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Doug & Leslie

Doug & Leslie

If you’re like most of our readers you’re working tirelessly to be connected to your spouse, to be supportive, encouraging, affirming & empowering. 

But there is something in the way, isn’t there?

Life just keeps happening.  Work, kids, chores. And again… work, kids, chores. Add getting the kids to practice and games, trips to the dentist, PTA meetings, and last but not least, church.

The whirlwind can have a way with us, if we let it, to separate us from the people we love most.

If you’re like most of our readers you’re working tirelessly to be connected to your spouse, to be supportive, encouraging, affirming & empowering. 

But there is something in the way, isn’t there?

Life just keeps happening.  Work, kids, chores. And again… work, kids, chores. Add getting the kids to practice and games, trips to the dentist, PTA meetings, and last but not least, church.

The whirlwind can have a way with us, if we let it, to separate us from the people we love most.

We’ve been there too!

Doug has been a bi-vocational pastor for 25 years, which means that he has had two full-time jobs for all our married life. He teaches high school as his other vocation, including everything that goes with it; he coaches, leads extracurricular activities, and teacher committees.

When I decided to return to school for a master’s degree in counseling, we had three grade-school-aged girls and one toddling daughter, and a growing church. God was going to have to work out all the technical, logistical, and tactical stuff.

Life seemed impossible. But I knew that I was called to be a wife, mom, and a counselor. And when God calls, He equips. God taught me to love one day at a time because He was loving me.

He taught me to communicate with respect, and (yes, I’ll say the dreaded word) He led me to submit, showing me that this was the greatest gift I could shower on my husband (that’s right, sex isn’t the greatest gift, but it’s good too).

I was meeting those challenges head on. Some days, I felt like crying. Other days, I felt like giving up. And then there were those days when I just didn’t even want to show up. But in those times, God provided all that I needed to keep going. To keep being Jesus to those whom I loved and that loved me.

We’ve been there too!

Doug has been a bi-vocational pastor for 25 years, which means that he has had two full-time jobs for all our married life. He teaches high school as his other vocation, including everything that goes with it; he coaches, leads extracurricular activities, and teacher committees.

When I decided to return to school for a master’s degree in counseling, we had three grade-school-aged girls and one toddling daughter, and a growing church. God was going to have to work out all the technical, logistical, and tactical stuff.

Life seemed impossible. But I knew that I was called to be a wife, mom, and a counselor. And when God calls, He equips. God taught me to love one day at a time because He was loving me.

He taught me to communicate with respect, and (yes, I’ll say the dreaded word) He led me to submit, showing me that this was the greatest gift I could shower on my husband (that’s right, sex isn’t the greatest gift, but it’s good too).

I was meeting those challenges head on. Some days, I felt like crying. Other days, I felt like giving up. And then there were those days when I just didn’t even want to show up. But in those times, God provided all that I needed to keep going. To keep being Jesus to those whom I loved and that loved me.

Can We help you?

Now, Doug and I help overwhelmed couples like you communicate and connect with confidence. Our mission is to give you the tools and encouragement to create a sense of teamwork instead of turmoil in your relationships.

Through blog posts, the Confident Wife community, and other resources, we’re creating a place to connect, learn, encourage, and be encouraged. A place to see yourself as one with your spouse instead of feeling like you are the only one.

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10 Ways to Connect with Your Spouse

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Inside, you'll learn how to:

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  • Promote Teamwork Instead of Turmoil

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