When we get married, we aren’t just marrying our spouse. That’s because our spouse usually has a family of their own—parents, siblings, grandparents, and cousins. When we get married, we become a part of that family.
My experience working with couples in crisis due to an affair has taught me some of the keys to surviving an affair. If you’re in this same situation, you can survive.
When you have kids, time is always an issue. There’s 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.
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.
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. Here are some of the things I’ve learned six months into marriage as a millennial.
Statistically speaking, married people in the U.S. expect their marriage to do a lot for them individually. We believe marriage should meet most of our relational needs. However, this perspective is a huge problem.
Words are life in a healthy relationship. Some of the most important words in any relationship are kind and encouraging words in the form of compliments. In my work as a marriage coach I’ve discovered that not everyone understands how to give and receive compliments. There’s a bit of an art to giving and receiving compliments.
In his book Blueprint for Life, Mike Kendrick writes, All of us have struggled at times with negative thoughts, either from learned patterns in our relationships or from distorted perspectives we’ve picked up along the way. You’ve probably noticed that you cant really change your behavior without changing your thoughts.
While money is a bedrock of stability and happiness in a marriage, many couples avoid talking about finances altogether. But when you’re married and sharing a life with someone, it’s the everyday things that can make or break a relationship.