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How to Add Warmth to Your Frozen Marriage

It's easy for marriages to become civil but distant, where a continued lack of warmth slowly freezes out love. The good news, coming today...
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God’s Solutions to the Reasons For Divorce

Do you feel just plain unhappy in your marriage? Or that you’re no longer in love with your spouse? Some would say you should...

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...
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Do You Feel Like Your Spouse’s Lowest Priority?

We often hear from people who feel as if they just aren't a priority in their spouse’s life. Often it's the wife who feels...

Actually, You CAN Change Your Spouse. Here’s How.

While today's post from Sheila at To Love, Honor, and Vacuum is written to women, it is full of GREAT advice for all of...
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The 1 Threat to Your Marriage’s Future That No One Talks About

Back in 2001 a low-budget indie film called Memento shot a then little-known director named Christopher Nolan into the Hollywood A-list. The movie is about Leonard,...
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What I’d Tell Myself on My Wedding Day

Today's post comes from Pam Blosser and her blog, www.journeytohim.com.   A couple of weeks ago I watched my daughter walk down a flower-edged aisle dressed in...
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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...

10 Marriage Lessons After 10 Years of Marriage

Today's tip is a charming, honest, funny post from Celeste at Marriage Laboratory. Hope you enjoy! 10 years. Rich and I have been married 10 years! I...
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1 in 4 Marriages Has a Cheater

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....
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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...
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How to Affair-Proof Your Marriage

In 25% of current marriages one or both spouses are cheating. That's 1-in-4. It's a staggering, heartbreaking statistic, and highlights an important truth: every marriage is...
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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...
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The Vow I Failed to Make on My Wedding Day

Today's post comes from friend and blogger Eryn Lynum. The laughter from the 150 people sitting before us offered me a gracious moment to compose myself. I...

How to Find Your Marriage’s “Lost” Love

Today's post comes from Gary Thomas, and features the story of Megan (see link in next paragraph), and how they found new life in...
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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...
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3 Habits of Couples Who Persevere

Every couple I have ever known has times when they are disillusioned, angry, depressed, tired, or just plain ready to give up. It could...
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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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How Boredom Is Ruining Your Marriage

People often show up in Dr. Barbara Bartlik’s office ready to bolt from a marriage because they’re bored. “I tell them that changing partners...
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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...
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The Destructive Danger of a Negative Spouse

Frederick Buechner is a brilliant writer who can jump between fiction and nonfiction like a champion American Ninja Warrior skips over a water obstacle....
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Why You Should Join a Cult

Today's post comes from our friends at www.scottkedersha.com Neither my wife nor I am deaf. But I used to tell her that I wanted to learn...

Your Spouse Is Not the Enemy

There are times when I read a marriage article and am absolutely nailed to the wall by it. Today's, from America's Family Coaches, is...

How to Survive When Your Marriage is Under Attack

Today's post comes from Live Your Best Marriage. In a few weeks my husband and I will celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. It’s been an exciting...

Your Wife Doesn’t Know How to Tell You She Needs This

What a great, great piece of advice from our friend at America's Family Coaches.  Every woman has times when she feels discouraged, misunderstood, or afraid....

10 of the Hardest Adjustments to Make After Marriage

Today's post comes from Rebecca at To Love, Honor, and Vacuum. Enjoy! Adjusting to marriage can be difficult! There’s a lot of great stuff that comes...

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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How to Affair-Proof Your Marriage: the dangerous person profile

Every Monday in the month of July we’re doing a series called “How to Affair-Proof Your Marriage.” While each week can stand alone, here...
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How to Survive When Your Marriage is in Crisis

Nearly every day we get emails from our Thriving Marriages family asking for advice. Oftentimes these readers are in crisis, their marriage holding on...
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An Affair is Always Intentional

Paul and Virginia Friesen are friends and co-workers in their ministry to married couples. I love their take on how every affair is an...
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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...
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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...
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The Best Christmas Gift You Can Give Your Spouse

“But the angel said to them, ‘Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will...
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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...

Do You Know Your Marriage’s Superpower?

I really, really enjoyed this post from Scott Kedersha. It's a creative angle on a topic we haven't covered much here at Thriving Marriages,...

The Secret to Finding “Happily Ever After” In Your Marriage (Yes, It’s Possible!)

Why is everyone hungry for more? “More, more,” they say. “More, more.” I have God’s more-than-enough. More joy in one ordinary day. Psalm 4:6-7 Every couple about to be...

What Do You Want to Believe About Your Spouse?

Today's great post on what we choose to believe about our spouse comes from Marriage Laboratory. Enjoy! There is a person in my life with...
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Four Amazing Truths to Remember in Tough Times

All marriages hit tough times, and most of the time here at Thriving Marriages we focus on  how to survive them. A list of...
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Your Spouse Doesn’t Complete You

When is the last time you felt disappointed by your marriage? Notice that I asked when, not if. Disappointment is a normal part of any relationship, but...
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How to Fall in Love All Over Again

No one gets married thinking their love for their spouse will fade. We go in believing those butterflies we felt when we first fell...

What Are You Feeding Your Mind About Marriage?

Today's post about how we think about marriage comes from the always amazing Gary Thomas.  The old cliché, “stupid is as stupid does” is painfully...

Your Marriage’s Weak Spot Isn’t Your Spouse

Everything you need to learn about marriage comes from watching women in bikinis - who knew?!? Today's post comes from the always-amazing Gary Thomas....

Practical Ideas for a High Maintenance Marriage

Today's post comes from the wonderful Jim Burns at Homeword. Check out the discussion questions at the end and have a conversation with your...
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Is My Marriage Too Broken, Even for Counseling?

Today's post comes from Andre and Timberly at livingourpriorities.com. Do you feel like your marriage is so far gone that even counseling won’t work? Well, we...
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10 Things Kids Learn from Their Parents’ Marriage

What do kids learn from their parents' marriage? Not long ago, I was asked if I intentionally taught my kids about marriage. My answer...
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Practical Tips For Applying the 5 Love Languages

Here are a few ideas to enhance your marriage by applying your partner’s love language. The most valuable marriage advice I have ever been...

The #1 Killer of a Marriage … and How to Get Rid of It

Over the years, we’ve heard many sad stories from people. A lot of these people were on the brink of separation or divorce, or...
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Your Marriage is Strongest, When You’re Doing This Together.

I first fell in love with my wife during a conversation about an ex-girlfriend. Granted, this "ex" was a girl I dated...
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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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Therapy Can’t Save Your Marriage, but it CAN Help

In some spheres of Christianity, therapy is looked at suspiciously; however, here at Thriving Marriages we're a huge fan of (good) therapy and believe...