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For better or worse: 7 ways to cultivate a healthy marriage during the Coronavirus Pandemic

For better or worse. Those were the vows, right? For some, being at home with the love of your life might be feeling a little strained right now.   Are you noticing how loudly your spouse chews? (Did he always eat like that?) Maybe, those socks on the side of the bed are getting on your nerves? How hard is it to clean a mug? Or is he tired of seeing your hair in the shower? Irritated you keep using his charger and not returning it? Friend, if you said yes to any of these, you might b[...]

I hear you: 3 tips to become a better listener in your marriage

Okay, I will be the first to admit, listening was (sometimes still is) my best skill as a wife in those beginning years. It took some time, multiple mistakes, and hard conversations for me to learn how to become a better listener to my hubby. I had good intentions, but good intentions are not enough when it comes to effectively communicating and listening to your husband. Nope. I heard what I wanted to hear or listened so that I could respond. Then it hit me. What if instead of saying, “I am li[...]

The Good Wife: 3 signs you are nagging wife (+what you can do to change)

When are you going to pick up your socks? You bought all these groceries but didn’t pick up the one thing I wanted. Why am I the one who is always helping the kids with their homework? That’s not how it’s done. Blah, blah, blah, blah. Does this sound like you? Oh, it sounded like me, alright. Even though I desired to be a loving wife, I didn’t realize somewhere along the way I became the nag. Every day I woke up decided today I would be loving, I would be kind, and I would NOT fuss. I would make up[...]

Everyday moments: 3 quick ways to refresh your marriage today

Let’s be honest! Any marriage can become stale and stagnant. It takes effort to keep a marriage fresh and growing. From the demands of my husband’s work schedule, our boys’ extracurricular activities, and my full-time job, some days we are just trying to get through the day. There’s homework, check. Laundry, check. Bills, check. The list may be done, but connecting as a husband and wife becomes a little trickier. Making our marriages stronger, more intimate and more secure doesn’t have to feel o[...]