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How is Your Patience Meter?

There is a sure way to test your patience meter - by assessing your interactions with your spouse and your child. I have had the chance to look at my patience meter and the look was not pretty. I know that being patience with my husband is one of the…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on January 16, 2015 at 7:34am — 2 Comments

3 Ways Knowing Yourself Can Help Your Marriage

Can we really be the best spouse we can be if we don't know ourselves? I truly believe that any man or woman who wants to get married or is married must dedicate continual time to really have some self-examination. I am not talking about…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on January 9, 2015 at 6:37am — 2 Comments

4 Things You Should Consider Before You Pick the Next Marriage Book

Marriage will always remain an uncharted territory. It is truly a lifetime journey not a destination. The best way a couple can even get close to comprehend the bond of marriage is by dedicating intentional time to make it grow. However, many…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on December 26, 2014 at 7:15am — 4 Comments

The # 1 Thing That Every Successful Couple Do

An argument occurred; she shut down. There is no talking. She felt unheard. He felt disrespected. He initiated reconciliation by trying to be close physically. She pulled away; he felt punished. She felt that he was…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on December 19, 2014 at 7:51am — 4 Comments

Is Your Marriage A Place of Growth?

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Added by Marie Mertilus on December 12, 2014 at 6:18am — 1 Comment

Having Troubles Connecting With Your Spouse Spiritually? Try These 5 Tips

Spirituality can mean many things to individuals. In a marriage, spirituality can be a bond that help the marriage grow or a point of contention. There are couples that argue that their spouse not going to church or pray. Spirituality in marriage really…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on October 17, 2014 at 7:24am — 2 Comments

Looking to Laugh? Inject Your Marriage with Playtime

When was the last time you really play with your spouse?

I’m talking about real fun. Playing, laughing, the kind of play that you…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on October 10, 2014 at 7:12am — 4 Comments

10 Proverbs for Great Marriage Communication

Communication is the key. Studies show countless times that married couples who communicate effectively have more success in their marriages. In addition, couples who communicate have fewer conflicts. In order for communication to be…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on October 3, 2014 at 7:25am — 2 Comments

The ONE Conversation Every Couple Should Have

One of the first questions I ask to couples who engage in counseling for financial unity is “Did you discuss finances prior to marriage?” Surprisingly, many married couples never had an in-depth discussion about their finances prior to marriage. In many…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on September 26, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Who Will Make The First Move?

A few years back, I was working with a couple that faced a crossroad in their marriage. Both wife and husband saw a need for change, but both spouses made conditional requests before they were willing to give the marriage a chance. Trust in a…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on September 12, 2014 at 7:23am — 1 Comment

Do you understand your spouse’s definition of intimacy?

I participated at a great marriage workshop this past Tuesday. The hot topic of the day was intimacy. Intimacy has been associated and sometime defined as sex. However, sex is not…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on September 5, 2014 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

5 Reasons You Should Lean Into Your Marriage Conflicts

For many couple facing marriage conflicts is like walking on egg shells. Deep down inside, there is a desire to have a healthy marriage. However, most couples look the other way instead of getting acquainted with their marriage problems.…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on August 29, 2014 at 5:47am — 2 Comments

What Will Your Kid Say About Your Marriage?

Your kid will tell a story about your marriage. What will be your story? Your know children are like sponges; they soak up everything that they see and hear. My son will turn 2 years old next month and it is so funny to see him imitating me…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on August 15, 2014 at 6:52am — 2 Comments

Is Your Work or Calling Destroying the Viability of Your Marriage?

I was having a conversation with my husband and he mentioned to me that recently he has encountered many spouses who are placing their marriages at risk. He proceeded to tell that he would never sacrifice the health of our marriage for…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on August 8, 2014 at 7:06am — 3 Comments

How to Give 100% Commitment in Your Marriage

Are you in it for the long haul? Marriages that fail are due to selfishness and lack of commitment.

The honeymoon does not have to end. But you have to put in the work. Just because you said “I do”, you don’t have the right to put your marriage on cruise control. Great marriage requires work and healthy food. Commit to feed your marriage daily. Have a selfless attitude toward your spouse. Remember it is NOT about you.…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on August 1, 2014 at 6:44am — 2 Comments

3 Things Every Successful Intimate Partners Have in Marriage

Without emotional intimacy in a marriage, spouses become two business partners or roommates living under the same roof. When there is emotional intimacy in a marriage spouses feel respected, loved and appreciated. Emotional intimacy provides a sense of security for the marriage. Without emotional intimacy  a marriage is diseased.

How do couples become business…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on July 25, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

10 Tips To Create a Strong Family Unit

It is in a woman’s nature to create a strong and functional family unit with her spouse. The family unit might differ from home to home. However, commitment, unity, quality time are some family values that most women desired in a mate. Having the desire to have a strong family is one thing, but seeing that desire being fulfilled by a spouse is at the utmost importance. Many couples fail to discuss family commitment…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on July 18, 2014 at 6:19am — 4 Comments

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