Staying Married

setting goals for your marriage

Making Resolutions for a Thriving Marriage

Setting goals is important to maintaining a healthy marriage. Here are a few ideas to help you stick to them.

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Maintaining Our Individuality in Marriage

When you look at our marriage you see unity, but you also see each one of us as a different and unique person.

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A marriage license is not a receipt

A Marriage License Is Not a Receipt, It’s a Commitment

Exchanging one spouse for another isn’t as easy as returning the wrong pair of shoes. Choose wisely from the beginning and forget the return policy.

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Fairy tale marriage

Moving Beyond the Fairy-Tale Marriage

The divine design of marriage calls us to something deeper—to God’s daily involvement. Because we can’t uphold our vows without Him.

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George H.W. Bush and the Marriage America Needs

I want my own marriage to resemble the one our 41st president had with his late bride, Barbara.

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Not All Millennials Wait For the “Right” Age to Get Married

There’s no doubt that marrying my high school sweetheart benefited us for the better.

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Not Another Top-Ten List

You don’t have to look far in order to find advice for how you can improve your marriage. Articles are all over the internet about what you should say to sustain your spouse’s interest, the type of clothes you should wear to appear more attractive, and how you can be even more intimate with your partner.

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Healthy marriage expectations

Not Another Statistic

What was the last negative statistic you heard about marriage? Most of us can quickly cite sources that point to the fact that half of all marriages end in divorce.

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Effective Communication in Marriage

Overcoming Communication Barriers With Your Spouse

Communication in marriage is not easy. But the fight to communicate is worth the work. In the end, you’ll find a thriving marriage rooted in oneness, not division.

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Better Marriage

Your Marriage Is Not Your Parents’

Having divorced parents doesn’t mean your own marriage will also end in divorce. You are not destined to live out the same mistakes as your parents.

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Every Marriage Needs Community

Marriage Is Not an Island: Our Need for Community

At the Weekend to Remember marriage retreat I found a profound sense of community. It reminded me of one simple fact: We are not alone.

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Our Fixer-Upper Marriage

Our Fixer-Upper Marriage

My husband and I have learned much about putting our relationship into the hands of the Master Renovator.

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Prioritize time with your spouse

4 Ways to Prioritize Your Spouse Above Your Schedule … And Your Kids

In our crazy, fast-paced lives, it’s easy to be distracted from what is most important.

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The Secret to Marriage

The Secret to My Marriage

One simple concept will guide you into the relationship you always wanted to have.

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Why sex is important in marriage | FamilyLife®

Why Sex Matters

Psychologist Paul Eastwick of the University of Texas at Austin says, “Passion is best defined as a combination of sexual connection and attachment longing.” I like his definition. Many experts…

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I’m Not a Nag, Am I?

Four suggestions on how to be nag free and make life easier for you and your family.

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Learning to Pray With My Wife

My journey of committing to praying with my wife for 30 days and the tips I learned along the way.

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Ways to show respect to your husband

11 Ways to Show Respect to Your Husband

Some wives don’t understand how important respect is to a man.

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4 Ways to Harness Your Power for Good in Your Husband’s Life

God has given us women the privilege and the ability to bring life to our husbands with our love.

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5 Ways to Help Your Husband Step Up to Manhood

A wife plays a pivotal role in her husband’s transition from boyhood into manhood.

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A Hard Act for a Husband to Follow

Here’s a new way to think about leadership in your marriage.

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Love Plan for Passion in Your Marriage

9 Ways to Feed the Passion in Your Marriage

We need to make a practice of tending fully to the love of our life for a few moments a day, every day.

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What Should Be the Husband’s ‘Role’ in Marriage?

The Scriptures clearly give us the model for being a man, a husband, and father.

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Meeting your spouse's sexual needs

When You Lose Interest in Sex

When you marry you have a duty before God to meet your spouse’s sexual needs. But sometimes healing and restoration must happen first.

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Seven Things I Wish Id Known About Men Before I Married

Growing up with my stepdad and younger brother I thought I knew a thing or two about men. While I knew not to change the channel during a football game,…

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It’s Not Your Husband’s Job to Make You Happy

The only way you can experience true joy is by pursuing intimacy with Christ on a daily basis.

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Communication Tools that Saved My Marriage

5 Communication Tools That Saved My Marriage

Early in our marriage, these simple principles changed our hearts and transformed our relationship.

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Anniversary Ideas for Couples

25 Anniversary Ideas for Couples

Tired of doing the same old thing? Here are some ways to add some spice to your yearly celebration.

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Revive the romance

3 Ways to Recapture the Romance in Your Marriage

To build a lasting marriage of oneness and intimacy, you and your spouse must be committed to meeting each other’s emotional needs—for a lifetime.

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15 Things Wives Should Stop Doing

What do your words and actions say to your husband about your love for him?

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