Let’s be our spouse’s chief encourager. No one else can offer them words of encouragement the way we can. It’s our job to survey whatever threatens our spouse’s physical and spiritual well-being and cooperate with God to say, “I have some good news for you. Some wonderful news…”
Marriage is so commonplace we miss the miracle daily. Yet a godly marriage should be the cause of everyday thanks.
Ever feel like your stressed out spouse is short with you? What are you going to do to help your spouse through stress? Here are 10 keys.
Many couples expect romance to just happen, but we have found that intentionality is the key to rekindling romance. When the stress of life gets in the way of our romance, Cathy and I proactively apply what we call the “Three Golden Rules for Romance.”
For most couples it takes years to make sex work like clockwork, where you’re both enjoying it, and you both climax. Better sex is absolutely possible, if you practice!
An intolerance of OTHERS’ negative emotion is precluded by an intolerance of our own negative emotion. This dynamic is a marriage killer.
Have you ever faced a difficult season only to be told to trust in God? What does it actually look like to do that during discouragement?
Is it important to build and maintain friendships with other couples? Yes! Having friendships with other couples is very important.
The default question most angry people ask is, “What?” What triggered my anger? But, that’s too easy and too general.
Is the passage of time a friend or foe to your marriage today? Making it to 91 years married doesn't happen by chance.
I’m leaning on Teresa to rediscover the joys and fulfillment (not just duty and obligation) of prayer. We can learn how to marshal the positive power of spiritual delight. Teresa is adamant that the only thing that wooed her away from sin were the superior pleasures she enjoyed while communing with God.
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.
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.
Celebrating love usually isn’t something that “comes over” you. You don’t just sit around and wait to fall in love again.
Some of the most powerful, life-giving, exciting words you will ever agree to are said during your marriage vows: as long as we both shall live.
Today's post comes from Gary Thomas, who offers what might be a surprising spiritual secret for marital satisfaction.
Your spouse is supposed to complete you, right? That might be true in romantic comedies, but let's talk about real life.
So what is being romantic? Love is a feeling; romance is love in action. Romance is something you do to express the love that you feel.
What if Christmas “jump started” your family’s embrace of joy this season? What gift could be more important than stockings or candy canes?
When supporting a spouse dealing with depression, there are going to be difficult days. In these moments, choose to be patient.
Everyone has some stress in their life, but far too many couples are out-of-control busy and tell us that their lives are just too hectic and stressed out.
Do you spend your Sunday evenings dreading the end of the weekend? Here are four techniques to turn your weekend into rejuvenating breaks.
Celebrating love is all about reveling in the emotional, physical, and spiritual connections that bond you to your spouse.
If we value fruitfulness as Jesus does, then literally, all of us need to weed out the toxic relationships that are around our marriage.
There’s something wonderful you can do for your marriage that will feed and protect it. I’m not talking about reading a marriage book, or even praying together. The gift you can give to your marriage that I want to talk about this week is intentionally to have other friends outside your marriage.
Do you want better sex? Is your spouse hungering for better sex, too? If so, what’s the one thing you must STOP first?
Often cited as the number one problem is the lack of communication. I don’t believe that’s the case. I believe there's a deeper problem.
Every married couple wants to celebrate their anniversary in a fun and memorable way. Here are 30 ideas you can steal or borrow!
If you don’t choose to move toward each other in the second half of marriage, you fill up the free time with independent pursuits instead.
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.
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...
Do you ever lose your cool in an argument? Self-control comes from our thoughts, which influence how we feel and how we...
Let’s say it plainly because we all know it’s true: Nobody has a perfect marriage. Your differences and flaws can lead to...
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...
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...
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...
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...
There are three lies that every couple should not believe because they could lead to an affair. A common pitfall, which all...
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...
If you want to know how to write a love letter, check out this best list of love letter prompts on the...
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 doesn’t consist solely of the big days like a wedding day and the birth of your children.
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...
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.
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.
Married couples need to have some fun together! And one of the best ways to do that is to find hobbies for couples.
In seven months Kristen and I turn 20 years old in our marriage. our marriage is almost old enough to drink and...
I have sought to suck the marrow out of life. Since I am married for life, I want to be intensely married, to explore...
When you’re stuck at home, caring for both yourself and your relationships can become a challenge. However, there are ways couples can do...
Do you want to cultivate and enjoy a great marriage? Do you want to be more energized and less discouraged, regardless...