To The Newlywed Wife … From a Decade Later
I wish I could speak to that fresh-faced, 22-year-old newlywed. She needed some of the wisdom that God has deposited in me over the last decade of marriage.
For the New Bride: 4 Things to Remember After Saying ‘I Do’
I had no idea what being a wife meant other than we’d live together forever, hopefully have some kids, and file a joint tax return.
After ‘I Do,’ Now What?
Marriage is a relationship that will transform you, if you let it. Saying “I do” is only the beginning of a lifetime of laughter, frustration, forgiveness, happiness, and deep joy. It’s worth it.
Young and Married: Five Things We Learned from a Weekend to Remember Getaway
There’s a secret that nobody likes to tell dating or engaged couples: Marriage is really hard.
The Enemy of Your Marriage
It doesn’t take long for fear to replace trust, for intimacy to be broken. Just look at what happened in the first marriage.
Would She Choose Her Husband … or Her Father?
An unexpected trial in the early years of one marriage.
Making Those Early-Marriage Adjustments
Couples quickly learn that adjustments are inevitable and necessary in the first years of marriage.
5 Lessons I’ve Already Learned as a New Husband
Whether you’re six months or 60 years into your marriage, God can and will continue to teach you about how to become the man He wants you to be.
5 Lessons I’ve Already Learned as a New Wife
Here are some practical things I discovered during my first six months of marriage.
25 Great Expectations for Your Marriage
Most couples face common challenges in marriage. If you don’t discuss and resolve the differences between you and your spouse, you’re headed for rough marital waters.
You Have a Special Power in the Life of Your Spouse
We all need the support of friends, family, and mentors. But there’s nothing like the love and encouragement of your spouse.
Establishing the New Normal in Your Marriage
Each of you brings a different background and a different set of expectations into your marriage. Here’s how to establish the ‘new normal.’
Leaving Your Parents Is a Balancing Act
During the first years of marriage (and sometimes for years afterward), it’s not easy to leave your parents while also honoring them.
Thoughts on the Royal Wedding
My prayers are with the royal couple as they face the challenge of living out the words of commitment, encouragement, and exhortation they heard during their wedding.
Rising Above Our Differences
Early in marriage it’s important to look for something beautiful rather than focusing negatively on differences.
The Leap List
An automobile commercial provides an interesting reflection of the way many people view marriage today.
Q&A: Sharing Common Interests With Your Spouse
Without a common foundation, the years of old age become the death years instead of the glow years.
A Hand to Hold When I Grow Old
A couple married 55 years shares some of the best marriage advice my husband and I ever received.
Building a Relationship That Outlasts Your Parenting Years
Your love can mature and sweeten during the coming seasons of your marriage.
Finally Doing Marriage God’s Way
We now have the tools to make our marriage work, and we’re sharing them with others.
Agreeing on Lifestyle Choices
Three powerful influences work together to drive many married couples over the financial cliff.
Respectfully Leaving Your Parents
When you marry, it’s important to step away from depending on your parents for your livelihood and emotional support and depend on each other instead.