From Frustration to Fulfillment: Strengthening Your Marriage

We were in our early years of marriage. My husband finally had his first job as a dentist working for a big dental company about 45 minutes from our apartment. Excited to hear about his day over a hot meal prepared for 2, I checked the driveway every few minutes. But the dinner hour came and went. It was getting late..No matter how many times I checked the clock or peeked out the window,
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How Our Nighttime Routine Brings Us Closer as a Couple



Usually, at around 8 pm, we start dimming the lights in our house and turning off any electronics. We take our dog for a quick walk, have a family huddle with the kids and then settle in for the night. We spend some time talking about our day or whatever comes to mind, and then we turn on our audiobook...
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Secret Keeping

Secret Keeping
If you don’t have anything to hide, don’t hide anything.

It sounds simple, but this concept is so crucial in marriage. Marriage is about the two becoming one, and there is no room for secrets in marriage. If you are keeping secrets, no matter how small, Satan has a way into your marriage and will cause a wedge between you and your spouse.

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Thankfulness and JOY

Thankfulness and JOY
If you have found yourself unhappy with your marriage, take a few minutes to think about your thoughts. What do you allow in your mental space daily. Are your thoughts constantly negative? Do you always have a criticism to give out to your spouse? Would you say you can easily be put in a bad mood?  


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Score Keeping??

Score Keeping??
Do you ever find yourself making imaginary tallies of how much you are doing vs how much your spouse is doing? 

Have you noticed how, when you do that, joy and fun are nowhere to be seen in your household?
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Love Like You've Never Been Hurt

Love Like You've Never Been Hurt
Keeping score in marriage is the quickest way to ruin a good thing. When you do that, you hold yourself back from loving recklessly. You also are holding yourself back from the amount of love you are able to receive.
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It's Not a Big Deal

It's Not a Big Deal
It’s not a big deal that your spouse loads the dishwasher a different way than you or folds the towels a different way than you. It’s not a big deal that he places the toilet paper a certain way that you wouldn’t normally place it. It really doesn’t matter.
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Easy, Breezy, Beautiful… Marriage?

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful… Marriage?
Sometimes the key to a great marriage is not in the big, grand things you or your spouse do for each other. It’s in the little choices that you make over time. Those little choices accumulate and as you grow together, you are able to look back and see how those little decisions faithfully guided your marriage to the foot of the cross.
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