fun in your marriage

Re-finding the Fun In Your Marriage

You know, sometimes it's not complicated. Today's post from Juli Slattery is a simple reminder that marriage needs to be - and CAN be...
marriage tips

7 Marriage Tips You Won’t Hear In Church

This article about marriage tips you won't hear in church originally appeared at FrankPowell.me. Check out Frank's site for more of his great content.  Ever wish...

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...

Boring Marriage? What Should You Do?

What should you do if you feel like you have a boring marriage? Unless you're Belle from Beauty and the Beast, you probably don't...
managing your money

What Jesus Mentions Most About Marriage Will Surprise You

This is the second in a series of posts excerpted from my new book, Preparing Your Heart for Marriage, a devotional for engaged couples. The second...
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...
better sex

Practice Your Way to Better Sex

For many women, sex just isn’t that great at the beginning of the marriage. This week we’ve been looking at specific ways to have better...

Stressed Out Spouse: 10 Ways to Help

Ever feel like your spouse is stressed all the time–and because of that they’re always short with you? On Mondays I like to...

Marriage Lessons: 18 from 18 Years

One pastor shares the real-life marriage lessons he's learned over the last 18 years with his wife. On June 14, 1997, I married...
rekindling romance

3 Golden Rules for Rekindling Romance

Many couples expect romance to just happen, but we have found that intentionality is the key to rekindling romance. In two places...
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...
protect your marriage

7 Words to Protect Your Marriage

Our marriage is always a work in progress, but we know that if we ever let up, the enemy will win. You should actively protect your marriage. Here's how:
great marriage

A Great Marriage Is Built Day-by-Day

Great marriage doesn’t consist solely of the big days like a wedding day and the birth of your children.

A Magic Question That Might Change Your Marriage

Sometimes a better marriage is closer than you think. Listen to Rich and Pat's story, and the power of one simple magic question. Although Rich...
disagreement

8 Ways to Preserve Unity During a Disagreement

I’ve always wanted to be a good husband. But I’ve found marriage can't truly be a blessing if my wife and I don’t handle disagreement well.
godly marriage

The Gift of Godly Marriage

Marriage is so commonplace we miss the miracle daily. Yet a godly marriage should be the cause of everyday thanks.
tough times

Four Comforting Truths to Remember in Tough Times

Do the hard work during tough times. In the process both of you will become closer to the best version of who God made your marriage will be.
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.
91 years married

91 Years Married – Persevering Love

Is the passage of time a friend or foe to your marriage today? Making it to 91 years married doesn't happen by chance.

79 Hobbies for Couples to do TOGETHER!

Married couples need to have some fun together! And one of the best ways to do that is to find hobbies for couples.

All Marriage is Difficult – Here’s Why

If my wife and I have learned one thing in our marriage, it is how to sin against each other. This is why marriage is difficult -- for everyone.
20 years of marriage

After 20 years of Marriage, We Have Hope For 20 More

In seven months Kristen and I turn 20 years old in our marriage. our marriage is almost old enough to drink and...
first seven years of marriage

7 Keys for the First Seven Years of Marriage

If we had it to do over, these are things I’d make sure we did as a couple to get a good, solid start to the first seven years of marriage.
couples

It’s Important To Be Friends With Other Married Couples

Is it important to build and maintain friendships with other couples? Yes! Having friendships with other couples is very important. We tell...
discouragement

How To Find The Other Side of Discouragement.

Have you ever faced a difficult season only to have friends tell you to trust in God? While you know their advice...

Loving, Not Resenting, That Your Spouse is Different.

I have sought to suck the marrow out of life. Since I am married for life, I want to be intensely married, to explore...
stuck

Stuck at Home? Here are 11 Links To Help Mix It Up.

When you’re stuck at home, caring for both yourself and your relationships can become a challenge. However, there are ways couples can do...
weekend

Reclaim Your Weekend In Four Simple Steps

“I ran across this blog and liked it. The word “Sabbath” means rest and I liked what Martha White had to say...
second half of marriage

The 2nd Half of Marriage. Prepping for Life Post Kids.

Emily is a gifted interior design artist. After the birth of her third child and her decision to homeschool her children, she...
think

Think About It: Who You Focus On Is Who You Love

Do you want to cultivate and enjoy a great marriage? Do you want to be more energized and less discouraged, regardless...
pandemic

Dare to Find the Positive During This Pandemic

As the weeks of pandemic cascade into months of avoidance of our human kind to save lives, new norms are settling in. ...
toxic

Toxic People Can Poison a Fruitful Marriage

When I start writing a book, I wear the hat of an explorer. I have a general destination in mind, but I...
celebrating love

Celebrating Love Is How a Marriage Lasts Forever

No one gets married thinking their love for their spouse will fade. We go in believing those butterflies we felt when we...
covid-19

3 Keys to a Healthy Family During Covid-19

“In case you missed this over the weekend, here it is in blog form. If there is anything HomeWord can do to...
depression

How to Love a Spouse Struggling with Depression

So, as a loving husband or wife, what do you do if you feel like your spouse is being swallowed up by depression?...
negative emotion

Negative Emotion is Vital For a Healthy Relationship

In preparation for my shiny new blog plan (month long themes complete with corresponding love experiments, social media posts and podcast episodes),...
make me laugh

“Don’t Make Me Laugh!” (Is Bad Marriage Advice)

You've heard the phrase "don't make me laugh!" a million times ... but this is the opposite approach we should take to...
romantic

10 Tips for Becoming a More Romantic Husband

We’re continuing our monthly series from our book, The 5 Sex Needs of Men and Women. We’ve already hit the top 4...
stressed

Stressed? Here’s God’s Solution For Anxious Couples

They were so absorbed in their “God projects” that they didn’t notice God right in front of them, like a huge rock...
perfect marriage

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...
words of encouragement

Words of Encouragement Can Revolutionize Your Marriage. Here’s How.

It’s been exactly a year since Lisa went into surgery to have her tumor removed. That morning, she told me she wanted...
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...
bored with your marriage

What To Do If You’re Bored With Your Marriage

Want to know what to do if you're bored with your marriage? Here's helpful information if you're feeling bored with your marriage.  Q:...
inject

Inject Some A.W.E. Into Your Marriage.

There’s never a better time than today to recommit to some basic marriage principles that can strengthen your bonds and inject a fresh...
how to have self control

About to Lose Your Cool? Here’s How to Have Self Control During an Argument

I hear stories all the time about how couples have lost it in an argument. One of them hears something that triggers their...
grateful

The Key To Being Happy In Your Marriage is Being Grateful For What You...

Nicolas Rolin frolicked, adulterized, gambled, and even murdered his way through the fifteenth century until he looked mortality in the face and...
seven-year-itch

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

My husband and I are leading a Bible study with mostly newlywed couples. After a few weeks, we noticed how often we...
delight

Delight: The Secret Ingredient of a Great Marriage

Can a celibate nun who was born over five hundred years ago unlock the secret to a more intimate marriage? Yes, she can. In...
wife's sexual needs

How to Meet Your Wife’s Sexual Needs

We’ve shared a lot the last few months about what your wife’s sexual needs are – and what happens if you don’t...
arguing

How to Ask For What You Need Without Arguing

Sometimes you just have to ask your husband for what you need! I’ve been talking all month about how to change the dynamic...