5 Awesome (and Worthless) Ways to Improve Communication in Your Marriage

So, what’s the #1 thing most couples say is the key to a happy marriage? Communication. Duh. And of course it’s become the cliche, go-to response from grandparents when the video camera comes around at every wedding reception for good reason.  It’s true! Good communication skills impact every single aspect of your relationship – from […]

From Bitter Betrayal to Healing & Happiness

You’re married … committed. Trust is high. Satisfaction is deep. For some, however, unspeakable tests are given. For some couples, the hideous fingers of Betrayal spread their bony fingers around your necks in an undisguised effort to destroy all that you have built – are building. The impossible happened. One of you betrayed the other. […]

The 4 Building Blocks of Intimacy

Tom and I have been married for 35 1/2 years, and we’re still building our marriage. It’s a process that should never stop. Just as I will never arrive to the place of perfection in this life, so too, my marriage will always be in need of growth and change. Not realizing this fact causes […]

The Safety Net of Romance

Cultivating romance into your marriage on a regular basis helps you stay connected heart-to-heart when you don’t see eye-to-eye. Every marriage goes through seasons of conflict, and it’s usually quite intense when it happens. Things can be going along really well and your spouse says something that doesn’t sit right in your mind. So, you […]

Faithfully Fit: How Exercise Can Keep Your Marriage Healthy

The American Journal of Epidemiology monitored the health behaviors of nearly 8,900 adults over several years and found that both men and women who got married during that time tended to lose a significant amount of their cardiovascular fitness. Most husbands and wives don’t need a study to tell them that being married might derail […]