How to Encourage Your Spouse With These 5 Actions

Being married is wonderful in the fact you have someone there with you, and for you, at all times.  It is a reciprocal relationship. Sometimes you are in need of encouragement.  Sometimes you need to encourage your spouse.  I was in need of encouragement earlier this week, and my wife was there when I needed her.

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5 Marriage Areas Husbands Need to Protect In 2013

Happily Ever After is the dream that most married couples have in the  newlywed years.  Date, fall in love, get married, buy a house, have kids, and live happily ever after.  Those of us who are married know that isn’t always the way it happens.  The 50% divorce rate provides a more in-your-face reality check that happily ever after just doesn’t happen.  At least it doesn’t happen without a fight!

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Marriage’s Biggest Challenges Can Be Good For You

It’s Friday and that means my friend Shawn Snyder, from The Odd Couple Blog, and I are teaming up on our weekly marriage blog.  Shawn will share her thoughts (in green) on the topic through the eyes of a woman/wife, and I’ll share mine (in blue) through the eyes of a man/husband.  This week’s topic is Your Biggest Marriage Obstacle and How To Deal With It.  Enjoy!

Obstacles in marriage can be a challenge

Money problems are the number one reason marriages end in divorce.  Everyone knows this, and many have witnessed it.  The finances in your marriage have the potential to be your biggest obstacle to having an awesome marriage.  I’m convinced every marriage has dealt with this obstacle regardless how much money they have.

My marriage is no different.  I can truly say money has been our biggest obstacle to date.  However, it has not been an obstacle we have let come between us.

Little White Lies. Are They Beneficial to Your Marriage?

It’s Friday and that means my friend Shawn Snyder, from The Odd Couple Blog, and I are teaming up on our weekly marriage blog.  Shawn will share her thoughts (in green) on the topic through the eyes of a woman/wife, and I’ll share mine (in blue) through the eyes of a man/husband.  This week’s topic is Little White Lies.  Enjoy!

White lies in marriage

Have you ever told a “little white lie” to your spouse?  If you have never done so, you are probably one of the few.  With so many principles of marriage being disregarded in society today, the “white lie” is viewed as harmless.

What Makes a Healthy Marriage

It’s Friday and that means my friend Shawn Snyder, from The Odd Couple Blog, and I are teaming up on our weekly marriage blog.  Shawn will share her thoughts (in green) on the topic through the eyes of a woman/wife, and I’ll share mine (in blue) through the eyes of a man/husband.  This week’s topic is a healthy marriage.  Enjoy!

Do you have a healthy marriage?  Before answering that, what makes a healthy marriage?  If you were to have a marriage checkup what would the physician prescribe?

7 Extraordinary, Yet Simple, Things You Can Do That Will Bless Your Spouse

Sometimes you get so busy and so focused on accomplishing things that you forget to focus on the relationships in your life.  I have been guilty of that lately, as there has been a lot going on in our household, and I have some goals and deadlines that I have to meet over the next 4-8 weeks.  My focus and much of my time has been there, and I haven’t spent as much quality time as I would have liked with my wife.  When this happens it is tough to function.  I’m sure she would say I am tough to deal with! 🙂