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.
Do you ever get the feeling that your marriage is slipping away from you? Like all of the sudden, you realize your once dedicated and happy relationship somehow took a turn for the worse? Find out what I did to not only win my husband back, but come out stronger than ever before. To get your man back fast, there are a series of things to consider. Is your marriage worth it to you? Are you willing to go above and beyond to do what it takes to get your husband back after you’ve lost him to divorce, separation, distance, or you’ve just grown apart. It takes a lot of work to get your man back, but it start with you becoming a healthy person fro yourself.
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.
I came up with a list of common things that are said in relationships that could be transformed into a useful tool of communication. You see, it's good to express how you feel and say what you need to say, but it's how we say it that often leaves us in the gutter. Communication, as you know, is key to having a thriving and well-balanced relationship.
Guys aren’t exactly open about their need and wants — you have to sometimes dig a little deeper to figure out who they are, and how you can be there for them — and love them the way that they need to be loved. Men have many needs, surprisingly so, that require attention. The top 8 important things that guys need have a lot to do with who men are in general. How men feel most loved is not what you would expect it to be, as well as what makes him happy. It’s hard for guys to be transparent and honest about their feelings, so I’ve done some research on the matter — drilling my husband. The best way to know what men want and need, is to get to know your spouse specifically on a deeper level. How do we do this?