I used to overreact. Now I seek clarity before reacting in communication with my wife. I slow down and examine my heart before engaging.
Communication Patterns in Men & Women
What is intimacy? What is the definition of intimacy? Sometimes people will do just about anything to get close to someone they find interesting, intriguing or just plain irresistible. Is that being intimate?
My wife’s painful honesty hurts my feelings. She must not know the strategy known as “the white lie.” A time comes when each spouse is tempted to tell one. Is a white lie too much to ask for?
God made men and women different in many ways. Yet they complement one another so beautifully that a healthy relationship makes both partners more complete.
Taking time to rest—physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally—is in the best interest of you and your marriage. God doesn’t want you to be an empty, exhausted person with nothing to give.
Husbands and wives can turn everyday misunderstandings into all-out arguments. But maybe there’s something else going on underneath disagreements: an unspoken, subconscious test of the husband.
Christian women treat most everyone kindly — except themselves. We all harbor hidden, negative lies that affect how we live. Learn how to replace the lies of negative self-talk with God’s truth.
Your relationship with your spouse is often gauged by a “like meter,” which describes how you feel about him or her. What can you do to lift the needle?
Couples with military training often show composure in tough times. But that strength can mask the needs of real people who long to be open with each other. Marriages suffer if these needs aren’t met.
Once conflict begins, it’s hard to defuse. Before you can begin to talk over the conflict like reasonable, loving adults, you have to pry your closed hearts open again.