How NOT to Make Things Worse When We’re Angry.

Who hasn’t gotten a little steamed at someone recently? Maybe it’s the way someone always leaves...

How to Make the Most of Your Spouse’s Mistakes

Recently on vacation, I saw a young couple with two small kids leaving the beach. And as my...

Smoldering Stress: Balancing Your Marriage and Raising Kids

"I ran too fast, too far, too long on too many borrowed miles. And then it hit me like something...

What To Do When Your Spouse Triggers You

When our spouse does something frustrating, hurtful, or wrong, it triggers us. And it’s so...


I hear over and over, “Marriage is so complicated.” After 20 years of working with couples, I say over and over, “Marriage is easier than you think.” Practice one of these tiny things for a week and let us know what happens. Be nice. Don't say everything you think....

6 Things About Marriage I Wish I’d Known Sooner

Ladies, do you find yourself being snarky to your husband way too often? I’ve done that and worse. If I could go back and sit down with my newly married self, here’s what I would tell her.I’m writing this article not as a marriage guru, but as a marriage guinea pig.

10 Ways to Prepare Your Relationship for Holiday Stress

The most wonderful time of the year can be the most stressful time of the year. Both Thanksgiving and Christmas tend to bring with them increased demands on your time, energy, and money that also increase opportunities for conflict between you and your spouse.

The 4 M’s of Biblical Sex

I believe the Bible is also clear: married couples should be having sex. I also believe that the Bible presents at least four different kinds of sex married couples should be experiencing.