Your 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 just a contract, a routine, or an...

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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Mercy & Justice: A Healthy Marriage Balances Both. Here’s How to Do That.

What’s the best way to grow towards intimacy with your husband? Hint: that’s a trick question. There’s actually not a correct answer to that...
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Are Toxic Family Members Hurting Your Marriage? Here’s What to Do.

MEYGAN AND I BOTH ADMIT THAT THERE HAVE BEEN MANY TIMES WE'VE MADE EXCUSES FOR THE BEHAVIOR OF OUR TOXIC FAMILY MEMBERS BECAUSE…...
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What to Do When the Command “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Your...

There’s a phrase that we hear often that goes like this: “don’t let the sun go down on your anger.” Or: “don’t...
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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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Set These Realistic Goals for Your Marriage in 2019

A few years ago, at the suggestion of a friend, Troy and I began the tradition of setting goals for our marriage...
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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...
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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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Your Marriage’s Scratches and Dents Are What Make It Priceless. Here’s Why.

Mike and I recently attended a wedding. The bride was stunning, and the groom gleamed with pride. Not a dry eye in...
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The Meaning of Your Marriage Vows: “As Long As We Both Shall Live”

“As long as we both shall live….” After returning from a hard workout one evening, I came home to a wonderful meal prepared by my...
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How Your Family of Origin Impacts Your Marriage Now

The term family of origin is familiar to some but many not everyone.  Everyone should have an understanding of it, being that...
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3 Golden Rules For Rekindling Romance

Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church–a love marked by giving, not...
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10 Marriage Lessons After 10 Years of Marriage

Today's tip post about marriage lessons is a charming, honest, funny post from Celeste at Marriage Laboratory. Hope you enjoy! 10 years. Rich and I have...
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What Are You Doing to Pursue Your Spouse?

You need to make it one of your highest priorities to pursue your spouse. One of my biggest concerns as a married...
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The 1 Thing Your Wife Needs But Doesn’t Know How to Tell You

What a great, great piece of advice about what your wife needs from our friend at America's Family Coaches.  Every woman has times when she...

Is Your Past Hurt Making You Kind or Cold To Your Spouse?

Today's post from Doug Fields doesn't directly mention marriage, but man is it so applicable. In marriage our personal wounds, past experiences,...
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Husbands, Your Wives Need These 10 Things, They Just Don’t Know How to Ask

I remember watching What Women Want not long after its release in 2001. The movie chronicles a man, Nick Marshall, who receives a fresh...
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How To Save Your Marriage When Your Life Is In Crisis

Have you ever been in a season where you feel like the "light at the end of the tunnel" will never come...
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You Have a Strong Marriage, 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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1 Secret Every Man Needs to 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...

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....
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How to Fall in Love All Over Again

Fall in love again? No one gets married thinking their love for their spouse will fade. We go in believing those butterflies we felt...
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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...

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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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...

An Emotional Affair Is Avoidable. Here’s 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...
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7 Common Christian Marriage Myths. #3 Might Surprise You!

Q: We have a Christian marriage—so why is it so painful? Shouldn’t being believers shield us from the problems we’re having? A: Many...
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What No One Tells You at the Wedding

Today's post - a free verse poem from Shawn Smucker - is a powerful reflection on marriage. Hope you enjoy it! There is something no one tells...

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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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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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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6 Ways to Make Your Marriage Last a Lifetime

Want to know how to make your marriage last a lifetime? The Christian life is a marathon, not a sprint. What’s the...
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A Marriage That Can’t Forgive, Won’t Survive

Miranda had been spending money on a secret credit card for months. She hid receipts, she removed price tags, she sometimes even...
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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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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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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....

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...
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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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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...
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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...

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...
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“Never Surrender.” Don’t Give Up, Your Marriage Can Thrive For a Lifetime.

A divorce lawyer recently posted an article arguing that the vow “till death do us part” is passé, unrealistic, and needs to...
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Still Fighting, After 45 Years

Today's fantastic post comes from Grace and Graffiti. There's a lot of great writing from someone looking at a decades long marriage, and it's...
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An Extramarital 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 extramarital affair is...
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Reasons For Divorce: The 4 Most Toxic Traits of a Marriage

No one intends to get married with the goal of ending it all. Yet 50% of all couples tying the knot this...
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Help, My Imperfect Spouse Is Ruining My Perfect Marriage!

Q: Well, the honeymoon is over and I’ve discovered that my spouse is not perfect. Now what? A: Your wedding may have been...
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Your Marriage Will Make it Through This Season

Your marriage will make it through this--and any--season. This summer, I posted this picture to Instagram with the caption “This guy. Stalking me since 1990.” It...
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Husbands, Love Your Wives Like Jesus. Here’s 3 Tips For How to Do That.

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her – Ephesians 5:25 We have all read it...

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...