Marriage-Minded Schedules – Pt 2 – Marriage Message #238

Are you too busy to be married? Most of us would answer “no” to that. But let’s rephrase the question: Would your spouse say you act like you’re too busy to be involved in your marriage? Would he or she say that you treat your marital relationship as if it’s unimportant to you? Read More…

Alone Together – Marriage Message #234

Just because you’re married, it doesn’t mean that you don’t suffer from loneliness. As a matter of fact, that’s one of the problems in too many marriages. Couples are so busy with other aspects of making life work for them that they forget about emotionally connecting and supporting each other. As Read More…

When You Sense Your Spouse Is Not There For You

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 cling and cry, get angry and protest, Read More…

Lonely in Marriage?

Who would think that once you get married, you’d battle with loneliness? Not too many who aren’t married would think so (after-all, it’s one of the reasons they want to get married —to walk WITH someone for the rest of their lives). But getting married isn’t a guard against loneliness. Read More…

Lonely Though Married – Marriage Message #76

To be lonely when you are married can seem contradictory. The two don’t seem like they should go together. It’s like being lonely in a crowd. How is this possible? But it happens, even in the best of marriages. You CAN be lonely even though you are married. No marriage Read More…

The Emotionally Distant Husband

Are you eager to be linked in a loving relationship with a man who cares about you deeply, but it’s just not happening? Are you willing to encourage him on the deepest emotional levels, but you can’t chip through the ice? Do you feel that despite your relatively lax expectations, you are Read More…