I once heard a story about a little boy named Joey. Joey was 11 years old, and in in the hospital where he would stay until he died of leukemia. The story was tragic, and hard to hear. Someone amongst those talking lamented, “He hasn’t had any time to live any kind of life!” I […]
Marriage Counseling Articles
For married people looking for a little advice and encouragement to improve their relationships, feel free to browse our collection of marriage counseling articles below ...
The previous article told a bit of a story about how anxiety can lay a heavy weight onto a relationship. But sometimes you simply can’t avoid anxiety, you will find no judgment here. But we’ve counseled many who fall underneath the anxiety when it comes. When that happens he or she often takes the frustration […]
Is your anxiety hurting your marriage and relationships? The desperation sometimes caused by anxiety can be alleviated, and you can ride well into the sunset with your spouse and partner.
You might think you’re saying, “I love you,” but that’s not necessarily what your spouse or partner thinks. Sometimes what you do to/for them is a bit, “meh” to him/her – that’s just the truth of it. My wife and I use sign language sometimes to communicate love, which is really meaningful to the both […]
Work is work; Love is love. Relationships take work and require boundaries. Your relationship will most likely fail without them. One of the best things for your key personal relationship is to put specific and healthy boundaries that separate your home life and work life from each other. Boundaries keep your best relationship secure, solid,and significant, and they’re freeing. Better […]
What Does Freedom, or Independence, Mean For Your Relationship? Here are the TOP 3 Reason that Freedom is BETTER than Independence in a couple relationship. 1. Freedom allows you to be your own ‘best self’ and the relationship is still protected whereas Independence in relationship often requires a ‘one up, I am better than […]
1. Don’t keep secrets from each other. Honesty matters more. 2. Have a regular date night. 3. Don’t talk badly to (or about) your spouse. 4. Choose friends who care about you AND care about your spouse (and your relationship). 5. Set healthy boundaries around your couplehood and do something to benefit your ‘world’ together […]
Well, how about that, the Springtime rains are finally here! Ahh, just taste the freshness, feel the … wait. What’s that? Heat? Humidity! What happened?! We didn’t get much of a Spring where I’m from in the middle of Iowa. Springtime was pretty cold, even a little snowy, and then all of a sudden summer hit […]
We lost her. Like some of you out there, we lost our baby too. Her name was Reyana. The whole story leading up to the day we found out we were pregnant was a long series of tests, and timing, and procedures, including one that actually led to a second emergency surgery. And you’d think […]
This time of year can cause struggles and bickering with your significant other. Too many people sharing a small space, those ‘stressful’ family members, lots of conflicting ideas for time and celebrating, or just not enough time to do all the things you were hoping to do can lead to tense moments and terse words. […]