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Be a Better Spouse: Accept, Applaud, Allow

It’s easy to instruct your mate on how they can be a better husband or wife.  But maybe it’s time to look at yourself.  Maybe it’s time for you to be the best you can be.  How? First, accept your spouse for who they are. Love them unconditionally. Accept their wonderful qualities…and their flaws. Second, applaud your spouse.  When you see your spouse doing something good, encourage them with your words. Third,...
May 25, 2018 / General

How to Romance Your Spouse

After a number of years together, marriage can start to seem ordinary, routine, or even boring.  But I’d like to challenge you to bring the passion and excitement back into your marriage by making your spouse feel loved.  Here are some simple ways to romance your spouse.  First, write them a love note.  Tell your spouse something you love about them, and then hide the note in their wallet or on their pillow. ...
May 23, 2018 / Dating Your Spouse

My Marriage Walk vs. My Marriage Talk

Today I realized that I’ve been writing and speaking about how to have a great marriage, but I haven’t been putting all of it into practice.  Why? Well, a house flood, new book, financial pressures, family health challenges, and busyness have all played a role in keeping me from focusing on my marriage. But there’s no excuse. So, what am I doing about it? First, I’m re-reading some of my own blog posts on marriage...
May 10, 2018 / General

What is Love? The Do’s and Don’ts of Marriage

Since the beginning of mankind, people have been trying to figure out what love truly is.  We’ve gotten answers from poets, novelists, theologians, even singers. So who has it right?  What is love?  Well, I may not have the perfect answer, but I would like to share with you what I’ve learned about love after 25 years of marriage.  Here are the Do’s and Don’ts of Marriage.  First, DON’T be selfish. DO put your...
May 07, 2018 / General

Choosing Your Words Carefully

Words are powerful. Words can build up. Words can tear down.  It’s so important to be careful what you say, especially in marriage.  There are four toxins of the tongue that can cause great marital harm.  First, sarcastic words.  Sarcastic comments like, “Hey, the laundry doesn’t clean itself” cause discord and can corrupt what was once a happy relationship. Second, unsupportive words.  Your spouse shares with you...
May 03, 2018 / Communication

Printable Letters for Your Spouse

In a letter… that’s right… a letter.  When you write something out, you usually give it more thought, and are more careful with the words you put on paper.  Your spouse will probably receive it better as well, since they can read it over and then think about it privately… and you won’t be there to argue with!  So when I want to address a sensitive subject with my wife… something she said that might have offended...
Apr 20, 2018 / Communication

Superman’s Fatal Flaw

Superman’s virtually indestructible, but he can be brought to his knees by a tiny piece of rock.  Kryptonite drains him of his powers and makes him vulnerable.  Prolonged exposure will even kill him. Well, what about us mere mortals?  In marriage, we can often see the big things coming.  But the small things… criticism, indifference, keeping score… these little radioactive stones can creep up on us and slowly zap...
Apr 19, 2018 / Saving Your Marriage

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