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Why Sex Matters

Why Sex Matters

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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Understanding Your Romantic Style

What’s the most romantic thing your spouse has done for you?  We asked this question of our readers, and the answers were pretty interesting … and surprising. Some readers shared…

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What If I Want Sex More Than My Husband Does?

It’s not uncommon for a woman to sheepishly approach me at an event and say, “I’m one of those women you talked about who has a higher sex drive than…

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I’m Not a Nag, Am I?

I’ll never forget the first time my husband, David, accused me of being a nag. To hear that word come out of his mouth was upsetting, even disturbing. In my…

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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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When Sex Is at the Bottom of Your List

Editor’s Note: As her daughters began their married lives, Barbara Rainey wanted to share some of the lessons she learned throughout her own marriage as well as those gleaned from…

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When Your Husband Needs Help—and Doesn’t Know It

Editor’s Note: As her daughters began their married lives, Barbara Rainey wanted to share some of the lessons she learned throughout her own marriage as well as those gleaned from…

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11 Ways to Show Respect to Your Husband

Some wives don’t understand how important respect is to a man.

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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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Treat Him Like a Man

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Nina Roesner’s 40-day devotional, The Respect Dare. Standing and waiting on Bob and Joan’s front porch, Janda realized they apparently hadn’t heard…

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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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9 Ways to Feed the Passion in Your 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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What Should Be the Wife’s ‘Role’ in Marriage?

The confusion in today’s culture about “roles” in marriage compels us to understand what the Bible says about the unique responsibilities God assigns to a wife.

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It’s Not Your Husband’s Job to Make You Happy

Think back to a time when it was downright fun to spend time with your man. How did you enjoy one another back when you were dating? You didn’t fold…

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25 Anniversary Ideas for Couples

25 Anniversary Ideas for Couples

Tired of doing the same old thing? Here are some ways to add some spice to your yearly celebration.

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6 Steps for Resolving Conflict in Marriage

6 Steps for Resolving Conflict in Marriage

There is no way to avoid conflict in your marriage. The question is: How will you deal with it?

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3 Ways to Recapture the Romance

3 Ways to Recapture the Romance

Like any good fire in the fireplace, romance needs attention and fuel.

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15 Things Wives Should Stop Doing

What do your words and actions say to your husband about your love for him?

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40 Things Husbands Should Stop Doing

Some down-to-earth, practical advice for men who want to step up to their responsibilities.

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5 Romantic Needs of a Woman

5 Romantic Needs of a Woman

A great lover must be committed to satisfying his wife’s unique needs.

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7 Things to Remember About Sex

7 Things to Remember About Sex

Your spouse approaches intimacy much differently than you.

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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?

The Scriptures clearly give us the model for being a man, a husband, and father.

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When You Lose Interest in Sex

Why do marriage partners—even men—sometimes lose interest in sex? Personally, I think the main culprit is sheer exhaustion. Tiredness and lack of exercise kill the sex drive. We become so stressed out and…

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50 Things To Say to Your Husband to Make Him Feel Great

1. Thanks for doing that. It means a lot to me when you serve me in little ways like that. 2. I am such a different woman because of the…

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5 Communication Tools That Saved My Marriage

5 Communication Tools That Saved My Marriage

Early in our marriage, these simple principles changed our hearts and transformed our relationship.

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Seven Things I Wish Id Known About Men Before I Married

Growing up with my stepdad and younger brother I thought I knew a thing or two about men. While I knew not to change the channel during a football game,…

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3 Ways to Move Toward Oneness in Your Marriage

3 Ways to Move Toward Oneness in Your Marriage

Marriage is like a three-legged race; these suggestions will help you cross the finish line in first place.

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Is Marriage a ‘Dying Institution’?

Marriage is facing some big challenges today, but that doesn’t mean we should replace it with something different.

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