Marriage Series Recap from Engagement to Decades of Relationship

healthy marriage series

Brandon and Jerry recap eight episodes of Beyond the Rut that focused on healthy marriage relationships. Resources and Links Listen to the entire healthy marriage series we did in sequence with the list below. You can also search for other episodes on parenting, family, and more by using the Search box on our page or … Read more

Dating Your Spouse to Stay Connected – BtR 233

Brandon and Jerry discuss why you should date your spouse, provide date ideas, and some do’s and don’ts to help you be successful again. Marriage relationships are in a constant state of flux. You are either growing closer together or drifting apart. This episode is for those whose marriages are in a good place, and … Read more

Joel W Hawbaker Bringing Help for Blended Families – BtR 226

Joel is a blended family coach, author, and speaker who loves helping blended families overcome obstacles and grow by teaching them the 10 Commandments of Blended Family Life. About Joel W Hawbaker Joel is a divorced and remarried father of two. He currently lives in Alabama with his wife, his two daughters, and their two … Read more

How the Happiness Advantage Can Change Your World (Part 2) – BtR 139

BtR 139 Happiness Advantage Pt 2

Happiness to Pursue Success We often chase success to become happy. If that were true, then we would be happy in our new car, large homes, and corporate jobs with great salaries and perks. The truth is that it is not these status symbols that make us happy. If anything, we find ourselves trapped and … Read more

How the Happiness Advantage Can Change Your World (Part 1) – BtR 138

BtR 139 Happiness Advantage Pt 2

The Happiness Advantage At best, it can be said that only 45% of the workforce enjoys their job. That means the majority of us wake up in the morning and dread the commute that puts us in a prison. That is no way to truly live, is it? If we say in the U.S. Constitution … Read more

Happy Birthday! A blog post by Brandon Cunningham.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday! Okay, it may not be your birthday. Let’s assume I missed it. So, let this stand as my card or greeting for this year. What do birthdays have to do with ruts? Some people have cake and get presents and cards. Other people get only some cards and maybe a call or two. Some … Read more

Doug Wilks – How to Focus on Your Strengths So Everything Falls Into Place BtR 087

Doug Wilks Strengths Launcher

Doug Wilks is a strengths coach. While that may sound like someone you’d find at a fitness center near you, it’s not. You may have heard of Clifton’s StrengthsFinder, and that is more along the lines of what we are discussing in this episode. Learn more about what Doug does at his website, StrengthsLauncher.com. Most … Read more

Do It Afraid Anyway! Kainee Bram’s Story of Building a Business BtR 085

BtR 085 Do It Afraid Anyway

Kainee Bram was in her mid-forties when she and her husband learned they were going to have a baby! Starting a new business is hard work, especially when your husband is starting a new career. Starting a new business with a new baby as well is downright motivating it seems. Kainee found herself afraid of … Read more

Drift Into a Rut or Row Out of It – The Choice is Yours BtR 084

BtR 084 Shawn Albright

This episode’s discussion is based on a blog post from Beyond the Rut alum, Shawn Albright. The post is titled Drift and Row (click the link to read this post.) We have our lives we dreamed of living. We also have the risk of drifting far from our destination when we are not paying attention to … Read more