Spouses Fighting in Front of Children

In a previous Marriage Insight we wrote about spouses fighting in front of others. But what about spouses fighting in front of their children? Is that any healthier? Essentially, it is not! (We’ll explain why we say, “Essentially” later in this Insight.) What’s ironic is that a lot of parents 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…

Needing to Give The Last Word

“A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you’re in deep water.” Keeping our mouth shut can sometimes be wise, but do we always apply that wisdom when we should? Are we insistent that we have to have the last word? I’m reminded of a little dog we had 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…

Stubbornly Married for Life

When you think of the term stubbornly married what comes to mind? To us it means digging in and not letting anything separate you. It’s a matter of remembering Jesus’ words when He said, “What God has put together, let no man separate.” There are all kinds of things that Read More…

War of Words in Marriage

There are wars going on, and they aren’t just happening out in the world. There are also wars that are going on in many, many marriages. We’re talking about the “war of words” that we know is being fought daily. And sadly, there are many innocent children and families who Read More…

A Marriage Carol

Most of us have read the story of “A Christmas Carol.” But there is now a book titled A Marriage Carol, written by Chris Fabry and Gary Chapman that I hope every married couple will read. It’s a great read —one you may even want to give to others as 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…

Proverbs Marriage Tips – MM #360

The Bible is alive with marriage tips. Any scriptures that can help us with interpersonal relationships can ESPECIALLY be good to help us in our marriages. The principles for living, are the principles for loving and living with each other, as husband and wife, in the best of ways. So Read More…