Our kids are constantly watching us, and how we treat our spouse is probably how our children will treat their own spouse someday. Your marriage is your child’s blueprint for intimacy and relationships.
My husband and I stop arguments before they spiral downward. The pausehelps us remember that no one should tear apart what God brought together. The pause allows us to seek unending grace and mercy.
Your marriage, like your home, needs a seasonal cleaning to sweep away the irritants that settle in. Whether you need a dusting or a deep spring-cleaning, the result of your efforts can be refreshing!
We all have colleagues, family members or friends who seem difficult to get along with. Unfortunately, the turmoil caused by our struggles with these people often overflows into our other relationships.
As a husband, you don’t want to ignore issues, but you don’t want to be a bully. How can you find a healthy balance? Think CR-V: compliment, request and value.
All couples disagree at times — money, in-laws, sex, the laundry. Conflict seems to be a necessary evil in marriage. But did you know that how you fight is more important than what you fight about?
God wants us to have friends — to be in relationship with one another. And that can include having friends of the opposite sex. But those friendships should come with some pretty important stipulations.
Sometimes we’re quick to defend ourselves, quick to cast blame and slow to be gentle. So how do couples develop an attitude of gentleness toward each other?
You might think you’ve forgiven your spouse, but true forgiveness comes with a sense of peace. And the ability to forgive others — and yourself — only comes from God.
When you quit making small adjustments in your relationship, you head toward serious trouble. But small changes can become powerful tools for moving a couple back toward caring, closeness and healing.