When Marriage Is No Longer Fun

Have you (ever) been in a place when your marriage is no longer fun? Most of us have. Debi Walter, from Theromanticvineyard.com talks about this in a blog she blessed us to pass onto you: “If you’ve been married longer than a few months you’ve most likely come to this place. Read More…

Strategic Romance in Marriage

“There is a common worry among engaged couples that romance will fade months and years into their marriage. Pre-married couples don’t want the attraction and anticipation they feel today to fade into complacency and coldness tomorrow. They want to know how to avert what they believe is an inevitable romantic Read More…

Stories of Creative Romance – MM #276

“Unfortunately, many couples have lost the spark they shared before they married and have replaced it with a humdrum routine. Dating and romancing your spouse can change those patterns, and can be a lot of fun. But it will require some hard work. Is it worth the trouble? I’m convinced Read More…

Understand Your Spouse (Part 1) – MM #263

A perplexing thing about marriage is how you live together day after day and yet you can still understand very little about each other. When we marry most of us believe this won’t be “OUR” problem. We think this happens to other married couples, but not to us.  And then Read More…

More Romantic Things to Do – MM #118

In Marriage Message #117 we gave you a list of things you can do to increase the romance in your marriage. So how many did you try? If you said there weren’t any on that list that appealed to you, here are even more romantic things you can try. They Read More…

Romantic Things To Do – Part 1 – MM #117

“The strength of your marriage depends on the choices you make to improve it.” (Doug Fields) And one of the those important “choices” to make is to intentionally do romantic things with your spouse. One of the problems we have in life is that we have too many choices. Even “good” Read More…

Good Marriages Require Effort – MM #116

The title of this Marriage Message is, “Good Marriages Require Effort.” We named it that because that’s what it takes to make a marriage a good one. It takes a lot of effort. Sometimes it is easier than other times, but it also takes times of stretching outside of our Read More…

Anniversaries: a Time to Focus – Marriage Message #87

Yep! It’s that time again for us. We just celebrated our Wedding Anniversary (we got married in 1972, so you do the math). We’re still going strong and love each other more than ever before! Many years ago we couldn’t have said that. It would have been doubtful that we Read More…

The Romance Factor: When Busyness Gets In The Way

Has life between you and your spouse become so “matter-of-fact” that you’ve almost forgotten what romance looked like in your relationship? Has it begun to look like a distant memory? Is your busyness getting in the way of your romance with your spouse? We know that a lot of women Read More…

Romancing Your Wife

If there’s any area in which we need to study our wives to serve them better, it’s in romancing her and bringing feelings of intimacy to the surface. Ask a guy what romance is, however, and he’ll mumble something about a candlelight dinner or a bouquet of roses. It’s more Read More…