To determine marriage health, couples need to monitor their relational fitness to catch problems they might miss. Here are some questions to help you.
Healthy Marriage Traits
The unhealthy attitudes I ‘inherited’ from family hurt my marriage. I learned how to conquer bad attitudes, and so can you. Here’re tips to develop skills that will improve your communication.
Words have incredible power, and careless words can destroy a marriage. Speaking words of death and condemnation is easy, but couples who choose encouraging, uplifting words enjoy the fruit of happiness.
Why do couples struggle? How can you repair your broken relationship and find contentment? It’s possible to identify problems and find healing through commitment, communication and Jesus Christ.
Personalities play a role in communication styles. A good approach is to ask your spouse about the times and situations that allow him or her to be open to healthy, honest conversation.
Being a better husband doesn’t mean that you can fix everything, it means being emotionally responsive. And there are three components to that: accessibility, responsiveness and engagement.
For 20 years, I had loved my wife — serving, sacrificing, persevering. But I had conveniently forgotten to consider what it meant to cherish her. To do that, I had to figure out what cherishing meant.
One Scripture verse keeps couples at odds even though its intent is to teach unity. If you consider the context, culture and language in the book of Ephesians, you can better understand this verse.
We’re too busy. Instead of waiting for long, uninterrupted blocks of time to strengthen your marriage, take advantage of key moments that happen every day.
What could happen if couples embraced their marriage as being “good enough” —being satisfied with love and sharing a life-long friendship, where spouses treat each other with respect and kindness?