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Safe Spaces: 3 ways to improve communication with your spouse and children

Do you remember the last time your spouse or kid felt frustrated, annoyed, or irritated by your response? How did he/she respond? Did he withdraw his heart? Did you find yourself reacting instead of responding? Creating safe spaces where those we love want to talk often starts with the environment we create. When our spouse and children feel that they are in a relational safe space, they are more likely to talk about their emotions, hopes and fears. Improving communication with your spouse and children[...]

Healthy Marriage: 3 lessons about celebrating holidays as a military wife

Being a military wife is already hard, but celebrating special days without your spouse can be particularly tricky. Sometimes, I just want to climb in my bed and just sleep the day away, but I know that is not a healthy response. Instead, I have learned a few healthy lessons that have helped me focus more on what I have in my relationship beyond a date on my calendar. Sign up here to receive your own 20 days to a healthy marriage. Lesson 1—The status of my relationship is not defined by a date Throughou[...]

Learning What Works: 3 great questions to ask your spouse

One of the areas I truly value in my relationship with my hubby is our open communication. Even in those early dating years, we would talk for hours. We talked about our careers, our dreams, our love of music, our relationship with God and so much more. I was always amazed that we could find so much to discuss. It was then we agreed to be willing to be transparent with each other. Learning what questions to ask my spouse helped me out tremendously. Almost 16 years later, this continues to be one of th[...]