Even a Taxing Marriage Has Its Benefits

Are you living in a taxing marriage? Last time we talked about how Marriage Taxes You When You Enter Into It. We stressed that ALL marriages go through taxing times. The first two issues we addressed were: — When you marry you lose much of your independence. And then building on Read More…

Even A Taxing Marriage Has Its Benefits

It may be hard for you to believe that if you are currently living in a “Taxing Marriage” there are actually benefits that you can enjoy. Admittedly, we avoid conflict and pain at all costs. But as you’ll learn in this Podcast God can actually use these things to improve Read More…

Our Messy Christmas – Can You Relate?

Can you relate to facing a messy Christmas where you are fighting to “keep it real?” That’s what our guest blogger, Debi Walter, asks us to prayerfully consider. Here’s what she writes: My house is a mess. I am decorating for Christmas, but there are demands keeping me from finishing Read More…

Are You Vulnerable for Marital Conflict?

Are you in a vulnerable place in your life together for marital conflict? We’re not just talking about “normal” times of conflicting with each other. That is a given. If you’re married, it’s only natural that you WILL experience times of marital conflict. We’re talking about times when you’re especially Read More…

Emotional Flooding During Times of Conflict

Have you ever been involved in a flood? It certainly can be scary, and it also can be damaging to those involved. The same can be said when there is emotional flooding going on in your marriage relationship. We’ve been involved in both types of flooding; that’s why we think Read More…

Calming Down Arguments in Marriage

Are you finding yourself involved in arguments with your spouse, where it would be best to calm things down before you continue any further? You know if you don’t something will be said and/or done that would be anything but godly. Calming down arguments is a good thing to do Read More…

Is What You’re Doing the Wisest Approach?

You want change to happen in your marriage, but you don’t change what you’re currently doing about it even when you see it’s not working. Hmmm… the question comes to mind, “How’s that working for you?” If it’s working, then don’t change anything. But if it’s not, perhaps you need to make Read More…

Dumping Emotional Garbage

There are times in our marriages when we are guilty of dumping emotional garbage on one another. I’ve done it, my husband has done it, and you and your spouse probably have done it. This is where something is bothering you and instead of disposing of it properly, you let Read More…