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10 Marriage Lessons I Learned from Doing the Insanity

Marriage lessons can come from the most unlikely places. Inspired by my husband, I embarked on a journey to complete the Insanity. Honestly, this was the first time I approached the Insanity as a personal challenge. I have completed the Insanity. However, this…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on April 18, 2014 at 7:05am — 1 Comment

10 Tips for a Successful Couple's Budget Meeting

One of the most contentious issues for couples is finances. Couples who are working together to eliminate debt usually face one big hurdle – the famous budget meeting. For some…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on April 11, 2014 at 6:48am — 2 Comments

3 Benefits of Setting Boundaries in Marriage

For some couples, the concept of having boundaries in marriage would be anxiety provoking. Why boundaries are needed in marriage if we are…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on March 28, 2014 at 5:52am — 1 Comment

5 Marriage Ideas that Create Intimacy

Last week I was counseling a couple who was having problem communicating about money. In the midst of the conversation, they started arguing with each other instead of communicating.  One of my rules in…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on March 21, 2014 at 7:09am — 4 Comments

Will you let your children take you to court too?

Raising children is one of the most rewarding experiences a couple can share.  Two individuals coming together to love, train, discipline, educate, encourage and inspire a baby to mature into a…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on March 14, 2014 at 6:31am — 2 Comments

Can I really do the Insanity Workout?

That was the main question I asked myself in January 2013. The Insanity Workout is intimidating. The name by itself suggested that if I embarked on this journey I need to be placed in an asylum. My husband put the challenge out there – he…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on March 7, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments

The Silent Killer

There is a vicious killer that is destroying marriages one by one. It sneaks into home; hides in mobile devices and home computer. It hides between  the pews in churches. No one who comes in contact…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on February 28, 2014 at 6:37am — No Comments

What will be your legacy?

Your children might do what you say, but chances are they are more likely to do what you do. You might not like it. Face it, you are their role model.…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on February 21, 2014 at 6:45am — 2 Comments

What is Your Purpose and Plan?

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Trying to figure out on your own what your purpose and plan is can be outright a struggle, long, outdrawn and expensive. I know because I have tried to figure things out on my own and it got me to a place of frustration, depression and DEBT. Eww….DEBT. No one likes the sound of that word. However, what I did learn in all of this was that placing God on the…

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Added by Maritza Molis on February 18, 2014 at 10:25am — 2 Comments

An Endless Valentine's Day Gift

I glanced away was to jot down priceless marriage wisdom. As if by looking away, a treasure would just disappear right in front of my eyes.   This was not my first marriage retreat, but it was the first marriage retreat with Les and Jean on the panel.  Who are Les and Jean? …

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Added by Marie Mertilus on February 14, 2014 at 6:33am — No Comments

A Spiritually Connected Marriage

Is that even possible? I am not talking about just going to church. You can go to church every day and…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on February 7, 2014 at 6:13am — 2 Comments

Watch out for these 4 marriage killers

The marital relationship is quite complex. I truly believe marriage is the best catalyst on earth. It can expose the best or the worst character of an individual. If not careful,   instead of reflecting…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on January 31, 2014 at 6:11am — 4 Comments

Are you on track with your 2014 goals?

At the end of 2013, I did a review of my goals.  I celebrated the goals I met and reevaluated the goals I did not meet.  I decided 2014 is my year to take it up a…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on January 24, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Conflicts are Good

Most married couples tried to avoid conflicts at all cost. Some couples pretend that nothing is wrong. Some couples allow conflicts to escalate to a point of no return.…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on January 17, 2014 at 5:51am — 2 Comments

5 Tips to Build An Intentional Marriage

According to the Centers for Disease Control, fifty percent of first marriages end in divorce. Couples are walking down the aisle, but they are missing the most important point - love that survives the trials of life need to be intentional. With long work hours, long commute and a saturated electronic world, couples who succeed in marriage are…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on January 10, 2014 at 6:06am — 8 Comments

Who are you not to be?

2014 is here. This is your year. What type of marriage you will have this year? An average marriage or an amazing marriage? The New Year is your opportunity to create the marriage that you want. Be determined to create a marriage that will…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on January 3, 2014 at 5:35am — 2 Comments

A New Idea That's not So New

This idea is so obvious, but so many couples do not even consider it. It is like a fine diamond waiting to be discovered.  I must say I applied it to money, work, etc., but just like many couples it…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on December 27, 2013 at 5:47am — No Comments

What Can You Learn from A Child?

Children have a funny way of teaching life lessons unexpectedly. I knew motherhood would teach me patience on a new level, but the marriage lessons I have been getting from my son have been priceless.…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on December 20, 2013 at 5:43am — 8 Comments

Don't Wait. The Time Will Never Be Just Right

I was really encouraged by an e-mail that I received from a client. This is a wife who is tired of living in a marriage that is now a roommate arrangement. Is she bailing out?  Will she complain and…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on December 13, 2013 at 5:39am — No Comments

Don't let your thoughts hijack your marriage

Self-esteem plays a big role in relationship. What you tell yourself when you are alone or the tapes you play in your head after you had an argument with your spouse can make or break your marriage.…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on December 6, 2013 at 5:12am — 4 Comments

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