Staying Married

Staying close in remarriage

How to Say ‘Not Tonight’ Without Crushing His Ego

Is it ever okay to deny his advances? Everybody needs an occasional raincheck, right?

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My husband

All My Husband Heard From Me Was ‘BOOOO!’

After we’d been married awhile, I realized I had gone from Dave’s biggest cheerleader to his biggest critic.

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Improve your sex life

10 Surprisingly Effective Ways to Improve Your Sex Life

Maintaining the marital bed isn’t always easy. Here are some ideas to help you keep your marriage strong by coming together often as husband and wife.

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young couple with heads on pillows–woman looking at man who is facing away from her

Young, Married, and Unable to Have Sex

Having grown up in the church, it came as a shock to me when my husband and I encountered difficulty consummating our marriage.

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setting goals for your marriage

Making Resolutions for a Thriving Marriage

Setting goals is important to maintaining a healthy marriage. Here are a few ideas to help you stick to them.

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Maintaining Our Individuality in Marriage

When you look at our marriage you see unity, but you also see each one of us as a different and unique person.

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A marriage license is not a receipt

A Marriage License Is Not a Receipt, It’s a Commitment

Exchanging one spouse for another isn’t as easy as returning the wrong pair of shoes. Choose wisely from the beginning and forget the return policy.

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How to ruin your sex life

How to Ruin Your Sex Life in 10 Easy Steps

It takes little energy, time, or even thought to take your bedroom romps from great to nonexistent.

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Fairy tale marriage

Moving Beyond the Fairy-Tale Marriage

The divine design of marriage calls us to something deeper—to God’s daily involvement. Because we can’t uphold our vows without Him.

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George H.W. Bush and the Marriage America Needs

I want my own marriage to resemble the one our 41st president had with his late bride, Barbara.

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Not All Millennials Wait For the “Right” Age to Get Married

There’s no doubt that marrying my high school sweetheart benefited us for the better.

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Not Another Top-Ten List

You don’t have to look far in order to find advice for how you can improve your marriage. Articles are all over the internet about what you should say to sustain your spouse’s interest, the type of clothes you should wear to appear more attractive, and how you can be even more intimate with your partner.

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Healthy marriage expectations

Not Another Statistic

What was the last negative statistic you heard about marriage? Most of us can quickly cite sources that point to the fact that half of all marriages end in divorce.

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War of words

Overcoming Communication Barriers With Your Spouse

Communication in marriage is not easy. But the fight to communicate is worth the work. In the end, you’ll find a thriving marriage rooted in oneness, not division.

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Better Marriage

Your Marriage Is Not Your Parents’

Having divorced parents doesn’t mean your own marriage will also end in divorce. You are not destined to live out the same mistakes as your parents.

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Every Marriage Needs Community

Marriage Is Not an Island: Our Need for Community

At the Weekend to Remember marriage retreat I found a profound sense of community. It reminded me of one simple fact: We are not alone.

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Our Fixer-Upper Marriage

Our Fixer-Upper Marriage

My husband and I have learned much about putting our relationship into the hands of the Master Renovator.

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Connecting with my spouse

4 Ways to Prioritize Your Spouse Above Your Schedule … And Your Kids

In our crazy, fast-paced lives, it’s easy to be distracted from what is most important. Here are some ideas to make more time for the person you love most.

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The Secret to Marriage

The Secret to My Marriage

One simple concept will guide you into the relationship you always wanted to have.

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Sex matters in marriage

Why Sex Matters In Marriage

Married couples who have sex regularly live longer, have better heart health, enjoy a deeper connection, and can let go of annoyances easier.

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I’m Not a Nag, Am I?

Four suggestions on how to be nag free and make life easier for you and your family.

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Learning to Pray With My Wife

My journey of committing to praying with my wife for 30 days and the tips I learned along the way.

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4 Ways to Harness Your Power for Good in Your Husband’s Life

God has given us women the privilege and the ability to bring life to our husbands with our love.

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5 Ways to Help Your Husband Step Up to Manhood

A wife plays a pivotal role in her husband’s transition from boyhood into manhood.

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Ways to show respect to husband

11 Ways to Show Respect to Your Husband

Some wives don’t understand how important respect is to a man. Here are some ideas for how a woman can give her spouse the esteem he longs for.

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A Hard Act for a Husband to Follow

Here’s a new way to think about leadership in your marriage.

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Passion in marriage

9 Ways to Feed the Passion in Your Marriage

We need to make a practice of tending fully to the love of our life for a few moments a day, every day.

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Meeting your spouse's sexual needs

When You Lose Interest in Sex

After you marry you have a duty before God to meet your spouse’s sexual needs. But sometimes healing and restoration must happen first.

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Romancing my wife

Your Wife’s 3 Relationship Nonnegotiables

As you study your wife and learn how to define romance according to her dictionary, you will become an irresistible man.

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What Should Be the Husband’s ‘Role’ in Marriage?

If you apply these concepts correctly, you’ll experience freedom in your roles and work better as a team to combat isolation and conflict in your marriage.

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