Need a Marriage Tune Up?

Do you need a marriage tune up to keep your marriage “running along fine?” Or maybe it’s doing okay, but you want more than just “okay” when it comes to your marriage relationship. It could be that you need a complete overhaul to get your relationship to the place where Read More…

Fight Hard FOR Your Marriage

Fight hard FOR your marriage, rather than fighting against it. That’s what we’ve told a lot of couples over the years. It’s something we continue to work on in our own marriage. One of the ways we do this is by attending marriage events. This past week we attended the Read More…

Who Are We Fighting Anyway?

Steve and I are angry as we see the fighting going on during this Presidential election season in the U.S. Both parties are doing it. It’s nasty. How is this helpful? Does this TRULY benefit the American people? Do the candidates even see the damage they’re causing to themselves and those Read More…

Resilient Marriages – MM #329

Wouldn’t you like to have a resilient marriage? The word resilient means to “spring back into shape, to be elastic, and to have the ability to recover after being pressed.” So, after reading that definition, wouldn’t you like to have a resilient marriage —one that can recover from whatever attacks it? But Read More…

How To Fight Fair About Finances

Let’s look at some rules for honor on the battlefield, or How to Fight Fair About Finances. We’ll start with a “never.” Fight Fair About Finances • Never try to work through money problems while angry. Calm down, and then make an appointment with each other to try again. When Read More…

Give Marriage a Fighting Chance – MM #317

We want to share with you something written by Dr Randy Carlson. It was featured on the web site, Theintentionallife.com. There are three principles given that can serve to remind us that sometimes we do need to “fight” for our marriages. We need to give marriage a fighting chance. Read Read More…

Fighting FOR Your Marriage – MM #269

Most of us think that arguments are harmful for marriages and we work to eliminate them from happening. But marriage expert and psychologist Dr John Gottman thinks we should have different goals. He writes, “The issue isn’t whether you fight, it’s how you fight and how rich your stockpile of Read More…

Turning Problems into Blessing – MM #254

“Be careful,” the Apostle Paul warns, “that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak… Never do anything offensive to anyone“ (1 Corinthians 8:9; 1 Corinthians 10:32). Those are pretty tough words to live out —especially in marriage. That is because you’re together in such a Read More…