A 7-Day Love Experiment For Your Marriage

Does the word marriage have too much baggage? It's a word that means different things to different people. So what if we did an experiment for one week to use a word instead of marriage and see if it changes our perspective for the better.
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3 Reasons Why Tender Touch Cultivates Deeper Intimacy

Not only does touch cultivate deeper intimacy; it helps us communicate with each other on another level. It sustains and strengthens our connection. And it’s an essential part of a healthy, happy marriage. Tender touch conveys our love for one another, and creates a level of emotional safety that opens the door for deeper intimacy.
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Marriage In The Midst Of Miscarriage

It happened to us, and it may have happened to you. I know that it hurts, but please hear this: you do not have to hurt alone. Your marriage will make it through the pain of this miscarriage. Your spouse is with you. It is imperative that you recognize the weight and necessity of choosing to have naked conversations through this messy circumstance.
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Using Technology to Connect with Your Spouse

When it comes to communication, technology and social media has undergone some revolutionary innovations and developments that make sure you are always connected with your loved ones, anywhere and anytime. There are several different ways you can use technology to strengthen your bond with your better half, and make sure they know you are thinking about them.
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Conquering Fear and Living Life With More Clarity

Don’t let fear keep you from thinking clearly. You won’t be able to hear when God is telling you to trust Him. When you give your fear to God you’ll be able to appreciate your blessings and live your life the way He intended.
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Placing Your Spouse in the Front Seat

by Ron L. Deal God's design for the family begins with marriage laying the foundation for the home. But stepfamilies are at a disadvantage. Why? Because sometimes at the inception of a stepfamily, married couples find it difficult to establish their relationship as...

Married to a Grumpy Guy?

by Shaunti Feldhahn Dear Shaunti: My husband is an involved dad, a leader at our church, the type of guy people look to for advice, and he goes over and above his requirements on the job. But he is often grumpy and withdrawn at home. He gets upset at the littlest...

Just Take My Hand

by Ted Lowe When it comes to spending time with God in the morning, I do it. Not so much because I'’m so disciplined. I do it because I have to. If I don'’t spend time with God for a few days, I quickly become a mess. I get overwhelmed easily. I say things I regret. I...

How To Kiss Like You Mean It

by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips. Proverbs 24:26 At a church near our home in Seattle, a Japanese couple that had recently arrived in the States, was getting married. Despite their limited exposure to western customs, the...

3 One Liners That Make a Huge Difference in Our Marriage

by Ted Lowe When I ask people what it takes to have a great marriage, they mostly say one of two things: hard work or good communication. The problem with hard work is that most people work hard at work, and when they get home, they don’'t want to work anymore. Plus,...

The “15 Second Kiss” Experiment

By Ryan Frederick A few weeks back, I met a gentleman at church named Tim. Tim and his wife had been married many years (I can'’t remember exactly, but it was at least 30) and weathered many trials through their marriage (cancer included). Naturally I asked him what...

Let’s Talk About Sex

by Scott Kedersha After I graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary, I went back to audit a one-week class on sexual intimacy. One of the first components of the class was an exercise I will never forget. Ten large papers hung on the wall in the front of the class....

When Your Spouse Disappoints You (Part 2 of 2)

by Dave Willis In our last post, we discussed five things to do when your spouse disappoints you. Here are more things to do when your spouse disappoints you, hurts your feelings or breaks your trust (or when YOU disappoint your spouse). #6 could change the climate of...

When Your Spouse Disappoints You (Part 1 of 2)

by Dave Willis The Bible famously says “Love never fails,” (1 Corinthians 13:8), BUT the problem is that the people we love DO fail (and so do we). No marriage is perfect, because no person is perfect. If you’ve been married longer than a few days, I’m confident that...

Why I Got Mad at My Wife and You Do Too

by Jeremy Isaacs The other night my wife Corrie was doing laundry and discovered something that had a stain on it. After searching the laundry room she discovered that she didn’t have what she needed to properly treat the stain. So she asked me to go to the grocery...

Once the Spark Is Gone

by Carey Nieuwhof Falling in love is an emotional process. You feel things you've never felt before. There's an incredible rush of emotions—a feeling of well being, excitement, exhilaration, contentment, and more. But a surprising number of people who fall in love...

Escape

by Tim Walker If you’ve watched a lot of movies, or even the evening news, you know this truth . . . escapes are hard. People don’t just walk out free and clear. Well, that is unless you are the apostle Paul and Silas experiencing a divine jail break (Acts 16). But...

Humility in Marriage

by James Willoughby I have been married nearly 16 years by the grace of God. About halfway into these 16 years, my marriage nearly ended. Jody and I nearly called it quits and almost became a statistic. I'’ve never been one to do the ‘expected’ thing though. So...

Turn Offs

by Casey Caston I recently was talking with a friend who was telling me all the things her husband does that turns her off. Bodily noises made the list, but so did his lack of enthusiasm and desire towards her. She explained that she feels like a means to an end,...

10 Ways to Get Rid of Stress

by Casey and Meygan Caston Stress affects every area of our lives. Have you ever been around someone who has hit their limit? They’re no happy camper. We’ve had our share of bad days from overloaded schedules, to kids constantly fighting with each other, to finding...

3 Ways to Say Yes to Dating When Your Life Is Saying No

by Payden Montgomery We have a four-month-old, own our own business, and both work full-time jobs. I work outside the home and my husband has a schedule that requires him to be out of the house most mornings by 5:30 a.m. He doesn'’t even get home until around 7:30...