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Why My Wife Was Sneaking Out of Bed at 2 A.M.

This article comes from Jerrad Lopes, the dad and husband behind the DadTired.com community, which helps men lead their family well! Jerrad originally shared...

Marriage Advice You Never Expected: Fight Like Mad

I went to a wedding today. It was a good wedding. A stunning dress, beautiful flowers, a moving exchange, a promising kiss, the thunderous...
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7 Steps to Get the Most out of Marriage Counseling

This isn't the first time we've said this, but we're a big fan of therapy (done well) here at Thriving Marriages. Today's great post...

Are You Taking Your Low-Maintenance Spouse For Granted?

Traps You Can Fall Into If Your Spouse Is Low-Maintenance 1. It’s easy to put your needs before their needs. Marriage calls for us to...
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You Already Have What You’re Looking For in Your Marriage

Today's post is a powerful reminder from Elisabeth Klein. If you like it, be sure to check out one of her books we've linked...

How to Get Engaged –When You’re Already Married

Recently we sat on the floor in a crowded airline terminal and played a game of Scrabble on our trusty iPad. We had about...
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4 Commitments I Made in Marriage (or: How I’m not the Hulk Anymore)

Today's post is written by me (Josh), your friendly neighborhood Thriving Marriages editor. If you'd like to know more about me, well you're about...

10 Signs Your Marriage May Be Drifting

Most people don’t get married so they can be unhappy. Most people don’t stand in front of a church full of people and pledge...
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The Danger of ‘Choice Paralysis’ When Your Marriage is Struggling

Today's post comes from Gary Thomas and is an adaptation from his new book Loving Him Well: Practical Advice for Influencing Your Husband. While the...

3 Steps to Create Positive Change In Your Marriage

Fully own it.  Owning it means taking responsibility for your actions and validating the emotional implications for your partner.  Period.  Sometimes people almost get...
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Should We Care About Celebrity Marriages?

I tend to be a little (a lot) cynical about celebrity marriages, and why we get so worked up about them. But this fantastic...
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5 TED Talks for Your Marriage

Our friends over at simplemarriage.net recently posted 5 TED talks for your marriage that would be great for you and your spouse to watch...
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Running on Empty? Here’s How to Keep Your Marriage’s Fuel Tank Full

Today's marriage tip comes from Patrick Schwenk as a guest blogger for Gary Thomas's site. It leads to a great question: what's one way...
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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...

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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1 in 4 Marriages Has a Cheater, Cheater–Big Fat Pumpkin Eater

In 25% of marriages, one or both spouses are cheating. That's 1-in-4. It’s a staggering, heartbreaking statistic, and it highlights an important truth: Every marriage is vulnerable. Dr....

Kick Out Fear & Make More Room for Love in Your Marriage

Today's post from Friend of the Newsletter™ Danny at Loving on Purpose wrecked me (Josh) in the best of ways. Sometimes we need reminders of...

Attributes of a Healthy Marriage: Friendship

This post is a part of a series from our friends at The Romantic Vineyard. Check out all the great resources they offer here. This...

To Win at Marriage … You Have to Lose

One of my big realization in my 30s has been that "easy" isn't life's default setting. Easy, hard, boring, exciting, hopeful, discouraging ... these...

What Winemaking Can Teach You About Marriage

Today's post comes from Monique Chambers & Start Marriage Right. The butterflies ceased, the kind words of affirmation came to a halt, and those go-out-of-my-way...

The Two Words that Kill a Marriage: “I Deserve”

Our Thriving Marriages community has grown a LOT in the past year, which is exciting! It also means that most of you missed out...

How 2 Minutes a Day Can Change Your Marriage

Today's post comes from Gary Thomas, and our friends at Homeword. While working on my book Cherish: The One Word That Changes Everything for Your Marriage, I...