I remember distinctly a spouse attack I had one day. It occurred over fifteen years ago when Lisa and I lived in Texas. I was driving home from work. I was only a few miles from home when all of a sudden every negative thought and feeling possible about my precious Lisa started hitting me.
I am sure you have heard someone say, “I learn something new every day.” I know this is absolutely true if you are living with an open heart. Life is constantly throwing us challenges, experiences, relationships, and changes in relationships that give us great opportunities to learn. If you and your spouse are learning daily,
To have a positive marriage, you have to plant positive seeds. I am always amazed, especially at couples in the community of faith, who understand the concept of reaping and sowing yet never apply it in marriage. The fact is, if you sow only negative seeds, you will eventually get a negative harvest. Gratefulness is
This is a fun exercise to help spouses interact more meaningfully at the end of the day. Often spouses are separated for many hours daily. During these hours your spouse can experience a myriad of thoughts, feelings, circumstances, and interactions. You know how it can be after you both finally get back together after a
All of us like to stroll down memory lane. Whether you’ve been married months, years, or decades, you have incredible memories. Every couple experience the adventure of life together and keep memory “snapshots” of it in their minds. I know you have had your fair share of less-than-wonderful encounters and memories as well. This exercise
This exercise is amazing. As a counselor I see so many couples who have difficulty even looking each other in the eyes. I have even had people not even remember their spouses’ eye colors! Gazing is a very positive, strengthening Ten-Minute Marriage Principle exercise. As with the Flooding exercise, you will need a timer. Depending
This is a very powerful exercise. You should try this once first before committing to doing it regularly. This exercise is only one minute long. You can set your kitchen or egg timer for a minute to let you know when the exercise is complete. First, sit across from each other with knees close together.
Few things are worse than being bored in your marriage. That’s why dating your spouse is so powerful, for it can keep your relationship vibrant and freshly energized. Dating is an essential ingredient to a successful and intimate marriage relationship. These boundaries will prove helpful as you as you develop a dating ritual in your
While assisting men over the last fifteen years to become sexually successful, I have found that there are four major roadblocks that keep them from having true sexual success. Below I will detail these roadblocks to sexual success. If you believe that one of these roadblocks is keeping you from the best sex of your