February 14: The Story of Valentine’s Day

Valentine's day countdown

Valentine’s Day Countdown (Photo credit: Julie K)

On Thursday, Feb. 14, think of a man.  He was a young priest, wholly committed to his faith in Christ.  When it was declared by the state that soldiers could not marry, he performed their weddings secretly.  Once discovered, he was  Read more of this post

3 Powerful Questions Spouses Ask Each Other

Inattention and disaffection are crippling to a marriage.  Becoming “one flesh” is complicated by the exponential growth of responsibility over the years of our marriages.  Before long, the urgent crowds out the important and our marriage relationship takes backseat to marriage business.

What follows are three questions that may Read more of this post

The Humpty Tweet

We tweeted something earlier that struck a chord with many.  The responses ranged from affirmation to inquiry to the questioning of the legitimacy of our point.

So, we thought we’d carry the discussion over to our blog to expand and expound upon what we consider to be a valid observation.

The tweet? Read more of this post

Falling Out of Love

“I don’t love you like that anymore.  I’ve fallen out of love with you.”  A short time later, papers to dissolve the marriage are served.  Divorce.  No.  This is too convenient!  What are we really saying when we declare we’ve “fallen out of love”? Read more of this post

Energizing Your Sex Life

Energizing Your Sex Life

Image by Łukasz Strachanowski via Flickr

The bad rap on marriage is that wedded couples experience diminished quantity and quality.  Whether it is the familiarity couples enjoy with one another, the rigors of our daily lives or a combination of these and other factors, the reality is that sex can get routine and less fulfilling without some proaction.  We recommend 3 areas that can Read more of this post

The Question of Submission in Marriage-Part I

Love and Marriage

Marriage and Submission

Submit.  The overall perception of this term as it applies in marriage tends to produce a negative reaction in too many of us.  In these more liberal times, even Christians try to negotiate their way out of having submission be a feature in their marriages.  Of what are we afraid?  What is it that we fear about submission? Read more of this post

What Is Trust To Marriage?

Trust.  It is foundational to a strong marriage.  It is an element of marital relationship which promotes growth and stability in every other aspect of it.  And often, we don’t recognize how important trust is until it becomes compromised.

In the context of marriage, trust is defined as Read more of this post

Let’s Play!

“Women need foreplay.”

“Women can’t ‘get going’ without a little foreplay.”

“Men are always ready but women need foreplay.”

“Men are physical and are always ready for sex.  Women are emotional and require some mental priming for sex.”

In reality, men generally love foreplay as much as women.  How many men dislike oral sex?  Foreplay gets a Read more of this post

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