The “Mythical Mate” You Married

Here’s an all too familiar scenario: You “fell in love” with your spouse before marrying. But then sometime AFTER marrying, you look at him or her and wonder, “Who IS this person?” He or she is totally different from the person you thought you married. It causes you to wonder: Read More…

The Marriage Box Myth

There is a marriage myth that few people know about before they marry. (We sure didn’t!) But spouses NEED to recognize it. That’s because the health of their marriages depend upon it. We’re talking about the Marriage Box Myth. It’s a myth we fell into and then climbed out of Read More…

Creatively Reframing Our Marriages

What if the fairytale story of Cinderella and Prince Charming would have been true? Do you think that after they married they would have “lived happily ever after?” It’s a nice thought. But in reframing this “love story” the answer probably would be “NO.” The “happily” wouldn’t be forever if Read More…

Love is Fragile – Handle with Care

The title of this Marriage Insight is “Love is Fragile — Handle with Care.” We came upon this title after reading something that psychologist Jean Lush said in a radio interview. In this interview she talked about spouses who fight with each other in toxic ways. We’re guilty of doing Read More…

New Year Prayer Points for Your Marriage

In this Marriage Insight we are going to give you some New Year prayer points you can pray on behalf of your marriage. Most of us have heard (or made) arguments about the saying, “Put Christ back into Christmas.” Actually, we’ve heard quite a few heated fights over that issue. Read More…

Keeping Love Alive in Your Marriage

Are you “keeping” your love alive within your marriage? Are you putting forth intentional effort to grow your love? It’s not too difficult to keep your love alive before you marry. But afterward, it takes more effort. It takes more than “luck” to grow your love. You can’t just let Read More…

Loving Your Spouse as Jesus Loves You

Do you believe that Jesus loves you? Do you believe He would sacrifice Himself for you? What about your spouse? Do you believe that Jesus loves your spouse? Do you believe Jesus would sacrifice Himself for him or her? Oh wait a minute; He did! That’s what we’re told in Read More…

Celebrating Valentine’s Day Differently

How do you and your spouse celebrate Valentine’s Day? Do you celebrate it the “traditional” way with flowers and/or candy, and then go out to a nice restaurant for a nice dinner? Or maybe you don’t like Celebrating Valentine’s Day at all. Some people complain about the commercialism and avoid Read More…

The Marriage Disconnection

It’s so easy within marriage to become disconnected from your spouse. You can become like ships passing in the night. The two of you barely see or make contact with each other. The marriage disconnection is huge as you tend to other matters. Sure, you may sleep in the same Read More…

Inspirational Marriages

I remember reading the advice that an older woman was giving to someone, concerning marriage. She came from one of those inspirational marriages. She said that lots of people give the excuse that they never had a good marriage modeled for them while growing up. But she didn’t buy that Read More…