We receive messages all the time that say things like, “My husband/wife and I would LOVE to attend one of your marriage conferences, but it’s so hard for us to travel right now.” We hear you! We want you to be able to experience the life-changing impact of a marriage conference without having to spend a fortune or travel across the country, so we’ve put together our first ever “Online Marriage Conference.” It’s a full library of all our ebooks… Read more

My wife Ashley and I have been working with married couples for years and our interactions with husbands and wives from all over the world have taught us a lot about what makes a marriage work and the unique needs of men and of women. We’ve written and spoken extensively about the need for consistent sex in marriage (including our new book The Naked Truth about Sex and Marriage). A lot has been written specifically about a man’s need and desire… Read more

Like most people, I’ve been watching the news lately with disappointment and disgust over the unending accounts of men in power sexually harassing and/or abusing women. It saddens me, but it doesn’t shock me. The reasons why it doesn’t shock me is that nearly all of us have been part of the problem and so it will take all of us to be part of the solution. Let me explain… The repugnant acts of certain men have made headlines (as… Read more

I recently sat down with a young couple who is going through a very serious struggle in their marriage because of someone outside their marriage. You might assume I’m talking about a mistress or an emotional affair, but this has nothing to do with wrongdoing on the part of either spouse. Their struggle has to do with an overbearing parent. The husband’s mom (and the wife’s mother-in-law) has bombarded the young couple with pressures, demands, emotional pleas, tantrums, threats, bullying,… Read more

One of the leading causes of divorce is financial stress. We recently did a survey through our Marriage Facebook page asking readers what are topics they’d like to see addressed and many people shared that issues related to financial stress were some of the biggest sources of stress in their marriage. Some people were even reaching out in desperation saying things like, “Help! Financial stress is hurting our marriage. We can’t get on the same page and we don’t know what to do.” Like… Read more

Have you ever thought that marriage was SO much easier before you had kids? Do you and your spouse have arguments that stem from stress, miscommunication or different approaches when it comes to parenting? YOU ARE NOT ALONE! My wife Ashley receive messages everyday on our blogs and Facebook pages from stressed parents who feel like their differences in parenting styles are negatively impacting the marriage. Ashley and I can relate to this one from personal experience. In fact, this has… Read more

We all want to be happy, but for most of us, happiness is just this elusive “feeling” we’re trying to catch or create but we don’t know how to keep it. What if there was a proven path to true and sustained joy? What if happiness is something much more than fleeting feeling that comes and goes and it’s really a sustained joy could be present through even the most difficult parts of life? I have good news (and no, I’m… Read more

As a pastor, I officiate a lot of weddings. It’s one of my favorite parts of the “job.” I get a front row seat for one of the most beautiful milestone moments a couple will ever experience. I love watching the groom trying to choke back tears when he gets the first glimpse of his bride walking down the aisle. I love how the couple barely hears a word I say during the whole ceremony because they’re blissfully lost in… Read more

Tragically, so many couples are choosing divorce as a PERMANENT “solution” to solve TEMPORARY problems.  Some paths to divorce are very understandable. When there are longterm patterns of deceit, addiction, abuse or infidelity, it’s easy to see why the marriage ended. In other cases, however, the reasons seem just plain pointless to me. I’m not saying this to beat up on anybody or to poke fun at the seriousness of divorce, but I’m trying to help us all see that there are often… Read more

Just like warning lights on a car’s dashboard indicate that something is “off” underneath the hood, there are certain warning signs in a marriage that signal something is off in the relationship.  I recently sat down with a couple who… Read more

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