The Honeymoon’s Over, Have You Unpacked Your Baggage?

“Be aware of Satan’s schemes—where wounds aren’t healed, the enemy comes in and causes more damage.” (Roger Barrier) This is especially true as it pertains to emotional baggage that we bring into our marriages. Within marriage, conflict often arises. Any married couple would probably smirk at that notion as an Read More…

Bridging Differences That Separate Us

Before we marry, we usually don’t see the many differences that could drive us apart. We see more of our commonalities, rather than our differences. But after we marry, our differences eventually start to come to the surface. These differences can drive an ever-growing wedge between us in how we Read More…

Making Marriage Work – MM #310

I remember hearing a speaker a number of years ago challenge us with: “If you worked at your job the same way you work at your marriage, how long do you think you’d stay employed?” Granted, men are probably more likely to compartmentalize their jobs and marriage by putting them in Read More…

Communicate: Debate vs. Relate – MM #288

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 Read More…