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bawilson444
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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Betrayed and Betrayer: Rescuing Your Marriage After The Affair by Ben and Ann Wilson Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Marriages Restored
This is a repost from quite a while ago. It still receives quite a few hits from google so I'm reposting it. My friend Jennifer recently shared about her emotional affair with a former pastor. She shares bravely concerning the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Marriages Restored
I appreciate these kind words that Lloyd left on Amazon. This is a great book for those going through recovery from an affair. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has betrayed their spouse (me), and to the one... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Marriages Restored
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Winn Collier pastors in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has a new book coming out, but I'll share about that later this week. Winn has been out in his town and at his church this week. He is a man of courage,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Marriages Restored
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Ben and Ann refused to hide. They are the friends that have the experience…the shameful yet immensely valuable story that is so hard to tell. Their relationship did survive, and they gave us the spark our relationship needed. They walked... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Marriages Restored
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Ben and Ann’s testimony of betrayal is hard and honest. When we were completely lost, drowning in a sea of darkness, they were a beacon of light for us. Their transparency gave my wife and I the hope we needed... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Marriages Restored
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A good ending to this ride. Macao Beach. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Marriages Restored
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As God continued to push us into the reality of darkness within our relationship, I held onto that glimmer of hope. Five years later Michael and I renewed our wedding vows. Five years. Five rocky, exhausting, significant years! As Ben... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at Marriages Restored
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The Wilson’s courageous vulnerability ultimately helped Michael and I each face our part in the destruction of our marriage, forever affecting our lives, the lives of our children, our friends, and our entire family. It has been nearly eight years... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Marriages Restored
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Here's to 32 more. Well maybe, my back kinda hurts and I don't know how that will feel in three decades. ;) Here is how we made it through the worst of times, Betrayed and Betrayer: Rescuing Your Marriage After... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at Marriages Restored
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It's the little things. In 2010 Ann and I took a trip to Kabul, Afghanistan for our 25th wedding anniversary. I know, you thought of going there too. Our friends, Scott and Laura Powell showed us around. We led seminars/discussions... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Marriages Restored
I thought someone might be touched today by this hauntingly lovely song of pain and hope by Katie Herzig When you're weary And haunted And your life is not what you wanted When you're trying so hard to find it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Marriages Restored
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Heed these words if you are in need of hope. They are counterintuitive, but stick them in your back pocket and keep them around for a while. See if they bring change to your life. You're blessed when you've lost... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at Marriages Restored
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Have a great 4th of July, everyone! Betrayed and Betrayer by Ben and Ann Wilson, buy or borrow on Amazon Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at Marriages Restored
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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 Jun 21, 2017 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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