Protecting Your Marriage #1

Most people, if you ask them, don’t plan on having an affair. However, there are certain behaviors that lead people towards this downward path.  While some behaviors may seem innocent and insignificant, they can often lead to a much bigger issue. The behavior we’ll talk about today is: Confiding in someone of the opposite gender. A great question to think about in regards to this … Continue reading Protecting Your Marriage #1

Interview with JP Robinson

Originally posted on Fiction Aficionado:
Way back in May, I did a Top Ten Tuesday post that talked about some of the things I wanted to see more of in Christian fiction. (You can read that post here.) Number three on that list was non-US historical fiction, particularly European historical fiction, which is one of the reasons I’m excited to introduce you to my guest… Continue reading Interview with JP Robinson

3 Ways to Connect Intimately

Increasing the amount of intimacy in a marriage can’t happen overnight. In fact, it takes time and effort from both husband and wife and is an ongoing process. If a husband and wife desire more than just a “good marriage” and want to increase their levels intimacy, they need to constantly connect in these 3 different ways. 1. Emotionally: Share experiences, laugh, look into each … Continue reading 3 Ways to Connect Intimately

It’s no secret…

It is no secret that raising a family is a challenge. It affects every aspect of the parents’ lives including what happens in the bedroom. Husbands and wives discover changes within themselves and changes in their relationship when there is an addition to the family. What are some scriptures or quotes that you’ve found helpful in keeping the “flame” alive in your marriage when your … Continue reading It’s no secret…

Dealing With Criticism 

Does hearing someone criticize you put you on the war path? Do you get defensive? When your spouse is criticizing you or holding you in contempt it may seem like they are superior to you and are constantly putting you down. You begin to feel: 1. Unappreciated  2. Disliked 3. Misunderstood  4. Disrespected  These negative feelings within a marriage can be destructive to the intimate … Continue reading Dealing With Criticism 

Constant Criticism

After learning about your spouse’s positive and not-so-positive traits, it can be easy to fall into the trap of wanting to change them and begin to negatively criticize them. Let’s take a look at the definition of criticism. Criticism: the expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes. (Google) Criticizing your spouse is totally different than voicing a complaint or … Continue reading Constant Criticism