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 24 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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Say That Again?

In this episode, we’re talking about some of our favorite episodes from our first year of podcasting. Whether you are new to our podcast or a regular listener, we hope you enjoy these quick look back on some of the lessons that have most impacted our marriage. ... VIEW POST

It Could Be Fun, Though!

So much of life requires us to trust God, especially when things look a bit crazy.  Adventure is always a mix of fun with a little risk mixed in. In this episode we talk about those faith-building situations we have walked through and the power of a positive attitude in the face of ... VIEW POST

She Stopped Throwing Shoes at Me!

We are so excited to introduce you to a very special couple in our lives: my parents, Tim and Lynette Kosloskus!   They have been married for almost 54 years and have so much godly wisdom to share. We’ve talked about their influence in our lives in previous episodes but now you get to hear from them ... VIEW POST

What do you need from me?

Are you needy? The truth is: we all are needy.  We all have many, legitimate needs.  It reminds me of when I teach my kids “life science” and I ask my kids, how do you know if something is alive?  Part of that definition is that all life has needs.  Water, air, sunlight, food, the list goes on.  ... VIEW POST

What do you want to watch?

Besides deciding where to eat, the next hardest question in marriage might be, what do you want to watch??  We all know the issues with screen time these days, not just for our kids but for us!  And wIth the advent of streaming service and on-demand, its becoming easier and easier to watch more and ... VIEW POST

I don’t want to talk about my day

It’s pretty standard conversation to ask someone about their day. It’s even considered being friendly and kind. But sometimes in our marriage, that question doesn’t go over well when the person being asked has no interest in talking about their day. Or doesn’t remember what happened in their day. Do ... VIEW POST