Marriage is not always an easy road; it’s filled with bumps, holes, and at times can feel like it’s paved with broken glass. It’s not a forgiving environment for couples who have a lot of conflict or offend easily. Fighting is inevitable in any relationship, but all too often our … [Read more...] about Fighting to Win in Your Marriage
Relationship dynamics can be confusing and muddy and leave you feeling unsure of which way is up. Am I right? Are they right? What are we even trying to get to here? Balancing the emotions, desires and needs of other people is complicated. And as someone who is simply … [Read more...] about A.R.E. you there? A Goal for Marriage (And All Intimate Relationships)
This may seem like an odd title for a blog. Most would assume that if you bothered to marry someone you at least like them. Things may start off that way, but all too often as the years go by our general regard for one another can be tainted with bitterness, hidden resentment, or … [Read more...] about Learning to Like Your Spouse Again
This week, there were at least three “events” when my wife and I lost our “connection.” We were still committed to each other, but we certainly did not like each other very much! What happened? I said something that hurt her feelings and then she said something … [Read more...] about Why Couples Who Love Each Other Still “Fight”
What Happened? Why Do Many Lose Hope? No one decides on their wedding day that their marriage is going to end. The anticipation and excitement of this new union are at first contagious. But later, so many marriages seem to lose this hope. It often is replaced by an … [Read more...] about Couples in Crises: Why Should I Stay Married?
During the “Deep Freeze of 2021,” many of us endured the coldest, most prolonged winter experience that we could imagine. Snow, freezing rain, loss of electricity, no heat – you name it, we experienced it. What better way, to enjoy the snow than to walk around … [Read more...] about The Hidden Messages Within “Let It Go” Should Alarm Us