You Can’t Have a Healthy Marriage, but a Sick Soul

Today's post comes from one of my favorite TM contributors, referencing one of my favorite authors, and one of my favorite books. This is...

Where is God When You’re Marriage is Struggling?

Today's post is from the always amazing Gary Thomas. If you are in a season of life in your marriage where things are tough,...

5 Quick Ways to Make Your Husband Feel Loved

Today's post comes from Ketisha at Pure Couples. If you're an overwhelmed mom trying to find quick ways to be a good wife, this...

The Key To a Sexually Satisfied Marriage

Today's post is a great one from Gary Thomas. So much of conflict regarding sex boils down to exactly what he describes. What would...

10 Ways to Transform Your Marriage in Under 2 Hours

So a disclaimer up front: our amazing content partner Sheila, from To Love, Honor, and Vacuum spends a lot of this post referencing a...

How I Got My Spouse to Start Apologizing

All marriages have a conflict style, and most of them are at least a little unhealthy ... i mean ... I've heard ... I wouldn't know...

Three Letters I Send My Spouse Each Year

Brad Hambrick is a new addition to the Thriving Marriages family, but he's already one of my favorites. His site is PACKED with resources,...

What Christian Couples Can Learn From “Sleeping With Married Men”

Here at Thriving Marriages, we present marriage tips from a Christian worldview. But it's really cool when we can look at what the world...

What A Girl Wants, What a Girl Needs

First off, yes that title is a reference to a Christina Aguilera song and no I don't apologize for that. Second, to all you gentlemen...

Actually Nicholas Sparks, Marriage ISN’T About Compromise

There's something about my personality that enjoys deconstructing clichés and today's article from Tarah Avery at Start Marriage Right is a great example of...
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Bringing Sexy Back to Your Self-Image

Today's post comes from Joy McMillan, author of XES: Why Church Girls Tend to Get it Backwards...And How to Get It Right, and Friend of the Newsletter™...

Want to Improve Your Marriage? Pray for Your Kids

This is one of my (Josh's) favorite posts we've run in awhile (and I've written some of them!). I love praying for my two...

The 1 Thing Your Husband Needs Most

When America's Family Coaches post something, they go for it. Today's post is long, but it's full of great content and well worth your...

10 Great Books about Marriage, Sex, and Christianity

Today's post comes from club31women. In a culture dominated by sexual discussion, it can be difficult to find a biblical approach to sexuality in modern...

“My Spouse Doesn’t Do It The Way I Do!”

Today's post comes from our fried Brie Gowen. Check out her blog, books, and other resources here. If you’ve ever had a house on the...

Looking Forward in 2018, by Not Looking Back

Today's post comes from Sheila at to love, honor, and vacuum One of the things I love most about the Christmas season is the ability...

Finding Margin for Your Marriage

Today's post comes from our friend Jenny Howell. Check out her blog here. I excitedly packed my bag for an overnight getaway with my man in...

“My Husband Doesn’t Care”

Today's post comes from our sister site, For Every Mom, and the fantastic Jenny Rapson.  My eyes glance toward the clock on the microwave as...

Removing “Negativity Bias” from Your Marriage

Today's post comes from our friend Lisa Brookes Kift and her fantastic site, love and life toolbox. A common thread in my couples therapy practice with...

A Marriage Better than “Happily Ever After”

Today's post comes from our sister site, For Every Mom and fitness coach, speaker and writer Jen Roland. As I sat on my daughter’s bed...

8 Conversations Married Couples MUST Have

Today's post comes from our sister site, foreverymom.com and guest poster Chelsea Damon. Both have great content that you should absolutely check out! Now a...

When you run out of love

I got absolutely shredded by my pastor's sermon Sunday. He was talking about the story of the prodigal son, and I was nodding along...

“What Happened When My Kids Saw Me Kiss My Wife”

Today's post is from Jenny Rapson and our sister site, foreverymom.com. If you're a mom, this is a fantastic resource you should check out...

20 Ways to Lead Your Wife

Today's post comes from our friend Sara Horn. You may not agree with all of it - neither does everyone here at Thriving Marriages! -...

If Wedding Vows Were Honest …

Today's post comes from our sister foreverymom.com and our long-time contributor Frank Powell. It’s been six years since Tiffani and I exchanged vows. Like most...

3 Things God Will Not Do in Your Marriage

Today's post comes from Brie Gowen and our sister site, foreverymom.com. They're both great resources for moms that you should check out! Also, while this...

Finding Intimacy in Every Part of Your Marriage

You and I are created as unique, whole, integrated human beings. You can’t separate the physical, emotional, relational, or spiritual parts of you from...

How to Remove “Bad Carbohydrate” Conflict from Your Marriage

Carbohydrates: once they were good, then they were bad, now they're ... both? You probably have heard this, but nutritionists these days believe that...

Why Asking God “Why?” is Okay

Today's article from Phil Callaway isn't specifically about marriage, but it absolutely applies there too. We hope you connect with this honest, all-too-relatable story...

6 Easy Ways to Escalate a Fight

There's a famous quote from the Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy that says "happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its...

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage’s Foundation

Today's article comes from our friends over at bettermarriages.org. You can check out the work they're doing here. While this article applies to all...

How to Calendar Your Way to a Healthy Marriage

You've probably heard this before, but if you want to see what someone values, look at their calendar. The events that fill up our...

25 Things It Takes to Make It to 25 Years

Our friends over at Club31Women recently wrote a fantastic article about the 25 things it takes to make it to 25 years in your marriage....

7 Ways to Avoid an Affair

We talk about lust, porn and affairs a lot here at Thriving Marriages. The reason is we live in a sex-saturated culture that is...
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The 2 Questions That Destroy Marital Dysfunction

So there's this show I've been watching lately called BoJack Horseman (note: I'm not recommending you watch this show. It contains content some will...
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1 Vital Conversation to Keep Your Marriage on Track

I recently started a fantastic new book titled You Are What You Love. It's not a book about marriage exactly, but it's definitely worth checking out. There's...
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Falling in Love with Your Spouse, All Over Again

Jim Burns and Doug Fields are two of our favorite people here at Thriving Marriages. They don't just have great insights into marriage, they live...
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The Two Words that Will Kill a Marriage: “I deserve”

This past weekend the pastor at the church I attended was speaking about God's grace, and how everything at that (or really any) church...

3 Vital Ways to Fight Pornography in Your Marriage

As I was biking to work this morning (and by "work" I mean the coffee shop where this Thriving Marriage magic happens) I was...

How to Dodge Marital Drift

We both live in Southern California and have had the privilege of growing up around the beach. More times than we can recall,...

The Power of (Literally) Sleeping Together

It was raining as we crawled beneath the sheets, the sound of water running down the gutter outside our window. The song "Who'll Stop the Rain" weaved...

Are You Filling Up Your Marriage’s “Shoebox”?

In your anger do not sin! Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil...
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How to be a Cheerleader in Your Marriage

"See to it that you really do love each other intensely with all your hearts." 1 Peter 1:22 In the early 1990s, William and Esther flew...

3 Steps Toward Restoring Trust in Your Marriage

Fear and love are enemies. Nowhere do we see this clearer than when betrayal has torn a connection apart, and two hurting people are...

The Myth of 50/50 Marriages

I’m not interested in a 50/50 marriage. Why? I don’t think they work. Since I went through this experiment, I continue to hear from a lot...

How to Keep the Spark Alive in Your Marriage

It has often been said that the best thing you can do for your children is to love your spouse. At times, this means...

Are Arrows Flying in Your Marriage?

Who sharpen their tongue like a sword, And bend their bows to shoot their arrows—bitter words. Psalm 64:3 (NKJV) Picture this. Carrying a bow and some...

3 Ways to Fix the Communication Style of Your Marriage

The healthiest style of communication is called assertive communication.  Assertive communicators bring high levels of respect and responsibility to their interactions with others, because...