An Intimate Bond

While sex should be viewed as an intimate bond between husband and wife, it should never be used as a prize or viewed as a game. Withholding sex from your spouse doesn't bring on positive feelings. Instead, it increases feelings of resentment, anger, and negativity. That doesn't sound like a recipe for a positive marriage,... Continue Reading →

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Improving Your Union

Before the new year hits, my husband and I take a few minutes to set a marriage goal for the new year. People do this all the time with personal goals and even financial goals, so why not set a marriage goal? We just simply reflect on our marriage during that year and see what... Continue Reading →

Energize Your Marriage

We have usual times when we say, "I love you" to our spouses, such as when we leave for work or when we return home. Sometimes the meaning behind these words can lose their value. Start saying "I love you " at times your spouse wouldn't expect it. Try giving one reason (of the many)... Continue Reading →

The Gift of Love

"Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." ~1 Corinthians 13:7 As we approach the Christmas season, remember to show love to those around us. A simple act of love towards someone can make a big difference in their life. This is something that no present can replace or money... Continue Reading →

Protecting Your Marriage #4

Ever played on a team for a particular sport? What would happen if you went to the opposing team and told them about the bad moves your teammates had? How would your teammates feel about you being on the team when they’ve learned what you’ve done? If you’ve read any of my previous articles, you... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Protecting Your Marriage #2

Having a hard time deciding what to wear because you want someone other than your spouse to notice you? If you're dressing with this purpose in mind what are your motives for doing so? Are you trying to get attention from the opposite sex? Is your spouse not noticing the way you look or the... Continue Reading →

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.... Continue Reading →

The Interest of Others

When thinking of doing good deeds, we naturally think of helping others outside of our family circle. Perhaps there may be a desperate need of your time from your wife, perhaps your husband needs you to listen without distractions, or perhaps your children need you to be more involved with the changes they are going... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

How do you handle it?

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?... Continue Reading →

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