3 Ground Rules for Experiencing Real Honesty with Your Spouse

Problems in marriage present themselves like spiders. You feel their effects—their webs—but you can’t always pinpoint the source. You feel like something’s wrong, but you don’t know the cause or root of the problem.
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25 Passionate Texts to Send to Your Spouse

Texting is a very practical way to flirt with your spouse as well. Just because we’re married, doesn’t mean we should stop flirting with each other. Send the text when they’re at work, out with friends, at the gym, or sitting next to you on the couch!
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The Ultimate Enemy of Intimacy

True intimacy involves an exchange. Someone offers vulnerability, and the other honors that vulnerability. Then the other person reciprocates that vulnerability, creating a beautiful cycle. And that bond is exclusive and hidden; it’s only for the two people to behold and be a part of.
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Protecting Your Spouse From You

We can get so comfortable with our family that we let down our guards to be who we want to be. It’s easier that way. But it’s not always better that way. There is a way that is better, every single time. The number one person you need to protect your spouse from is you.
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3 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Men

Not that long ago, men didn’t have to think about what to do for Valentine’s Day. We knew what we were supposed to do. We bought a card, candy, and flowers. Those gifts were as certain as putting up a tree at Christmas—it’s just what you do for that holiday. For many of us, being a Valentine’s generalist is no longer enough.
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5 Reasons To Leave The Lights On For Sex

Yes, the idea is scary for many women! But in my years of social research, I have uncovered many truths that men wish we knew, but they don’t know how to tell us. And, I heard the heart behind this wish – and discovered five surprising reasons to take the risk. When...

4 Ways to Show Your Spouse Your Marriage is a Priority

My marriage is a priority. I love my wife with all my heart and I look forward to spending the rest of my life with her. She is always on my mind and I tell her I love her every day. In my head, all is well in our marriage and I imagine that she feels the same and knows the high level of priority that I place on her and our marriage.

How to Handle an Argument in Public

Have you been there before? A fight in public, or maybe in front of family or friends in someone else’’s home? We have . . . dozens of times. It makes you feel frustrated and restricted because you can’’t completely lose it in front of others even though you feel like you want to pull your hair out and kill your spouse. It can also make the people around you feel very awkward and nervous.

30 Questions To Ask Your Wife

Our wives want to see that we show interest in who they are, their struggles, their dreams, their friends. But we can’t expect them to pour out their heart without our participation.

Things You Can Do Today to Start Improving Your Marriage

by Sarah Anderson Stubborn people have a tendency to pick fights. That’s me. It helps that I argue like a boss. When you come from a family of politicians, arguing and winning are your thing. This is where I shine. So winning conflicts in my marriage isn’t necessarily...

Finding Your Fun US

by Tim Walker What’'s unique about your US? By your US, I mean you and your spouse. Because if you really think about it, you'’re a little different, aren'’t you? You’'re not a clone of other couples you know. Sure, you have some similarities, but there'’s just...

The Sneaky Trap That Will Kill Your Marriage

by Shaunti Feldhahn For both men and women, we often completely forget (or brush off altogether) the fact that we are very different, and thus have very different insecurities. Different doubts, worries, needs, and desires. Which means: things that wouldn’t bother us...

Four IKEA Hacks for Your Marriage

by Crystal Chiang The audience was on their feet. There was celebration. Trumpets. Confetti. The crowd went wild. Okay, none of that happened. But that’s how it felt the first time my husband and I stepped out of an IKEA store and realized that we had made it through...

Don’t Miss This One Great Thing For Your Marriage

by Dr. Beverly Bird As a long-time marriage therapist, one thing I have found to be true is this: After a few years of marriage couples let up on some of the things that came naturally when dating and first married. One of those things is the expression of gratitude...

15 Ways to Show Respect

by Casey and Meygan Caston Respect is one of those concepts we all hear often, but it seems fewer understand how it works and its impact in marriage. Here’s an all too common story from our marriage that will give you a better grasp on respect. Casey often goes into...

Improve Your Intimacy in 30 Minutes

by Casey and Meygan Caston Most of the questions we get from couples are about being stuck in a sexual rut. For years, we didn’'t talk about it because no one taught us how to have a healthy conversation about our sex life. That all changed when we discovered the...

Boxed Up

by Monica Humpal While leading a study recently by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, I had a huge "aha" moment. Well, not really that huge because I've known this was not a good way of communicating for quite a while, but oh boy does it keep creeping in to conversation...

Practice Your Promise: Who Gets Your Best?

by Amanda Maguire "I, Amanda, take you Jeff, to have and to hold from this day forward, for BETTER or for WORSE . . . " What did I know about those two words then I was 22! Jeff and I laugh. We are mostly amazed that many of us make the most life changing, single most...

Spiritual Leader

As a 21st Century man, I have many roles. I don’'t live in a world where a man comes home after a long day at work, sits on the couch and everyone scatters to serve him. I'’ve never lived in that world, I’'ve only seen it on TV. Most of the guys I know come home and...