Why Your Spouse Can’t (and Shouldn’t) Fulfill Your Every Need

When we marry, we often believe the myth that our spouse is somehow going to fulfill our every need, and we are somehow going to fulfill his/hers, too.  But, over time, we find out that this kind of pressure only… Read more

5 Otherwise “Good” Things that can Ruin Your Marriage (if You’re not Careful)

There are many “good” things out there, but sometimes, we try to cram too many of them into our family life. It’s a tricky balancing act that takes great consideration. If we allow these good things to take priority over… Read more

7 Bible Verses and Prayers for the Anxious Mind and Heart

Sweet friend, if you are struggling with anxiety and depression right now, I want you to know that you are not alone. You WILL get through this with God’s help. And, these 7 verses and prayers (an excerpt from my… Read more

6 Simple Ways to Grow Closer than Ever to Your Spouse

Remember when you first met your spouse? You couldn’t wait to spend every day getting to know him/her more, and you probably never considered that the realities of life might cause us seasons of disconnection or even frustration with each… Read more

6 Telltale Signs that You Might be Experiencing ANXIETY (and How to Get Help)

Anxiety affects millions of people, however, it can be hard to diagnose. In the early months of my own struggle with anxiety, I brushed off my symptoms as just strong responses to worry, stress, and busyness, but deep in my… Read more

When You Feel Stuck in a “Sand Paper Season”

The realities of life, like sand paper can hurt us sometimes. We use sand paper (of various “grits”) to gradually smooth over a rough surface or to remove something that is deeper than the outer surface. God uses “sand paper… Read more

5 Ways for Busy Spouses to Find More Time for Each Other

My husband and I recently posed this simple question on our Marriage Facebook Page–What do you and your spouse need more of in your marriage?  And, the majority of couples replied, “Time alone with each other.”  Many of these couples… Read more

5 Signs that Your Workplace Habits Are Hurting Your Marriage

Work is a necessary part of life, and it’s a huge blessing when we love our work and our workplace.  And, naturally, we spend a lot of time there. However, whether we realize it or not, there are certain habits… Read more

4 Common Excuses Married Couples Give for Their Boring Sex Life (and How to Make it Better)

Recently, I was talking to a friend of mine about her marriage.  She said that in almost every way, her marriage was better than ever–except when it came to the bedroom.  When I asked her why she felt like things… Read more

4 Ways to Keep Money From Ruling (or Ruining) Your Marriage

Money isn’t everything, but it certainly impacts our marriages.  According to an article on CNBC.com, financial strain causes more marital problems than just about anything else.  In one study, 35 percent of couples in crisis cited money issues as the root… Read more

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