When was the last time you laughed with your spouse? When you’re multi-tasking and have to juggle responsibilities, laughing could be the last thing on your mind. Take a couple of seconds to share or remember a funny moment with your spouse. Ready to share a funny moment? Write it below! Advertisements Continue reading Laugh on Loftforum!
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
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
Have you ever found that you and your spouse argue about the same issue/issues over and over again but in different ways? Why do you think this happens and if it has happened to you what helped you to peacefully resolve/stop these arguments? If they haven’t been resolved how do you both diffuse the situation? Leave your response in the comment box below! Continue reading How do you handle it?
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
About a week after returning from our honeymoon in Paris, my father unexpectedly passed away. Then within the space of 5 years both of my husbands’ parents passed away as well. While we grieved for our parents, we clung to each other and became emotionally hardened at having experienced so many losses in such a short space of time. From these experiences, we decided that … Continue reading It’s Just Too Short
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!
Summer is almost over. Don’t let it go by without spending time alone with your spouse. Here are some ideas: Have fun together – Do something that makes you both laugh. Whether it is playing a game, watching a movie, or cooking dinner giving off that positive energy makes your spouse want to be around you. Hobby Time – Find a hobby or interest you … Continue reading 4 Ways To Connect With Your Spouse
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV Continue reading Love
We want our marriages to last a lifetime. Yet, after some years of marriage small things that can have lasting impacts creep in: mistrust, less communication, or infrequent sex. How can you protect your marriage from the hurt that these problems bring? 1. Spend time regularly with your spouse – There’s no better way to connect with your spouse than to spend time alone with … Continue reading 9 Ways to Protect Your Marriage
Scenario: You and your fiancé are about to get married. You both ask an older couple that you know out to dinner so that you can ask them a few questions about their marriage. You want their advice and want to know what has made their marriage an admirable one. What would you ask them? Please share in the comment box below! Continue reading Questions
Did you or someone you know go into a marriage thinking you/they could change certain things about a spouse’s character? What did you see/learn from this kind of situation? What kind of advice would you offer someone else who has thins kind of thinking? Please share below! Continue reading Changes
I’d love to say that our plans always work out but the reality is that sometimes they just don’t. How do you handle a disappointing resolution to a situation when you and your spouse were counting on a positive outcome? Do you: 1. Blame each other? 2. Get discouraged, angry, or moody? As team players in a marriage, husbands and wives should not blame one … Continue reading Disappointing Dilemmas
Is there a marriage quote or scripture that has a big influence on your marriage? Has something recently helped bring a positive change that you’d like to share with the readers on this blog? I look forward to reading your responses! Please share in the comment box below. Continue reading Marriage
Two people who are committed to each each other can enjoy a marriage. However, when two people make investments in their marriage it can be more than just enjoyable. Take a look at your marriage and answer the following: 1. What are your marriage goals for this year? 2. What positive changes are you and your spouse going to work on? 3. Is your marriage … Continue reading Are You Committed?