Judging Our Spouse’s Intentions

Do you judge your spouse’s intentions when he or she does something that irritates you? Of course you do! We all do it! We consider whether they truly intended to irritate or hurt us or not. Sometimes we believe the better about them and move on. Other times we start Read More…

Why Doesn’t My Spouse Change? Functional Fixedness

Marriage Missions Editor Note: The following article is written to wives. However, most of it could also have been written to husbands. That is because a lot of the same principles apply regarding having your spouse change as you think he or she should. We encourage you to glean through Read More…

Why Doesn’t My Husband Address Problems Directly?

Please Note: The following article may not address the frustrations you feel, but it explains some of the feelings your husband may have. We wish we could give your husband the ability to know what YOU’RE feeling and what’s motivating your words and actions. But this article may at least help you Read More…

Preconceived Assumptions

A while ago I wrote a blog titled, Dangerous Assumptions, because it was heavy on my heart. I thought I had thoroughly covered the issue. But I was wrong. Today, during my quiet time with the Lord, He let me know that there was more that I needed to say on Read More…

How Well Do You Encourage Honesty?

Do you encourage honesty when you argue with your spouse? Truly? That may seem like a different type of question to ask but it’s relevant. “When presented with the truth about something that had been concealed, many spouses think only of punishment. They cry, scream, hit, and threaten. And all Read More…

Seek More to Understand – MM #305

Lord, grant that I may seek more to understand than to be understood. (St Francis of Assisi) How many of us can truthfully say that when we are in conflict with our spouse, we seek more to understand them “than to be understood?” Seek to Understand I admit that too many Read More…

Assuming the Best

Do you assume the best when your spouse says or does something, which doesn’t come out “right”? Is it your belief that he or she has your best interest at heart and truly isn’t trying to mess with you in some way? Do you naturally see your spouse in a Read More…

How To Talk To Your Husband to Truly Connect

It’s amazing how complicated communicating with each other can become! Couples, who used to talk for hours at a time with each other before marrying eventually find themselves mis-communicating more than the other way around. Rather than talking WITH each other, they begin to talk AT each other. They spit out facts Read More…

Marriage Forgiveness: When Sinners Say “I DO”

We can’t deny it, we ALL do things we should not. According to the Bible, that makes us sinners (even though we don’t want to think of ourselves in this way). Bible tells us, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Marriage especially, can accelerate Read More…