How to Win an Argument with Your Spouse – Dave Willis

Dave Willis, on Spousal Arguing Are you trying to win an argument with your spouse? In this You Tube video, pastor and marriage expert, Dave Willis, talks to you about that concept. Dave talks about how to “PROPERLY” have an argument with your spouse. He uses a different approach to Read More…

Spouses Arguing in Front of Others

Have you ever been with a married couple that argues with each other while you’re with them? As the arguing progresses, how do you feel? Awkward? Embarrassed? Closed in? Uncomfortable? Yes …we feel that way too. We know many others who feel that same awkwardness about spouses arguing in front Read More…

Right Fighting in Marriage

Are you a “right fighter?” When you’re conflicting with your spouse, do you keep fighting about the issue at hand until you feel you’ve made the point clear that you are right and he or she is wrong? It’s that “winner takes all” attitude, making you (think you’re) the winner and Read More…

Pray First? Sadly We Forget Sometimes

My husband Steve and I have been married for well over four decades. We have been dedicated Bible-believing, Bible-living Christians for most of it. So you would think that we wouldn’t “forget” to pray when we should. But sadly, sometimes we do. When a problem comes up, sometimes we forget Read More…

H.A.L.T. and the Pencil Communication Methods

I’ve been going through a lot of different communication tools and “advice” that Steve and I have used because we’re helping other couples work through their communication differences. One couple, in particular, will be marrying soon and they want to get off on the best footing possible. YEAH!!! We’re SO Read More…

Garage Cleaning – We’re Going In

Here in this part of Arizona you don’t do too much garage or outdoor cleaning in the summer. It’s too hot! But when October/November rolls around… YEP! It’s time! So, this morning, we’re going in to do the dirty job. That may not sound like a profound announcement to you, 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…

Responding the RIGHT Way – MM #262

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death” (Proverbs 14:12). This “death” can be a spiritual, physical, or even a relational death. If we keep doing that, which kills any chance of us continuing on in relationship, that’s exactly what Read More…

Arguing: Win But Still Lose – MM #203

Have you realized yet that sometimes you can appear to “win” an argument, but in the long run, you still lose? You may feel better after winning. But when your spouse feels like a loser, it’s your relationship that will ultimately lose. We’re told in the Bible: “A fool finds Read More…