Protecting Your Marriage #3

With so many platforms of communication available to us, we need to make sure that it is not taking over our lives. Communicating on these platforms can have some serious effects. Communicating with someone you once had a relationship with has its dangers, so does communicating with others of the opposite gender. Did another man outside of your family “like” the photo you posted of … Continue reading Protecting Your Marriage #3

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

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

Go Paperless

Who says a love note needs to be written on paper? Love notes can come in the form of acts of service, a special gift, or even a touch. It doesn’t need to be something big. It can be something as simple as helping your spouse do a chore without being asked. There are: 1. Mirror notes – Write a message for your spouse after … Continue reading Go Paperless

Keep Up!

It’s been a few years of marriage. Responsibilities and expectations start to take over your lives. You and your spouse love each other but don’t get to spend time alone like you used to. Sound familiar? Keeping up with your spouse through changes and character growth can certainly benefit your marriage. Think about how well you know your husband or wife. Do you know their: … Continue reading Keep Up!