Friends often confide in each other when they have marriage problems. So what should we say — or not say — if we want to help a friend who confesses a marriage issue? Here are some guidelines to help.
Dealing with Differences
Your spouse may act nothing like your ex, but without even realizing it, you might be unfairly reacting based on fears and emotions that are rooted in your previous marriage — these are triggers.
While there’s no one-size-fits-all formula that will instantly revolutionize a mismatched marriage, a few principles and contribute to the health of a relationship.
All couples fight. And it feels as if we’re fighting about something. But when we look at our conflicts, they can sound pretty insignificant. Big things don’t ensnare us as often as the little things.
Dr. Lainna Callentine became aware at age six that her skin was a different color than other kids in class. Get her unique perspective on how we, as Christians, should talk to our kids about racial differences.
Health scares can test the strongest of marriages. So, when someone — or everyone — in the family becomes sick, what are the best ways to manage the marriage relationship and remain a strong team?
People often adopt a reaction to stress when they’re kids, and the patterns continue into adulthood. But couples can learn to discuss nine points to deepen their understanding of each other.
If we reduce hope to an emotion, we might experience despair. True hope is the conviction that God is working on our behalf. That’s when we find strength to move ahead in spite of our emotions.
Differences don’t have to be obstacles to a healthy marriage. Your spouse’s unique qualities are meant to complement your own. Appreciating the way the Lord has crafted your spouse will help you grow.
I like garage sales in general. I mean, why put your garbage in Hefty bags when you can sell it? The problem is, the stuff my wife wants to get rid of is not garbage — it’s my collection of treasures.