The Tidy VS Messy Spouse

So, what do you do if you’re someone who likes things nice and tidy, but you are married to a messy spouse? This is a dilemma that many married couples encounter after they marry. And who would guess it would be such an important issue before marriage? We didn’t. Most Read More…

Accomplishing Tasks Together – Marriage Message #151

“‘Don’t shower me with love and kisses —just whisper softly, ‘I’ll do the dishes.’ This is where REAL LIFE happens in a marriage. When couples accomplish the tasks of life TOGETHER, they free up time to pursue other interests, enriching their relationship.” This is how David and Janet Congo describe Read More…

Messy vs Tidy in Marriage – MM #98

A MARRIAGE DILEMMA: What do you do if one of you has the natural inclination to be messy and this greatly upsets the other spouse because he or she likes things neat and tidy? That’s the subject of this Marriage Message because of the “nagging” problem it sets off in a Read More…

How to Create a Fair Division of Labor

With the advent of so many dual career marriages, the division of domestic responsibilities has become a major source of marital conflict. Changes in our cultural values have contributed greatly to the problem, because there is now almost unanimous agreement that both a husband and wife should share these responsibilities, Read More…

WORK AROUND THE HOUSE: Who Does What?

There are so many things going on before we get married that a lot of us never think about how the housework will get done. We don’t consider who will do what, when. But just because it wasn’t discussed before the wedding, it doesn’t mean it can’t be discussed afterward. Read More…

WEEKLY CONNECTION TIMES With Your Spouse

It’s important to connect together on the issues you both deal with each week. That’s why it is good to schedule weekly connection times with your spouse. But make sure you keep this as a time to help you grow closer to each other. You want to make sure it Read More…