How to Avoid World War III AND Be Honest

Today's post from our partners at Engaged Marriages shares some great, practical communication tips. Enjoy! When you’re married, it’s inevitable that some things your partner...

15 Ways to Say “I Love You” Without Saying a Word

I had two thoughts while reading today's post from Lisa and Christy at Club 31 Women. The first was that this list of ways...

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 Surprising Reason You’re Angry at Your Spouse Today

Okay some of you aren't angry TODAY, but you were yesterday, or will be tomorrow. This great post from America's Family Coaches explains how...

10 Mental Habits That Fuel Anxiety

I (Josh) struggle with anxiety. So does my wife. Learning how to recognize our anxiety, communicate about it, and manage it has been one...

Sometimes “Don’t Go to Bed Angry” is Terrible Advice

There's a scene in the Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day where Bill yells at a groundhog "don't drive angry!" (it makes more sense in...

Does Your Husband Really NEED Sex?

I'm a little hesitant to share today's post from Juli at Authentic Intimacy - not because it isn't amazing, because it's really good! -...

4 Steps Toward a “Chore War” Ceasefire

Do you and your spouse fight over day-to-day household chores? It's time to declare a ceasefire! Today's great post comes from Kathi Lipp, and...

1 Secret Tip for Marrying the Right Person

Today's post comes from our friends at Homeword. When I was in college I wrote an op-ed for my local newspaper about the kind of...

70 Great Conversation Starters for You and Your Spouse

Have you ever had a date night where you just stare at your spouse and think "I have no idea what to talk about?"...

How to Make Up After a Fight

So there's a pretty stupid famous moment from the 1970 film Love Story where the lead actress says "love means never having to say your sorry." I...

1 Simple Way to Avoid Saying Something You’ll Regret

Today's great post comes from Doug Fields. He and Jim Burns wrote a great book about your first few years of marriage that's a...

Why You Should Be Nice … Even When Your Spouse Isn’t

Being nice to your spouse is easy! Until they're not nice to you. Today's post explains why we should fight for nice, even when it...

This Powerful Habit Will Revolutionize Your Marriage

My pastor's sermon this Sunday leveled me. He was teaching from the verse in James about being quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to...

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...

These Are the Words Your Spouse Desperately Needs to Hear

So today's post by Doug Fields isn't about marriage ... but it also totally is. Do the words you speak into your spouse's life...

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...

How to Spot a Marriage Breakdown Before It Happens

I (Josh) currently have a car with a "check engine" that won't go away. It just sits there on the dash, it's mustard yellow...

Your Spouse Doesn’t Want to Talk, They Want to Connect

Doug is one of my (Josh's) favorite authors. Today's post is typical of his practical, straight-to-the-point style. Enjoy! Most men I know break into hives...

5 Daily Messages to Transform Your Marriage

Today's post comes from new Friend of the Newsletter™ Ketsia and her blog at purecouples.org. If you like her thoughts here, make sure you...

Make Your Marriage—and Your Spouse’s Day—With These Texts

Today's post comes from a new Friend of the Newsletter™, Brad Hambrick. In addition to being a pastor and counselor, Brad is the author...
spiritual intimacy

7 Ways to Increase Spiritual Intimacy

The least developed area of intimacy in your marriage is not sex! No!? In fact, the least developed area of intimacy for most couples is spiritual...
Ted talks

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...