Articles & Videos

Commitment

VIDEO  I’m married and I’m attracted to someone else, but not involved physically. Is this wrong? (Gary and Barb Rosberg)

Communication

Mastering the Art of Apologizing  When you hurt someone with words or actions, it’s not always easy to say the words, “I’m sorry.” At the same time, there is nothing more frustrating than the feeling…

Questions About Communication  My wife says that listening is the most important part of good communication …

VIDEO  My spouse criticizes everything I do. How can I explain how that makes me feel? Is there any hope for him to change? (Gary and Barb Rosberg)

Hints for Doing a Better Job Communicating  No one likes to be nagged. Yet many parents resort to nagging as a primary – though negative – way to communicate their feelings and desires with family members…

Blocks to Successful Communication in Marriage  The trait that is most closely linked to the success or failure of your marriage is your ability to communicate.

Building Better Communication Through Affirmation  If you’re looking for an easy way to improve communication in your marriage, I’ve got one for you…

 

Conflict Resolution

Tips for Resolving Confict in Your Marriage  All marriages have problems. Knowing how we solve our problems will give us a much better handle on our goal, which is to create warmth and intimacy as well as…

VIDEO  How can we make difficult decisions without arguing? (Gary Chapman)

 

Emotional Issues

What’s Your Fear Factor?  Once you find your safety zone as a couple,you can eliminate what we call your personal fear factor…

How Self-Care Can Improve Your Marriage  In order to get back to the place of making your marriage a top priority you will have to take the necessary steps, and work through some issues. You may or may not…

Moving Past Your Past  All of us are shaped by our memories…

Exploring Your Emotional Baggage  Your psychological perspective on your past determines, to a great extent, your personal health and vitality…

 

Especially For Men

6 Things Gals Wish Men Knew About Women  Men, here is your opportunity to get some insight into how your wife thinks, and what she would like you to know about her.

The 5 Myths of Masculinity  Research demonstrates that a man’s brain is different than his female counterpart’s. Men process information differently. Partially because of these differences…

VIDEO  What does the Bible mean when it says the husband is to be the head of the wife?(Gary Chapman)

 

Especially for Women

10 Things Guys Wish Women Knew About Men  It is likely no surprise to you that God has wired women and men differently. We all recognize some of these differences…

The Truth About the 8 Kinds of Lies Women Believe  According to Nancy Leigh DeMoss, women often fall prey to lies that can be destructive to their lives, and to their family as well…

 

Finances

Dealing with the Five Most Common Ways Couples Disagree About Money  Most of us have had the occasional heart-to-heart talk with our spouse over family finances…

 

Humor

Marriage Humor  A top-ten list for husbands and wives you won’t want to miss!

Love, Lies, and Toothpaste  “Did you use my toothpaste?” Steve, the guy I was dating hastily emerged from the bathroom, toothbrush hanging out of the side of his mouth…

Traffic-Stopping Memories  You might say our family does things a little “differently.” We approach life with the “you only live once” mentality, especially when it comes to…

What I Love About Bill  When we moved into our new neighborhood, I immediately noticed the yard at the beginning of the street. The house was fine but that yard! It looked just like…

 

Love & Romance

Why Dating Your Spouse is Good for the Whole Family  Life these days moves at a pretty hectic pace. And, in all honesty, I don’t think that’s a good thing. But what concerns me more than just the busyness of life…

Drifting In Your Marriage or Connected?  I walk our golden retriever most days early in the morning at the Dana Point Harbor near our home. Recently, “Hobie” and I were strolling along the water and an older couple was walking toward me holding hands. They looked so very happy…

What Makes a Marriage Good  There is no such thing as a perfect marriage. All marriages have problems. But, problems between spouses do not necessarily equate having a bad marriage…

Rekindling Romance in Your Marriage  Can I be perfectly honest with you? Romance doesn’t come naturally to me. Physical intimacy absolutely does. But romance—that’s another story…

10 Creative Tips for Reconnecting with Your Spouse  Far too many marriages are disconnecting because two people who were very much in love have distanced themselves because of good intentions…

10 Tips for Treating Your Spouse Like Royalty  Here are ten tips for maintaining the “magic” between you and your spouse.

6 Keys to a Better Marriage Today  Whether you’ve been married six weeks or 26 years, you know that there’s more to making a great marriage…

Keeping the Spark in Your Marriage Alive  It has often been said that the best thing you can do for your children is to love your spouse.

The Love List  Eight Little Things That Make a Big Difference.

 

Managing Your Marriage

Common Marriage Time Bandits  There are literally dozens of time bandits walking off with time…

Why Daily Devotions for Couples Often Fail  Every couple has a restless aching, not just to know God individually but to experience God together.

Prime Time: Maximizing the Minutes That Matter Most  A Few “Mundane” Moments Worth Mentioning…

 

Marriage Mentoring

What is Marriage Mentoring?  In every culture throughout human history, mentoring has been the primary means of passing on knowledge and skills.

The Fine Art of Marriage Mentoring  Marriage mentoring is one of the most significant helps to building a life-long marriage we know of.

 

Sexual Issues

10 Good Ways to Work at Sex  When a young couple begins their life together as husband and wife, they usually don’t spend too much time talking about their sexual knowledge…

VIDEO  Sex, Marriage, & Fairytales  Check out this rap/poem that is right on with its message.