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Behind Our Smiles: Episode 96 “We had more money going out than coming in!” with special guests Larry and Hope Ware

  Our special guests this week are Larry and Hope Ware, hosts of the popular YouTube Channel, Under the Median. Even though they specialize in helping families with practical frugality…


Behind Our Smiles – Episode 55 – I’m Not in the Mood

Intimacy in marriage requires a vulnerability and giving of ourselves like nothing else that we share in our marriage. Then throw in previous trauma, marital disconnection, and the demands of…


Behind Our Smiles Podcast Spotlight: Tim and Lynette Kosloskus. (Tara’s parents)

             We are so excited to introduce you to a very special couple in our lives: Tara’s parents, Tim and Lynette Kosloskus!   They have been…


Behind Our Smiles – Episode 36 – How Did We Get to 25 Years?

Happy 25th Anniversary to us!! As we celebrate what God has done in our 25 years of marriage, Joe and I reflect on some of our favorite wedding memories. And…


Behind Our Smiles – Episode 33 – We Need Some Margin!

Just like every piece of paper needs margins around it, we need margin in our calendars and personal lives. A little space to just be together with no agenda, no…

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Behind Our Smiles – Episode 32 – Are You Listening to Me?

One of the most frustrating things to experience is when you feel like someone is not listening to you. Or worse, they say they are listening, but their attention is…


Behind Our Smiles – Episode 29 – Can We Just Skip Mother’s Day? – Part 1

Joe could feel it, sneaking up on him again. Mother’s Day was coming. The reminder of the hurt and loss he suffered through as a child. He describes it as…

Flower picture with Double Blessing Spring fundraiser and walking Free in text

“We just knew that God said do it, so we did.” – Chris Scotland

When my wife and I lived in Houston, we had an amazing community of believers that we hung out with on a regular basis. I remember one Christmas when a…

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Behind Our Smiles Podcast – Episode 18 – Surprise Me!

“…we need this life of practical romance; the combination of something that is strange with something that is secure. We need so to view the world as to combine an…


Behind Our Smiles – Episode 15 – Ready or Not, Here I Come Part 2

The traumatic experiences of Joe’s past were one of the major barriers to us finding emotional intimacy in our marriage. The distance that was between us made it harder to…


Behind Our Smiles – Episode 14 – Ready or Not, Here I Come part 1

One of the challenges of marriage is learning to be “naked and unashamed” like it says in Genesis 2.  Something about marriage involves letting someone else truly see all of…


Behind Our Smiles – Episode 13 – Can We Press the Reset Button?

They say once you say something you can’t take it back. Words are powerful. But, just because some idiotic comment comes flying out of my mouth doesn’t mean I should…