Posts Tagged ‘Marriage’

‘The Kidds’ by Shady Tree Films

Posted by    |    March 7th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Brandon and Kristin Kidd met their sophomore year of high school. They had plenty of mutual friends and hung out all the time, but they didn’t start dating until five years after the fact. Kristin, remembering that Brandon was a skilled photographer, asked him to photograph her sisters wedding, and the two have been making puppy eyes at each other ever since.

In this short film, hear Brandon talk about how he proposed and how the two are excited to join together in a God-honoring marriage.

5 Things I’d Love To Tell Kim Kardashian About Marriage

Posted by    |    November 4th, 2011 at 5:40 am

I’m not a Kim Kardashian expert. I didn’t watch her wedding, I don’t follow her life on television, and I didn’t know much about her until this week. BUT… I did become interested in her when I read that after 72 days she was bailing out on her marriage and filing for divorce. The whole sad story hurts my heart for a lot of reasons. I don’t know what part hurt the most … the fact that she reportedly spent 10 million on her wedding, OR the fact that it only  lasted 72 days.

I’m not here to judge Ms Kardashian, but I would have LOVED to give her some marriage advice. Just a few pointers that I think might have made a difference in her marriage.  If she would have asked, here are a few things I would have liked to have told her….

  1. THE MARRIAGE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE WEDDING.  Succeeding in marriage has NOTHING to do with a fancy wedding and EVERYTHING to do with investing time and energy in the actual marriage. The marriage is a thousand times more important than the wedding, so invest as much time, effort and money in your marriage as you do the wedding. If you’re looking for something fairytale … strive for a fairytale marriage not wedding. (more…)

How to Drop the Divorce Rate to 7% in Your Marriage!

Posted by    |    September 17th, 2011 at 5:40 am

I want to be a 5 to 1 husband!

Statistics on marriage scare me, but the Studer Group has released a new study on “Compliment to Criticism” ratio. They’ve told us from their studies, that people in general need 3 compliments given for every 1 criticism that is said to them. While that didn’t surprise me, the following statistic FLOORED me …

“Reports now show that when it comes to marriage, if you have a 5 to 1 compliment to criticism ratio, the divorce rate in that marriage drops from 50% to 7%.”

DID YOU CATCH THAT, husbands and wives? We are now learning how to beat the old statistic that says that 50% of all marriages will end in divorce. How? Give 5 compliments to your spouse for every 1 negative thing you say. When you take on the 5 to 1 plan, the divorce rate in your marriage drops to 7%. I like those odds!

My goal (and hopefully yours) today is to become a 5 to 1 kind of spouse. Today is a great day to start so before the day is out, I will give Lea five genuine compliments. I’m sure she’s going to wonder what I did, what I want or what I’m up to! :)

5 to 1 … that’s it! And the divorce rate goes from 50% to 7% … It’s time to pass the word.

You up for the 5-1 challenge with your spouse? How about making a commitment today by letting your spouse know or posting it on Facebook … or leave a comment that says, “I’m in!”  It’s called accountability. :)

Searching for a Home

Posted by    |    January 20th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

My husband and I are currently looking for a new Church here in Dallas.  I have been going to a larger mega-Church in Southlake for years and my husband has been absent in the Church scene for quite awhile. (more…)