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healthy marriage

Living whole: 3 ways to let your spouse help you deal with trauma

Trauma is hard. It creates a jumble of emotions. You find yourself feeling vulnerable, exposed, angry, and unsafe, even with the people you love and trust the most. Even with the best of intentions, when we have experienced trauma, it can find a way into our marriages. It finds a way to hide in the deepest, darkest places in our hearts (especially when we have not taken the time to acknowledge our trauma or get help). We have arguments about things that don't matter. We say things we don't mean. We hold on[...]

Moving forward: 3 healthy responses to offense in marriage

Offenses don't just happen in your marriage; offenses occur in all marriages. You are not alone. But how do you respond? Are you the angry wife? You know, the one who stomps around your home angrily cleaning hoping your spouse will get the hint. Are you the dangerous wife? The one who uses offense as ammo, shooting down any attempt of intimacy. Are you the controlling wife? The one who refuses to do anything or give anything unless everything goes your way. Are you the loving wife? Oh, she's the one[...]

Work it out: Five ways to resolve conflict in marriage

Recently, I asked my readers what would they like to see covered on the blog. One major topic came up several times—How to fight fair in marriage? So, I started to spend some time truly reflecting on what does “fighting fair” look like in my marriage. Is this a topic I could even address? Because, my husband and I don’t really “fight”, not in the traditional sense. In our 14 years of marriage, we have never yelled at each other, called each other names, or said things with the intention to hurt t[...]

3 Mid Week Blog Posts you want to read

As we spend today celebrating Independence Day, it’s a great time to catch up on three of our most popular blog posts. Feel free to read, to comment and to share. Wife life: 3 prayers that changed my marriage This blog post is one of my favorite because these prayers are quite personal for me. They have helped to make a tremendous impact in my marriage and in my heart.  I hope that you will be encouraged to include some of these prayers in your prayer time for your marriage. What were your favorites? R[...]

Wife life: 3 prayers that changed my marriage

As young wife, I focused on so many wrong areas.  I focused on wanting God to change my husband and I missed the changes that needed to happen within me.  When I started saying these prayers for my marriage, my heart changed and I became a better wife. Whether you are a newlywed or have been married for a long time, praying for your marriage and praying for your husband are essential to cultivating a healthy marriage. When marriage gets tough even when your marriage is doing well, taking time for prayer h[...]