she was prone with a small pool of blood by her head. We were both racing Ironman Boulder 2016. I don’t know exactly how her accident happened, but I do know I barely... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at Marriages Restored
Participating in the healing of a marriage is a beautiful gift to Ann and me. Death and new life are at the very heart of our world and over the course of a five-day marriage intensive, we have front row... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Marriages Restored
Today's daily meditation from Richard Rohr via my friend, Ellen. What a high calling. In the beginning of the Franciscan Rule, Saint Francis says, “The Rule and the life of the Friars Minor is to simply live the Gospel.” [1]... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Marriages Restored
Our hiding can look beautiful but is still a sentence to solitary confinement. ~Ben and Ann Wilson What is emotional intimacy? It involves oneness, being chosen and in this post, we look at Being Known. Being known, whether we realize... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at Marriages Restored
Another important aspect we see for emotional intimacy is Being Chosen. Check out this scene 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 Jun 1, 2017 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 start looking at intimacy, what it is and how to build it. We're going to start with Emotional Intimacy... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Marriages Restored
Prayer is inspired by God in the depth of our own nothingness. ~ Thomas Merton Buy or Borrow our book on Amazon. Betrayed and Betrayer: Rescuing your marriage after the affair Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at Marriages Restored
Intensive counseling provides a way for a couple to address multiple issues over a short period of time. Our flexibility to pursue hearts and souls where passion arises, allows a couple to make huge strides. Hope increases. We'd appreciate your... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at Marriages Restored
Kindle Unlimited is a program from Amazon where you have access to over a million books for $9.99 a month. Betrayed and Betrayer: Rescuing Your Marriage After the Affair is one of those books. If you are a reader this... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Marriages Restored
Here are a few ways to develop non-sexual physical intimacy. One, keep sharpening your five senses. We touched on those in recent posts. We gave exercises to engage your sense of seeing, hearing, touching, smelling and tasting. We encourage you... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at Marriages Restored
We've covered how Non-sexual Physical Intimacy involves all of the senses and why it is important. So how do we develop more of it. If you've been following along it should be easy to guess that number one is...BE INTENTIONAL.... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at Marriages Restored
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 May 22, 2017 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 May 20, 2017 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 May 19, 2017 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 May 18, 2017 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 May 17, 2017 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 May 16, 2017 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 May 15, 2017 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