Keeping Your Husband Happy With the Next-Day Rule

If we want a happy husband (and a happy marriage) we have to learn how to address things in a way that doesn’t cause that regular, unseen, punch-in-the-gut feeling to our man. Based on my research, there are two clear steps you can use to determine whether or not you should speak up, and how.
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10 Essentials For Surviving An Affair

My experience working with couples buried in the rubble of a broken covenant due to an affair and my work with them as they try to dig out and rebuild a marriage has taught me some of the keys to surviving an affair. If you're in this same situation, you can survive. I’ve seen it happen more times than I can count.
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3 Parent Hacks to Get Some Mommy-Daddy “Alone Time”

When you have kids, time seems to always be an issue. There is simply not enough of it…, especially when it comes to mommy and daddy getting some “alone time”.  Yes, I am talking about sex. And, yes, we need to be having lots of it…, even with kids in the house. Let’'s be honest. …It'’s a lot easier said than done. So, what are we supposed to do?
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Sex, Jesus, and the Conversations the Church Forgot

It’s time to begin reclaiming sex for the glory of God. It’s time to invite Jesus back into the bedroom. It’s time to start the conversations that the church forgot. And to stand up, boldly, as a body of believers, and defend the most intimate act of worship and praise we’re free to know.
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Millennial & Married: What I’ve Learned Six Months In

In the summer of 2017, I made one of my boldest decisions yet. I committed myself in holy matrimony to the most beautiful woman I have ever known. My heart was happier than ever before. I couldn't have been more sure. And yet, the Millennial inside of me was wondering what on earth I was doing. Here are some of the things I've learned six months into marriage as a Millennial. I think they’ll be helpful for others going into marriage as well.
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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...

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...

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