Do You Hide or Seek in Marriage?

Are you a spouse who is more likely to hide or seek? In other words, are you a person who is more content with quietly retreating from the activity or going out there and seeking it? What about your spouse? Lots of times, we have a tendency to marry those Read More…

Dealing with Grievances – Marriage Message #95

“Deal with grievances as they arise. Don’t stack them on top of one another or let them fester inside until they turn to hostility. Anger’s always a secondary emotion. If spouses back up to what preceded it, they’ll often find hurt. If they reveal the hurt, they’ll weaken the walls Read More…

Marriage Maintenance Measures – MM #18

We’ve been looking at the important subject of spending time with each other in marriage. We aren’t just talking about being physically in the same house or exchanging information that is necessary to run a household, but actually finding and MAKING the time to nurture your relationship. We call them Read More…

What can a couple do to grow in compatibility?

Here’s a question for you that we hope you will answer to encourage others. It concerns compatibility in marriage. This is something that many married couples struggle with. That is why we would love your opinion and learn what you have done in your marriage. Or perhaps it is something Read More…

Survive and Grow Through Marital Seasons

When you consider marrying, “survival” is not a word that comes to mind. And yet from what we can see about so many of the marriages of today’s world, “survival” is half the battle, in order to make it through the various marital seasons they encounter. The key is to Read More…

Relationship Expectations to Consider Before Marrying

The following exercises are designed to help you explore some of your expectations. Plan to spend time thinking carefully about each area that is applicable to you. Both of you should write your thoughts down on a separate pad of paper, then share them. Each point is meant to stimulate Read More…