Inspection Questions to Initiate Conversation

For those of you considering marriage, use the following questions to initiate conversations and exploration. Take time to sit down privately and answer the questions. Then sit down with your prospective mate and go on an expedition together. Your talking probably will stimulate more questions. Share your feelings as much Read More…

A Marriage Carol

Most of us have read the story of “A Christmas Carol.” But there is now a book titled A Marriage Carol, written by Chris Fabry and Gary Chapman that I hope every married couple will read. It’s a great read —one you may even want to give to others as Read More…

The 22 Minute Date

Are you finding it difficult to spend time together as a married couple? You probably thought that after you married each other, you would have more time, than ever before to enjoy being together. We sure fell for that one! But the sad thing that happens in most marriages is that Read More…

Conversation Starters for Married Couples

It’s amazing how we can be married ten, twenty, thirty, forty, or even fifty plus years and still find there is much we don’t know about each other. Some experts say it’s because we’ve lost the art of conversation. Others say it’s because we don’t allow it to continue after Read More…

Fish Bowl Conversations

Do you have good conversations with each other as husband and wife? How well do you connect in your “talk time” together? Do you even make it a point to have meaningful talk times together? The goal here is to get the two of you talking to each other. This Read More…

Conversational Communication in Marriage

Before you married, did you both feel like your communication skills together were pretty good? Did you spend long, enjoyable times of conversation with each other? How about now that you are married? How is your conversational communication going in your marriage? Are you finding that you are having a Read More…

“Just” Talking Together

The comic shown here may be “funny” to some couples —especially those who are engaged or newlywed. There may always seem to be something to talk about together. And there is. But sadly, many couples lose the art of “just” talking together. The dynamics of marriage often leads the way into Read More…

Understand Your Spouse (Part 1) – MM #263

A perplexing thing about marriage is how you live together day after day and yet you can still understand very little about each other. When we marry most of us believe this won’t be “OUR” problem. We think this happens to other married couples, but not to us.  And then Read More…

A Marriage Carol

Most of us have read the story of “A Christmas Carol,” but I just read a new book that just came out titled A Marriage Carol, written by Chris Fabry and Gary Chapman. I have to tell you that it’s a great read. It’s so good that my husband Steve Read More…

Fireproof Discussion Pages

If you haven’t seen the movie, Fireproof we highly recommend it! You can purchase it on DVD by clicking by using the link provided in the previous sentence.  If you HAVE seen it (or you are going to watch it), the following questions and “Personal Points to Ponder” are provided to Read More…