Crazy might be a bit of an exaggeration, but you know what I mean… 

If you’ve ever had these thoughts about your spouse, I’m talking to you:

“Why can’t you just think like me?”
“Just do it the way I’d do it…”
“I’ll tell you my opinion if you want to know the truth.”

Maybe at times you’ve felt like you were the only sane one in your house.  

Recently, I had a chance to talk with one of the leaders of XO Marriage Ministry, Dave Willis. You can listen to that episode here

Dave had some very encouraging things to share about helping your spouse deal with anxiety, how to not pass on generational sin to your kids, how to deal with an unbelieving spouse, and much more. 

But one of my favorite things I gleaned from this conversation was some of the marriage resources that they provide. You can actually get counseling online at

Additionally, in this episode, I asked Dave to: “Give me 3 things to immediately help a struggling marriage”, and here’s what he shared with me…

  • This summer
    Go to a marriage conference.You can sign up for a free marriage conference coming up in June at
  • This week
    Go on a date.  Just the simple act of getting out of the house together, can do wonders. Doesn’t have to be expensive, but the pay off will be huge.
  • Today
    Give your spouse a long passionate kiss.  Not a peck on the check as you head out the door, but one that means something.  (without expectations guys!)

Finally, Dave also shared this unforgettable nugget of wisdom:

“You don’t have to be an expert, just be an encourager”

Today, lay down your attempts to be a “perfect spouse”, and just try being an encouraging spouse. Try implementing those three steps for change that Dave shared above.

Once you do, I have a feeling your marriage will begin to change for the better quite quickly.

Your Pastor,
Rusty George

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