By Tara Buchanan

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We’re Joe and Tara

No matter how perfect someone’s marriage looks from the outside, every relationship has its struggles. We’ve been married for 26 years and in that time we’ve have had our own share of obstacles. From healing from childhood abuse to battling our own sin and selfishness, we know marriage is not easy. But we do believe when God enters the equation and we surrender our lives to Him, it’s always worth it. Stick around as we share the struggles and stories behind our smiles.

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The Behind Our Smiles Podcast

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Beating the Odds!

Do you ever feel like the odds are stacked against you?   The odds against us are real and we all have challenges that affect our marriage.  We recently we had an opportunity to speak at a marriage event about how God has worked in our marriage to help us face the odds that were against us.  In this ... VIEW POST

Read me a Story!

One easy and fun activity Joe and I both enjoy is reading together!  There are so many books we’ve read that have sparked great discussions or even just gave us a good laugh.  In this episode, we discuss a few books that have really impacted us.  The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis  The Body ... VIEW POST

I Miss You!

Do you remember those times when you missed someone you love?  When you felt like couldn’t spend another minute without them being nearby?  Even though it can be painful, missing each other is a result loving and being loved!  Telling each other "I missed you" is a beautiful expression of love!  In ... VIEW POST

I Don’t Want Flowers!

It’s the season of romance, expectations, and disappointments.   Has finding ways to show romance ever been difficult for you and your spouse?  We haven’t always got romance right either, but it’s never too late to learn!  In this week’s episode we share about our struggle with getting romance ... VIEW POST

Don’t Interrupt Me!

One common barrier to healthy communication is interrupting.  In a world overly full of distractions and interruptions, it’s getting harder and harder to finish a sentence when you are in a conversation.  In this week’s episode, we talk about our struggle with interrupting… while trying not to ... VIEW POST

You’re Being Cold With Me!

Do you like the cold?   It’s the time of year for us when the temperatures are dropping and it gets cold!  The cold can feel miserable!  But besides the weather, how does it feel when your spouse is being “cold” with you?  When there’s a chilliness in your relationship?  In this week’s episode we’re ... VIEW POST