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Life Builders By Julie Hamilton

Mar 27, 2019

Pastors Myles & Katharine Weiss come from the most different backgrounds you could imagine: a New York Jew and a California christian girl. But somehow they overcame their differences, merged their lives beautifully and have been married for over 33 years. In their new book "When Heaven Hits Home: Ancient Wisdom for Today's Couples," they share wisdom for joining two lives into one with all the expertise you would expect from 27 years of being a Marriage & Family Therapist. We talked about what most marriages struggle with, tips for communication, men's vs. women's needs, how to merge two completely unique backgrounds & traditions, the process of writing about their own personal weaknesses, the hardest time in their marriage and how to regain a vision for a healthy and thriving marriage when it's not your current reality. 


Some of the other topics we touched on are: 

-finding God as the common denominator

-how does ancient wisdom apply?

-why marriage isn't old-fashioned, it's cream filled

-what it takes for two to become one

-what most couples fight about

-Lashon HaTov 

-tips for communicating

-importance of forgiveness

-what women need

-what men need

-how a man can reach the heart of a woman

-fix it or listen?

-their favorite chapters to write

-assault on marriage

-embracing tradition without being in bondage to it

-house of peace

-why we need heaven in our homes now

-hardest topics to write about


-continuing to see the treasure in your spouse

-hardest thing they have been through in their marriage

-navigating a church split and a prodigal son

-how to regain vision for your own marriage

-having a bigger purpose

-the message on their hearts

-whom we should interview next 


Resources mentioned:

When Heaven Hits Home: Ancient Wisdom for Today's Couples (available for pre-order) by Myles and Katharine Weiss 

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Stephen Pressfield

Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: Thirty True Things You Need to Know by Gordon Livingston


Follow along with Myles and Katherine's Journey at their website or the book site here.