How Often Does Your Marriage Need Arguments?

June 25, 2015

Arguments, or heated discussion, or disagreements if you prefer, are inevitable in a healthy marriage. If a couple never disagrees at least one of them isn’t being honest about what they think and feel. It turns out a screaming fighting is less harmful to your marriage than both of you bottling up your emotions and going […]

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How Often Does Your Marriage Need Talk?

June 24, 2015

Can I get you to go spend a few minutes watching How About a Little Conversation?, a brilliant sketch by Jay and Laura Laffoon? Women need conversation with their husband. Suggesting they need it as much as men need sex is not an exaggeration for most couples. In the same ways sexual refusal hurts a man, conversation refusal […]

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How Often Does Your Marriage Need Time Away?

June 23, 2015

I’m big on getting away as a couple. We live overly busy lives, and we need to stop and reset on occasion – both personally and as a couple. A vacation allows us to remove ourselves from the hurry, worry, and stress of our daily lives. It’s a chance to look at ourselves, our lives, […]

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How Often Does Your Marriage Need _____?

June 22, 2015

In some ways, a marriage is like an organism. To be healthy and happy it must have minimum amounts of certain things. Not enough of any number of things and the marriage suffers, gets sick, or even dies. The trick is figuring out what the marriage needs, and how much/how often it needs those things. […]

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Happy Father’s Day!

June 21, 2015

How’s your Father’s Day (today in the States)? If you’d attended my church you’d have received a beef stick and not been nagged to stop being a jerk. I hope you got at least as good. Yes, there are those in our society who have nothing but bad things to say about men in general […]

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God Made Men Horny!

June 20, 2015

Two years ago, I did a couple of posts on seeing male sexuality rightly. (Celebrating the Male Sex Drive & More on Male Sexuality) I thought about this recently after talking with a man whose wife asked him why it was always about sex. When she asked this rhetorical question, it had been well over […]

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Friday Flashback: Experiences Beat Possessions

June 19, 2015

Research finds that when it comes to long-term happiness, experiences tend to beat possessions. Basically, studies found folks enjoyed money spent on experiences (going out to eat, a vacation, a movie) more than spending the same amount of money on buying “things”. So, the next time you want to bless your bride, put dinner and a movie, […]

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A Goal Oriented Marriage??

June 18, 2015

Last month when I posted Do You Know Your Distractions? I said “You have goals for your marriage; how you want to improve, how you want your marriage to grow, and so on. Distractions can get in the way of achieving those goals.” My friend Jerry questioned my use of the word “goal”. Among other things, he said, […]

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