Marriage Influences Children

Have you considered the fact that marriage influences children? Sometimes it influences children for the good and other times it has a negative influence. But it DOES influence them. We want to talk about this matter because we just finished celebrating Father’s Day here in the U.S. Maybe you did Read More…

Marriage Influences Children

Have you ever considered the fact that how you act within your marriage influences your children? We encourage you to listen to this Podcast to see how this applies to you and your marriage.

Occupying Kids When You Want Time For Romance

Are you having difficulty finding the time and opportunity to keep your romance alive? Are the kids continually under foot when you actually could find a few minutes here and there for romance? You may consider finding ways so you are occupying kids when you want time for romance. “The Read More…

Spouses Fighting in Front of Children

In a previous Marriage Insight we wrote about spouses fighting in front of others. But what about spouses fighting in front of their children? Is that any healthier? Essentially, it is not! (We’ll explain why we say, “Essentially” later in this Insight.) What’s ironic is that a lot of parents Read More…

A Child Changes the Dynamics of Your Married Life

There’s no doubt that a child changes everything when he or she bursts onto the scene. Sometimes these changes are planned for, and others aren’t. “One third of all pregnancies in marriage are unplanned. That means a lot of couples who weren’t sure how they felt about kids are sent Read More…

Communication while Raising Kids – MM #270

Do you find it difficult to find the time to have meaningful talks with your spouse while you are raising kids? Welcome to the club! This is a very common problem. We often hear: “I can’t get a word in edgewise!” “Do you even care anymore? You don’t talk to Read More…

TEAMWORK: Parenting As A Marital Team

If you hope to survive parenthood with your marriage intact you must become unified in all you do. Lock arms (and hearts) and stand firm together! Parenting takes teamwork. Being unified means understanding that this is not a one-person show. Again, it takes teamwork. The strength of your union will Read More…

Coping With Change After Your First Baby Is Born

After your first baby is born, what’s really going to change? I can answer that question in one word: everything! And the changes start as soon as you either decide you are ready to have children or find out that you are pregnant. The question is, how are you coping Read More…

Married, and Yet Childless by Choice

“Why is it that people react so strongly when the choice not to have children becomes known? Do they feel threatened by that childless choice? Is it because the idea is so alien to our culture and the world we live in? Perhaps expectations play a part. “Choosing to remain Read More…

Marriage Suggestions Don’t Fit All – MM #302

“One-size” doesn’t always fit all (as the fashion industry suggests). That’s the same principle that should be applied to marriage suggestions and advice. Adjustments can sometimes be necessary. Continually, we receive email, and comments are posted on the web site from opposite ends of the spectrum. Some people write to Read More…