Tag Archives: Marriage

Emotional Safety in Marriage

Emotional Safety in Marriage

Safety in Marriage God created each of us with hearts that desire to be open. It takes emotional energy to keep thoughts and feelings hidden. When we feel frustrated or hurt, a common response is to shut down emotionally—to protect, rather than share our hearts. To experience intimacy in marriage, both partners need to feel […]

Why I Wrote This Book – 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Marriage

Why I Wrote This Book

Why I Wrote This Book Marriages can get stuck in survival mode. If you have been married for more than a week, I’m certain you’re aware that your marriage is not perfect. No marriage relationship is. And regardless of how wonderful or terrible your marriage may seem right now, I’m also certain that you are […]

The Power of Acceptance in Marriage – Sue Detweiler

The Power of acceptance in marriage

The Power of Acceptance in Marriage Every human being is woven together by God in a unique way. You can either magnify your spouse’s weaknesses, thereby causing strife with your scrutiny, or you can accept who God made them to be. I struggled with accepting Wayne early on in our marriage. Here is his testimony […]

3 Ways to Build Friendship in Marriage

Build Friendship in Marriage Many relationships begin with positive, life-giving time spent together. What were some of your favorite things to do when you were first forming a relationship with your spouse? Do you remember how those activities and the time spent together drew you closer? You likely felt affirmed, appreciated, and encouraged. You enjoyed […]

3 Ways to Make Marriage an Adventure by Wayne Detweiler

Make Marriage Adventure

Being married is an adventure. Let’s face it; we each bring habits and expectations into a marriage. None of us is perfect. I know I fall short as a husband; all men do. Just as every woman fails to be a perfect wife. The words, “’Til death do us part,” join us with a partner […]

3 Things You Need to Say to Help Your Marriage

Help your marriage

3 Things Your Spouse Needs to Hear You Say to Help Your Marriage Have you ever found yourself saying the wrong thing at the wrong time to your spouse? I know I have. In order to say words that build up and encourage our spouse we need to see them as God’s recreations through Christ. […]

3 Ways to Know if your Marriage is Drifting

Marriage Drifting

Is Your Marriage Drifting? Have you ever been in the middle of a conversation with your spouse, and you realized that your mind is drifting? You have no idea what your spouse just said, but you act like you got it all. 1. Drifting Happens When We Aren’t Paying Attention Marriage drifting happens when we […]