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!

Love

“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

9 Ways to Protect Your Marriage

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

Questions

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