The Growing Pains During My First Year of Marriage

I never realized how loving, yet tough something as foundational as marriage could be. You soon discover that living with someone else, day after day, can become draining. However, as draining as it may be, you would much rather have them beside you than anywhere else. Yes, this sounds a lot like love, but this is marriage. Of course, love is there, but day after day, you realize there is more needed, to keep this marriage afloat. Read more

Communication is the Key to a Successful Marriage

Verbal communication is a tool for understanding other people, but wives and husbands know each other through non-verbal communication just fine. They can communicate without uttering a single word. You can talk louder in silence than you ever could with words. Read more

The Five Love Languages

Some years back I read Gary Chapman’s “The Five Love Languages”. I was young and it was an interesting read but I hadn’t met someone with who I could practice. Years later, I find myself reverting to this book to help me understand the language of my partner and in my other relationships with family and friends and I use it to help guide me when I feel lost in understanding people. Read more

Unexpected Changes…

I had an idea in my head when I was in my 20’s of what my life would look like by the time I was 40. It was really neat and tidy and full of accomplishment with little worry. It’s funny how what we sometimes think will be our reality doesn’t exactly pan out the way we plan. My husband told me once that he read somewhere that “If you want to make God laugh, make plans.” As I look back on our lives over the past 20 years I see just how true a statement that is! Read more

When Love Goes Out the Window

Love is an extra-ordinary feeling that can make or mar your life. It is the most powerful emotion that humans can feel. Yet, it is also something that makes our heart weep. Read more

Breathing New Life Into Your Marriage

Marriage is bliss, and there’s nothing more special or beautiful than building a lasting union with someone you love. But after a while, everyday routine can become grating, work can be grueling, and we get robbed of the opportunities we once had to fan the flames of the relationship. So how can we reignite the spark that seemed to burn so brightly at the start of the marriage? Read more

Successful Marriage

Is there a secret recipe for happy and successful marriage or it’s like singing – you can it or not? To make one of those cute old couples strolling hand in the park, follow as many of the following tips for a successful marriage? Read more

Steps to Save An Almost Loveless Marriage

Marriage with no love between the couple is unlikely to survive. If you feel your marriage is losing the love that should be there, steps must be taken to save even the last trace of this important element. Many couples think that saving a loveless marriage is impossible; thus, they don’t even lift a finger to do anything. This represents one of the many wrong attitudes couples have because in truth, there are ways to save a loveless marriage. Read more

10 Tips For Lasting Happiness In Your Marriage

Today, more than 50% of all marriages fail for one cause or another. The commitment seems scary and marriage takes time and hard work. When your marriage is faced with challenges, hardships, loss of a family member, or a sick child, never give up. Decide now to love your partner and stick it out. In all marriages, nothing is perfect and there will be major obstacles to overcome. Read more