husbands

Husbands, Here’s What God Expects You to Be.

When the Bible tells husbands to love their wives like Christ loves the church, it’s calling us to an initiating, reaching-out love.
test

“True or False?” Don’t Turn Love Into a Test

The test is never verbalized but still erodes our marriage's intimacy. What we are really asking is, “Can I trust you with my heart?”
love is a choice

What to Do When You’re Not Feeling It

What do you do when you're not feeling it? Most marriages go through this. You might not want to hear it, but love is a choice.

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

Now more than ever, technology addiction is a threat to meaningful connection. Is it leading you straight to an affair?
nag

Nag or Treasure? How Do You Treat Your Wife?

Pastor Brandon Cox drops an important truth bomb: when a guy continually complains that his wife is a nag, she might not be the main problem.
in-laws

In-Laws Causing Issues? What Can You Do?

It’s important to establish healthy boundaries with your in-laws. Otherwise, you can add a lot of stress to your marriage relationship. But how do you go about it?
seven-year-itch

The “Seven-Year-Itch” Is Real … But You Can Avoid It.

The seven-year-itch is not inevitable doomsday. And even if you hit these predictable road bumps, they don’t have to derail intimacy. My husband...
rekindle romance

5 Practical Ways to Rekindle Romance In Your Marriage

A friend recently asked me the following questions about how to rekindle romance: “What do you do for fun as a couple? What...
steps to forgiveness

6 Steps to Forgiveness in Your Marriage

Today's post about steps to forgiveness comes from America's Family Coaches. Who is supposed to initiate the process of forgiveness in a marriage relationship: the...

An Emotional Affair: How to Guard Your Marriage

Today's post from Sheila at To Love, Honor and Vacuum is a great look at why an emotional affair is dangerous, but...
perfect marriage

Help, My Imperfect Spouse Is Ruining My Perfect Marriage!

Let’s say it plainly because we all know it’s true: Nobody has a perfect marriage. Your differences and flaws can lead to...
husbands

Husbands, 10 Unspoken Needs of Your Wives

Husbands, if you’ve ever thought, “I just can’t figure her out” maybe this can be a launching pad to deeper conversations with...
spouse less annoying

How to Make Your Spouse Less Annoying

Wanna make your spouse less annoying? It’s obvious there are some marriage issues that are so big they cannot be ignored. Left unresolved, these...

The Secret to “Happily Ever After” In Your Marriage

Is it really possible to find "happily ever after" in your marriage? It won't be easy, but Les and Leslie Parrott share how couples...
avoid an affair

7 Ways to Avoid an Affair (#4 is huge!)

It's worth studying how to avoid an affair. As someone who got dangerously close to an affair myself, several of these points rang true...

Marriage is More Than Free Sex and Housekeeping

Today's post from Juli at Authentic Intimacy is a great reminder - our marriages are more than free sex and housekeeping, much more than...

The #1 Marriage Killer … 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...
lead to an affair

3 Lies That Lead to An Affair

There are three lies that every couple should not believe because they could lead to an affair. A common pitfall, which all...
kids learn from their parents' marriage

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...
stay

Staying Power: 5 Signs Your Marriage Will Make It

People often ask us, how can I tell if my marriage will have staying power? In some cases, it may not be...
sex life

Sex Life Feel Broken? How to Rebuild It!

Today a reader is asking, “how do you reset your sex life?” What if it’s been really difficult in the past, but now...
secret

1 Secret Every Man Must Know About Their Wives

Every day we hear from men who desperately want help and encouragement for their wives. Most commonly, they complain that their wives...
how to write a love letter

Not Sure How to Write a Love Letter? Here Are 100 Love Letter Prompts

If you want to know how to write a love letter, check out this best list of love letter prompts on the...
best marriage story

The Best Marriage Story is . . . Boring?!?

The best marriage story you’ll ever hear might sound a little boring, but it’s the story you and I both want for our children.
i wasn't ready

I Wasn’t Ready for Marriage

The more I would grow to love my husband, the more vulnerable to hurt I would become, and I wasn't ready for that.
security in marriage

Significance and Security in Marriage Come From God

Marriages often fail because one spouse looks to the other to completely satisfy their innate need for significance and security in marriage.
debt free

Steps Toward a Debt Free Marriage

I believe God wants every couple to do the debt free dance of joy, and I believe that while getting there isn't easy, it's also not complicated.
healthy marriage

Four MORE Ways to a Healthy Marriage

In search of a healthy marriage, I share four more ways couples can increase their commitment and strengthen their marriage.
unconditional love

Unconditional Love – The One Vital Thing Your Spouse Needs to Hear From You

Marriage is at its best when we see a glimpse of the unconditional love of God reflected in our spouse’s eyes. Here's how.
strengthen your marriage

7 Suggestions to Strengthen Your Marriage

The key in those difficult times of of trouble isn’t to panic, but to intentionally work to strengthen your marriage.
commitment in marriage

3 Ways to Grow Your Commitment in Marriage

Words alone don’t ensure fidelity but they sure do help strengthen your commitment in marriage to each other.
fall in love

How to Fall in Love All Over Again

Celebrating love usually isn’t something that “comes over” you. You don’t just sit around and wait to fall in love again.
low maintenance spouse

The Dangers of a Low Maintenance Spouse

Because she is such a low maintenance spouse, I might take her for granted or even take advantage of her. I don’t want this to be our story.
living together

Living Together – Is Marriage “Just a Piece of Paper?”

The option of living together, rather than moving into a formal marriage contract, has proliferated in our culture.
healthy

Healthy Marriage Habits: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, & Yearly

To develop a healthy marriage, it is important that two vital elements come together. First, at some point you must draw a line...
christian marriage

Christian Marriage – Pilgrims Traveling Same Path

The Apostle Peter sets Christian marriage on the highest plane possible—husbands and wives possess the same eternal inheritance.
strengthen

14 Tips to Strengthen a Struggling Marriage.

This is a very hard time; our emotional health and physical well-being are being challenged in pandemic life.  We are trying to...
dangerous person

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

There's a famous line from the movie Jerry Maguire: "you complete me." When Tom Cruise says this he has realized that Renée Zellweger is his once-in-a-lifetime,...
flee

How to Affair-Proof Your Marriage: “it’s time to flee”

This is part 2 of a series, this week on knowing when, like Joseph from the Bible, it's time to flee from temptation. You...
affair

How to Protect Your Marriage From An Affair

In 25% of current marriages one or both spouses are having an affair. That's 1-in-4. It's a staggering, heartbreaking statistic, and highlights an important truth: every...
reasons

19 Reasons I Love My Wife.

On this date, 19 years ago, Kristen and I said, “I do”! Apart from following Jesus, I can’t think of a better...
relational revelation

The Power of Inviting Your Spouse Into Your Hurt

As a Christian psychologist, I sometimes feel like I’m in the crosshairs of pastors and therapists who disagree about the road to...
Jesus

Find Time To Find Jesus In The Middle of Busyness.

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed–or only one. Mary has...
you can choose

You Can Choose a Good Marriage, Starting Today.

There's a moment in the recent film The Way Back I can't stop thinking about. Ben Affleck plays a deeply troubled, alcoholic coach of...
protecting

Truly Loving Your Spouse Means Protecting Them

If you cherish some thing, you are committed to protecting it. In the same way, if you cherish some one, you will protect...
infatuation

Infatuation Is Normal, And An Affair is Preventable.

In 1977, Avodah Offit wrote a popular book entitled The Sexual Self that became a favorite among many sex therapists. I’m not endorsing the...
hurt your spouse

What To Do When You’ve Hurt Your Spouse

Have you ever hurt your spouse in some way? All right, so it’s a trick question. Of course you have hurt your...
chores

How Do You Dole Out Your Household Chores?

Household chores represent probably the most pressing “minor issue” in marriage for a lot of couples because it’s a conflict that never...
thinking

Are You Thinking About What You’re Thinking?

If we want a healthy marriage, if we want a marriage that is marked by cherishing, we have to think about what we...
beauty

Beauty Is a Blessing, And Seeing It Isn’t A Sin.

Lisa and I were shopping in one of her stores years ago when I heard a song that stopped me in my...