Checking In to Connect Weekly With Your Spouse

How often do you and your spouse check in to connect with each other? Do you connect daily, or do you connect weekly? How about monthly? Or maybe you don’t even think about its importance. We sure do. As a couple we see the fallback when we do not at Read More…

Emotional Flooding During Times of Conflict

Have you ever been involved in a flood? It certainly can be scary, and it also can be damaging to those involved. The same can be said when there is emotional flooding going on in your marriage relationship. We’ve been involved in both types of flooding; that’s why we think Read More…

Being Present in Your Marriage

I just read a “one liner” that stated, “One day I’ll look up from my phone and realize my kids put me in a nursing home.” I’m thinking the same can be stated another way. “One day I’ll look up from my phone (or computer) and realize my spouse has left Read More…

Connection Questions and a Kiss

If you’re anything like us, you need tools and connection questions to help you grow in your marriage relationship. Our busy lives have a way of pushing us apart from each other. That’s why we’re always looking for new ideas, that will help us to reconnect in meaningful ways. And Read More…

Marital Connection Points – MM #301

Why is it that so many of us think our marriages can go humming along in the everyday kind of sweetness that we had before we married, when we aren’t doing anything intentional in our lives together, to maintain that sweetness? Why do we believe, without effort, we will enjoy Read More…

Protecting Each Other Emotionally – MM #260

Is it evident to you and your spouse that you are careful in protecting each other emotionally? Do you feel safe emotionally that your spouse has your best interest at heart? And what about your spouse? Does he or she feel emotionally safe with you? Did you do this before Read More…

Sharing Your Spiritual Life Together

I’m amazed how many “Christian” couples share their lives and home together, but they barely share a spiritual life together as a marital team. They may pray together at meal times (many don’t), but they don’t do much beyond that. Each may have a spiritual life individually, but they don’t Read More…

When You Feel Disconnected From Your Spouse

Do you feel disconnected from your spouse? The need for closeness and the reactions to being disconnected are a natural part of being human in close relationships. This is especially true in a marital relationship. Couples also long for closeness while protecting their hearts from being hurt and devalued. Spouses Read More…