When Microwaves Marry Crockpots

I’m not sure who said it first, but when I heard this statement years ago, I agreed whole-heartedly: “Sexually, men are like microwaves and women are like crockpots.” Meaning, men are typically ready for sex almost immediately upon hearing the idea. Women enjoy sex, it just takes them a while to warm up to the idea.
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5 Ways To Improve How You Communicate and Resolve Conflict

For obvious reasons, pretty much every single one of us struggles in how to best communicate and resolve conflict. This plays out in marriage, friendships, work relationships, community, and parenting.
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4 Things That Marriage Cannot Fix

Literally speaking, I live with a handyman. So things do get fixed more than they used to. And living with my best friend has been of the most meaningful gifts I’'ve known. But there are just some things he can'’t, and our marriage can'’t, fix.
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Saving Yourself From Social Media

Social media can also be a detriment for some marriages. In most cases, the constant phone checking can distract us from healthy conversations with our spouse. At worst, it can actually lead to relational temptation and even infidelity.
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7 Keys to Great Sex (When You Don’t Like Your Body)

We ALL have some level of insecurity. Even “picture perfect” models often struggle with body issues. Being in perfect physical shape isn’t the solution (although better overall health can be a positive factor), the real issues are deeper than the surface.
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25 Questions to Ignite Intimacy This Christmas

Years ago, our church discovered that many married couples are uncomfortable talking about sexual intimacy. Since the bedroom is a barometer of marital communication, we set out to help couples with conversation more than technique.

Switch One Word And Change Your Family Dynamics

Often, I don’t want things for my wife and kids as much as I want things from my wife and kids. And there is a huge difference. If we do chores around the house because we want something for our spouse, that’s different. We’re not doing it because we want to feel validated; we’re doing it because we want something FOR them.

Getting Away to Remember

A couple of months ago, my husband and I were able to take a four-night getaway as a delayed anniversary celebration. In an unexpected stroke of luck, my sister and her husband were able to join us at the last minute. It was the first time they had the chance to get away for more than one night in years.

One Of The Best Gifts My Wife Has Ever Given Me

Nothing draws your spouse to you more than acceptance—especially accepting the things they have a hard time accepting about themselves. What is that thing in your spouse that you admire but they don’t? Let them know it.

5 Ways to Put Romance Back in Your Relationship

Before marriage, romance often seems easy. Without kids, financial pressures and annoying habits, keeping the spark alive feels effortless. But after marriage, spouses often stop dating and take one another for granted.

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...