By popular belief, affairs, lying, emotional abuse, or financial problems are among the top reasons why people get divorced. But there is one underlying factor that society is quick to disregard. Find out why marriages fail, what the main reasons are, and what you can do to prevent it.
My husband and I are alway looking for creative date night ideas. It doesn’t have to be a date “night” either! Any of these fun, adventurous, and romantic date ideas for couples cater to either staying at home or adventuring out and doing something different. If you’re asking yourself what you should do together as a couples, or how to get ideas for dating your spouse that are bit more creative and unique, then you’re in the right place. These ideas are for both married couples, and/or dating couples who are more creative and seek something a little more exciting than your average date.
True intimacy isn’t something that appears out of nowhere in a relationship. It takes intentionality to break down walls we’ve built because of our past, our wounds, how we were raised, and our self-protective methods. As it’s hard enough to break down your own walls you’ve built, it’s a whole other ball game to break down your partner’s. Find out some prompts and questions to help you and your spouse get to know one another better—more intimately.
Marriage needs to have goals to succeed. It’s with these habits and goals that your marriage can go above and beyond your average relationships. When your relationship is healthy, you are healthy. When you are healthy, your marriage is healthy—all the more reason to invest and work at your relationship. Setting goals only takes a few minutes — the result will improve your relationship and build a strong and lasting partnership.
There is great controversy among Christians surrounding the verses about wives submitting to their husbands, as well as great misunderstanding about what healthy masculinity looks like. And while I will do my best to answer the why and the how when it comes to what healthy spiritual leadership looks like, I want to first make it clear that just because someone is the “leader” of the home, does not make them better, more valuable, or more loved by God.
Over the past ten years, my husband and I began to realize that there are positive characteristics to our marriage now, that were never there before; like how we resolve arguments and so on. It’s these elements our marriage has grown into something beautiful. Had we never stuck with it through the ups and downs, we would have never gotten to where we are now — a strong marriage, filled with love and understanding for one another. It’s definitely not perfect, but I have never felt like perfection should be an element to a healthy marriage, anyway.
Needs being met is a vital aspect of marriage — and if you want a healthy one, you are probably aware that paying attention to your spouse’s is pretty important. Most of the time, men and women alike are very aware of what they personally need, but to know your husband or wife’s, is sometimes a guessing game.
I have never understood those couples who say they never fight. I can’t identify with it, and I also don’t think it’s very healthy. On the other end of the spectrum, fighting or arguing can be a relationship killer if not handled healthily. Arguing is healthy. When two different people come together with differences of opinion and baggage from being human, it’s inevitable for there to be a spat in the mix. What’s not healthy, is when it’s taken to extremes.
Men, do you think you know what it is that women want? It’s your turn to know just what it takes to be relationship material. But I’m not only talking to those of you who are single, I’m laying it out there for all you men about what a woman wants and needs from you, whether she hasn’t met you yet, or has been with you for 20 years. It’s never too late!
A man’s insecurities are seldom expressed, or identified. Not only is it important for us ladies to have knowledge of these insecurities so that we can better understand our men, but it will also help guide us in our unintentional or unseen negative reactions to their insecurities. In the same way, we desire for our spouse’s to both understand and accept us, despite our insecurities.
So many women are on the search for good men. I promise, they are still out there. But in order to find him, you need to understand a little bit about what men want, how to speak their love language, and how you can stop attracting losers who are disrespectful and uncommitted, and start attracting guys who will cherish and love you for you.
Mothers day is just around the corner! Find that special lady who has always been there for you the gift she deserves.
I know how hard it can be to figure out a gift for the woman who has always been there for us. That's why I compiled a list of unique ideas that might give you some inspiration. We all have mothers, but we all don't have the same mother. What one woman likes, may be another's nightmare. Whether you're reading this because you're a husband looking to buy your wife a mothers day gift, someone looking for their own mother, or a mother sending this link to your husband as a hint, I hope this list will give you some good ideas or at least some direction.
I would say, my mom would fall into the category of the homemaker, but she always knew how to take care of herself on the beauty side of things. I still get asked to this day if she is my sister. Yeah, she looks good for her age. She was always such a good example of what it means to put your life before your kids, but also look classy doing so. I can learn a lot from her, and so when it comes to picking her out a gift, it has to be special, unique, and fitting to her style and personality. I would love to hear your ideas!
Last year I got her this necklace, which she absolutely loved. I'm pretty sure I got the idea from someone else's list of ideas, so I thought I would share the love. Maybe your mom will like it just as much as mine did.
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Now let's get to some ideas and be a little more specific to her personality and/or needs.
The Homemaker Mother
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I did a review on this product a few weeks ago. It's something I have used for the past 4 years and can testify that it works incredibly. Just the mascara alone with help your lashes grow thicker and longer in 6 weeks! Believe me, your wife or mom will absolutely LOVE this.
Did you know that your pillow case can give you wrinkle? Maybe this wouldn't be the best choice for the husband to give the wife (wouldn't want any trouble) but maybe a mother to give to her mother ;-)
Vichy products are incredible! For some reason, the French know what they are doing when it comes to beauty products. This is one product imparticular that I love. After I use it, my blackheads come right out with barely any effort. Pamper your mom or wife with this luxurious yet affordable product!
I haven't gone a morning or night without cleansing my face with this amazing product. I wrote a blog post about xylitol, which is one of the ingredients in this product. Read more about it here!
The Book Worm Mother
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The "I need a pick me up" Mother
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This machine has literally changed my life after having kids. Every morning, I need my coffee in order to function. How great is pushing a button and getting a better than Starbucks coffee in no time.