New Loveseat,  Refurbished

Marriage is "Cool"

Welcome to our blog, our way to share what we have learned about marriage, love, and being part of a “refurbished” family.  Yes, I said refurbished!  We prefer to buy refurbished items when possible because they are returned to the company, gone over with a fine tooth comb, repaired and put back out for service.  If we have “failed” in the past, God is capable of refurbishing us and putting us back into a loving, Godly marriage to be back in His service.  We believe this because that is exactly what he did for us!  The two of us were each previously married; God “refurbished” us through His correction and then He blessed the two of us with one another.

– God has challenged us to help couples see their marriage as “cool” –

We feel God has challenged us to help couples view their marriage as “cool” and for couples to make it a high priority in their lives.   For marriage to be treasured, while knowing it is worth putting time and effort into improving it.   We should spend time proactively working out kinks and building our marriages to be prepared for the roadblocks we will encounter instead of panicking when a crisis hits.

– your gun isn’t “broken” just because you go to a gun show –

Think of it this way, your gun isn’t “broken” just because you go to a gun show; your scrapbook isn’t “broken” just because you go to a scrapbooking weekend retreat; so it doesn’t mean that your marriage is “broken” just because you go to a workshop or study group.  Marriage workshops and books can be fun and beneficial to your marriage, leading to increased intimacy, sexual encounters and overall happiness and satisfaction in your marriage.  Who wouldn’t want that?  Make marriage you first “hobby” and see what can happen.

We also feel that God is leading us to marriage ministry and to share the hurts and glories of our journey. We are led in our journey by two verses in II Corinthians.

(II Corinthians 1:3-4 Amplified Bible)  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of sympathy and the God [Who is the Source] of every comfort.  Who comforts us in every trouble, so that we may also be able to comfort those who are in any kind of trouble or distress, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

We have been comforted by many couples who chose to share the wisdom they gained through being comforted themselves.  Join us on our journey of openness as we share our comfort with others.


  • Kate Aldrich

    Thanks so much for sharing your hearts Greg and Lisa! You are so right, that working on our marriages shouldn’t imply that our marriage is broken. Those types of things need to be open and inviting to ALL marriages. If our kids need help in math, we are going to get them the help they need. If we have troubles in our marriage (and we all will) – why do we think it is admitting defeat to reach out for help?!? I like to think that it is a very brave step FOR your marriage when we step up and ask for help! Our marriages can be good, but they can also be amazing-the way God intended for them to be, if we open our hearts to His plan for marriage! Keep sharing what God is laying on your hearts! Thankful to be a part of the marriage revolution with you guys!

    • Greg & Lisa

      Thanks for the support Kate! We are being led my God to share His plan for people and to share what He has done for us. We are both huge fans of! We think you and Brad are amazing and your leadership and candidness have helped us in making this leap of faith. We are both so excited to see what God is going to do through us 🙂

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