Decoding the Male/Female Language

Do you feel like you just can’t understand what your spouse is saying, or thinking? Do you wish that you had a decoding device to translate these mysteries? It would be nice, but even if you did have one, you may find the following to be true: “Even if a Read More…

Communicate: Debate vs. Relate

When you communicate, do you have a tendency to debate or relate? How about your spouse? What is his or her communication style? When you talk to each other about something important do you walk away with a good understanding of what each of you said? My six-year-old was dazzled Read More…

Marital Insights that Address Specific Relationship Needs

This is going to be a different type of Marriage Insight. We’re going to give you short marital insights in the form of quotes and links to several marriage issues (posted on the Marriage Missions web site). You can then look to see what else we offer that can potentially Read More…

Being Different TOGETHER

  Someone once said, “You may never think alike, but you can work to think TOGETHER.” Those are wise words! As a matter of fact, they’ve inspired us many times to work to bridge our differences instead of erecting emotional walls that can separate us in our marriage. It’s a Read More…

Different Approaches to Upsets

We sure have learned a lot about each other and about marriage in the many years we’ve been married! One thing we’ve learned is how differently we approach matters when we’re upset. Before marrying we didn’t really notice it that much! (Isn’t that usually the case?) But after marrying we Read More…

What’s Your Communication Style in Your Marriage?

What’s your communication style? Are you an amplifier or a condenser in the ways you talk with your spouse? You probably never thought of using that terminology for how you talk to someone. But it’s important info to consider. After all, how can we build communication bridges between us if Read More…

Three Powerful Communication Tools – Dr David Hawkins

This You Tube video features Dr David Hawkins where he gives us three powerful communication tools, which we can use in our marriages. Dr Hawkins states, “These three tools pieced together create a powerful combination.” And they do. We know this from personal experience. That’s because we have used all Read More…

Why Won’t He/She Talk To Me?

There was no hope in his eyes as he faced me. “She walked out on me,” he said. “She just called me at work one day and said, ‘I’ve had it. I’m leaving.’” He tried to control the tremor around his mouth. “I realize now that much of it was Read More…

Honey, We Need to Talk – Dr Kevin Leman

Dr Kevin Leman often says that five of the most dreaded words a husband hates to hear is, “Honey, we need to talk…” Do you find that to be true? Watch this You Tube video with Dr Leman and then read the marriage tips below. They are good ones to Read More…

Simple Communication Tools In Marriage

How good are you at mind reading? How about your spouse? If your anything like Cindy and me (Steve), you find mind reading a really frustrating experience. Why? Because it’s impossible. And this is just one of a myriad of Communication problems that are listed as one of the top Read More…