Posts in Marriage
Blessings Through Storms

Sharon Betters interviews GRAMMY winner Laura Story who shares details of how her life took an unexpected turn when her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The fairytale life she had dreamed of was no longer possible, yet Laura found a "better broken' with Jesus. Laura's story will remind listeners while your situation might never change or get better, with Jesus YOU can. 

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When Your Future Turns Upside Down: A Conversation with Bryan Stoudt

Bryan and his wife say the diagnosis of severe autism for their son Matthew confronted them with the reality that the future they had planned would never come. In this conversation, Bryan touches on how he and his wife went into survival mode, how he initially thought they could “fix” his son, the spiritual struggles they experienced, and the impact their son Matthew had on their other children and their marriage. 

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Depression - Walking Into The Darkness

In this conversation Sue Tell shares about her reaction to her husband Bill’s severe burnout and depression. After over forty years of serving in ministry, Bill suddenly slid into a dark pit of depression. He was incapable of “pulling himself up by his own bootstraps”.  Sue describes how their lives dramatically changed and their struggles brought new depth to their marriage.

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Cancer & Grief: A Conversation with Elizabeth Groves

Melanoma, the word strikes fear into the hearer, especially when it is a diagnosis for a loved one. Al Groves and his wife, Libbie, heard these words and knew life would never be the same. In this  conversation with Sharon Betters, Libbie shares the journey that her family experienced in the year after her husband Al’s diagnosis of terminal cancer. She offers her family’s story as a means of coming alongside of others who are struggling with cancer, God and grief.

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Hope for the Service Marriage

Corie Weathers shares her own marriage struggles as a the wife of a military chaplain in this conversation. She describes intimate, sacred moments where her understanding of how she realized that when she said goodbye to her husband when he was deployed to Afghanistan, she was actually saying goodbye to life as she knew it. Corie doesn’t leave listeners without hope or a path forward.

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A Father's Love for a Son with Special Needs - A Conversation with Steve Demme

Marriage can be difficult, but adding a child with special needs adds a new level of challenges. In this wide-ranging conversation, Steve Demme shares his passion for helping to strengthen marriages, and in particular, wants to offer help and hope to fathers.  Even more specifically, to fathers of children with special needs. 

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The Grace Land Of Marriage And Disability: A Conversation With Joan And Jerry Borton

Jerry was born with Cerebral Palsy and Joan had worked with people who have disabilities throughout her life, so she thought she knew what she was signing up for when they were married. In this transparent interview,  Joan and Jerry share the challenges of marriage and disability. But you might be surprised at what they describe as some of their greatest challenges.  Listen as Joan and Jerry offer hope to people with disabilities, to the parents of children with disabilities, and to others as well.

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War and the Family

This 2-part resource is designed to help families prepare for, and deal with the challenges of separation during war-time deployment. In Part 1 one, the Betters interview a husband and wife whose marriage was severely tested by stress of the husband’s deployment. In Part 2, war-time a 20 year career officer, his wife and their teenage daughter share their thoughts and feeling on how war-time deployment effected the family.

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