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Why Saying “I Was Wrong” Will Transform Your Marriage

If you are old enough to recall the sitcom Happy Days, you’ll remember “The Fonz.” Henry Winkler played the character of Arthur Fonzarelli, the coolest...
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A Marriage Lasting Longer Than the Wedding Ceremony

Looking for a great gift to give to an engaged couple that will help them get spiritually prepared for marriage? Are you half of an...
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The Devastating Consequences (on Children) of Distant Marriages

The word “triangulation” should haunt every parent actively raising children, and it should warn all of us to not allow our marriages to grow...

3 Great Reasons to Schedule Your Sex Life

Today's topic is yet another great post from Sheila at To Love, Honor, and Vacuum. Today's debates the pros and cons of calendaring out...

How to Have a Passionate Marriage, Even With Kids Still in the House

Today's post comes from our amazing friends at Sexy Marriage. They have an incredible wealth of resources on their site, so make sure to...

4 Easy Habits That Will Transform Your Marriage

Today's post comes from Phil @ Connected Marriage I try to invest my time, my money and my resources on things that will pay me...

20 Quick Tips for a Great Marriage

I love how today's post from Richard Nicastro and Love and Life Toolbox doesn't try and reinvent the wheel. There's a reason so many marriage...

The Sexiest Habit Your Marriage Needs (it involves a calendar)

One of the most memorable sermons I've ever heard was centered around the phrase "love is intentional." The talk was ultimately about evangelism, but...

The Affair You Don’t Even Know You’re Having

Now more than ever, technology addiction is a threat to meaningful connection. Far too often I (Josh) give the best of my time and...

What to Do When Your Marriage Feels … Boring

Unless you're Belle from Beauty and the Beast, you probably don't connect "intimacy, passion, connection" with "reading a book." But today's post from Gary...

Not Spending Time With Your Spouse Is Okay

Okay, okay, that's not entirely true. Of course you need to spend time together. But this is a great article for the younger marrieds...

5 Tips for Walking the Career/Family Tightrope

 There may come a time when your spouse’s job (or your job) begins to cause friction in your marriage. What can you do? When the...
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5 Ways to Keep the Romance Alive and Thriving

I (Josh) have been working here at Thriving Marriages for awhile, which means I've read a LOOOT of blog posts about marriage. When I...

Something More Important than Spontaneity

My marriage is the reverse of what today's article by Hannah at Authentic Intimacy describes: my wife is the planner, and I'm the one...

How to Be a Mom Without Losing Your Mind

We have a 3 and 1 year old in our family, and I've watched how hard it is for my wife to feel like...

May the Force Be With You(r marriage)

Just like Paul Gibson describes himself in his post today, we're pretty big Star Wars nerds here at Thriving Marriages. So when we saw...

To My Husband: it’ll get better

The other day we were watching our show on Netflix, and I loved the smile on your face when you talked excitedly about one...

How to Avoid Relational Fatigue

This is an excerpt from a great new marriage book by Jim Burns and Doug Fields. If you want more like today's post, check...
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Attacking Anxiety in Your Marriage: Pt. 1

"So I'm not normally a stressed-out person" I proclaimed from the pulpit a few years ago. My best friend happened to be sitting next...
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1 Easy Way to Have a Great Weekend with Your Spouse

Want to have a great weekend with your spouse? Sometimes here at Thriving Marriages we post long, detailed content that dives into the deep waters...

What if Your Marriage Isn’t Broken?

The screen on my iPhone froze up the other day. The buttons worked but anything that involved touching the screen ... nothing. I couldn't...

When Busy Equals Broken

This last weekend I had the privilege to speak to several hundred couples at our Refreshing Your Marriage conference. Without a doubt, the number one issue...

The Couple that Prays Together

I want to report the results of a fascinating research project led by Christopher Ellison at the University of Texas, San Antonio. and reported...

Is Self-Care Selfish?

Is it selfish, sinful, or unspiritual to take care of yourself? Yes, if you are completely unbalanced and care only for yourself in a...

Do You Take Responsibility for Things You Shouldn’t?

Learning how to detach with love will revolutionize your life and relationships. People in difficult relationships have trouble separating themselves from other people’s actions...

Are You Neglecting Yourself?

People in difficult relationships often neglect themselves for the following reasons: They are overwhelmed with the relationship problems. They believe self-care is selfish, sinful,...