Bones of Contention in Marriage

Are you dealing with “bones of contention” within your marriage? The following is a definition of what we’re asking. A bone of contention is “a cause, or focal point of a dispute.” So, are you dealing with bones of contention or focal points of dispute within your marriage? Most assuredly, Read More…

Smiling Through Irritations

Smiling through irritations and problems is sometimes the wisest strategy you can use to survive and perhaps even solve them. Now, of course, you can’t smile through all marital problems. But with marital irritations, in particular, smiling through many of them is the wisest thing you can do. It brings Read More…

Fixing Irritations That Come Between Us in Marriage

“Isn’t it usually the day-to-day, wash-the-toothpaste-down-the-sink, close-the-toilet-seat kind of irritations about living with someone that can drive us crazy? It’s funny, but you can love someone deeply and still become easily bothered by the simple act of sharing space with them.” (Kristine Carlson, from book, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff in Read More…

Nitpicking Can Ruin Good Marriages

When you live together in the intimacy of marriage, day in and day out, it becomes easy to start nitpicking at each other —finding little faults and irritants, which compels spouses to “correct” each other. It’s the “this is the right way to do this; yours is the wrong way” Read More…

Perspective Concerning Irritations in Marriage

The Marriage Message we sent out a while ago was on the subject of Love Accepts Many Imperfections… and yes, it does. There’s no way that you can be married any length of time and NOT see a myriad of “imperfections” in your spouse popping onto the scene. And if Read More…

Love Accepts Many Imperfections – MM #241

Is there some small habit your spouse does that really irritates you? And then to make matters worse when you tell them how much it bothers you, they still do it? It can really be frustrating to live with someone under those conditions! Even so, love accepts many imperfections. If Read More…

What to Do With an Imperfect Spouse

Is your spouse driving you half crazy with the things he/she does that make no sense to you? It may be difficult to understand why these habits would make sense to anyone. What are you to do with an imperfect spouse? “Even if I’ve never met you, I know one Read More…

The Porcupine Process – MM #66

“Porcupine people don’t look like that’s what they are on the outside. But they’re hard to embrace because when you do, they can stick you with that which can hurt. God wants us to learn how to love these people even though they’re difficult to embrace. Loving them requires a Read More…