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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue