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  • How to Have the Kind of Marriage Your Kids Really Want You to Have

    How to Have the Kind of Marriage Your Kids Really Want You to Have We may not realize it, but our children need us to have a strong marriage. You don’t realize how much they’re watching. Or at least not how closely they’re watching. Because I thought I knew how much it meant to them.  But it wasn’t […]

  • 8 Ingredients to Help You Grow in Your Marriage

    In a few weeks, John and I will celebrate 47 years of marriage. It seems to have gone by way too fast, but with five married kids and 21 grandchildren, we haven’t had much time to notice the pace. We are simply thankful. Today we are most grateful for our sweet companionship. No, our marriage […]


    Can a marriage be saved from the brink of divorce? What would that even look like? I’ve collected stories and advice for couples hoping to save their marriage from divorce. When someone signs up for my email list, they get a little welcome email which asks them to respond back stating something they are currently struggling […]


    I wish I could tell you all the insider marriage tips to having a fabulous marriage, but honestly, I have no clue! This series is not about me teaching you how to better your marriage, but us learning together. A few months ago, my husband said something to me that really stopped me in my tracks. He told me […]


    I lay there next to him in bed wondering what my next move should be. I rolled over from my back to my side, attempting to look straight into his eyes, but clouds of anger, hurt, and sadness filled the space between us. Everything was blurry. Minutes earlier, he finished sharing a list with me. […]

  • How I Fight to Keep My Marriage Strong

    I’ve been married to my best friend for 21 years! And friends, let me tell you, our marriage hasn’t been easy! It’s been hard work. There have been times when I honestly didn’t know if we would last. Times when I just wanted to give up because it was hard and painful. But now I’m […]

  • 15 Signs Your Marriage Is Over

    15 Signs Your Marriage Is Over  mend ma “Till death does us apart” seems to have become simply a statement to be made at weddings. Surely every marriage is different and one cannot judge unless it’s happening to you. But, there is no denying that there are some universal truths and golden rules when it […]

  • 4 Common Mistakes that Destroy Marriages

    4 Common Mistakes that Destroy Marriages Marriages are unique in many ways, created by two different people with different thoughts, ideas, emotions, histories and habits. So the undoing of marriages should also be different depending on the marriage, right? You might think so, but marriage-ending mistakes tend to fall into just a few categories. Here […]

  • Factors That Affect the Longevity of Marriage

    Factors That Affect the Longevity of Marriage Marriage is a marathon, not a sprint (except for some Hollywood marriages, of course, which only last as long as sprints but probably feel like marathons!). If you’ve ever run a marathon, you know that each and every mile can have a different mood. Usually a different part of your […]

  • How to Protect Your Marriage from Outside Influences

      How to Protect Your Marriage from Outside Influences Just as in that old saying, “It takes a village to raise a child,” it also takes a village to make a marriage. Or to make a successful marriage, anyway. Modern wedding ceremonies evolved in part from ancient gatherings of tribes and families where a couple’s […]

  • 7 (Most Dangerous) Marriage Mistakes to Avoid

    7 (Most Dangerous) Marriage Mistakes to Avoid Marriage is a marathon, not a sprint, and it takes work – constant focus – to avoid exhaustion that can lead to big problems, even quitting the race. A muscle ache, tendon twinge, or bruised foot that you could ignore in a short sprint will add up to […]

  • Does Marriage Counseling Really Work?

    You’ve tried to make it work on your own, but no matter what do you it seems like your marriage just isn’t getting better so you’re thinking about marriage counseling. You know the stereotype of a couple screaming at one other while a disinterested egghead looks on in disapproval. But you’re desperate and you’re considering […]

  • Can Separation From Your Spouse Help Save Your Marriage

    Preventing divorces and healing broken marriages is one of my passions, and it’s also what I’ve been doing every day for 11 years or so. In this video, which I’m going to keep as brief as possible, I’ll answer one of the more interesting questions I’ve received from a client this week… “can separating from […]

  • 16 Ways to Protect Your Marriage

    16 Ways to Prevent Your Spouse from Having an Affair Let’s face it – marriage can be difficult. It seems like more and more people are having an affair these days, and unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably noticed tons of stories all over the news, too. Heartbreaking, right?! If there’s ever been […]

  • The War In Your Brain Is Killing Your Marriage!

    There is a war going on.  It isn’t between you and your spouse. It is right between your ears!  Your brain is at war with itself. Well, to be more accurate, there are two parts of your brain that are constantly at odds with each other, both looking for different things. And the part of […]

  • Certainty Versus Variety In Marriage

    “But I haven’t change!,” he told me.  His wife said he had.  He claimed he hadn’t. “Too bad,” I said, “you need to change!  If you haven’t, you are already in trouble.” He wanted to be the same ol’ guy she married.  But he wasn’t.  And if he was, that would not be a good […]

  • Separation: Can It Save Your Marriage?

    You want to save your marriage.  Your spouse seems to only want to destroy it.  That is a pretty common scenario for people who visit my website. And so, I often have the question asked, “Should we separate?  Will a separation save my marriage?” Can a separation save a marriage? Short answer:  yes, it can. […]

  • Save Your Marriage In 3 Simple Steps

    “So, how DO you save your marriage?” asked the frustrated voice on the other end of the call.  “Eric” had been working to save his marriage for some time.  And it seemed that no matter where he looked, all he saw was conflicting advice:  “fix your communication,” “make her jealous,” “use reverse psychology,” and lots […]

  • 3 Reasons Why Your Marriage Isn’t Turning Around

    Your spouse told you your marriage was in trouble. You responded. You did your research, perhaps found some information, and decided to save your marriage. Now, you are beginning to wonder, “Is this marriage ever going to improve?  Will it turn around?  Can I save my marriage?” Sometimes, people put forth some effort and see […]

  • 5 Reasons Your Marriage Isn’t Turning Around

    I often get emails and phone calls asking, “Why isn’t my marriage turning around?  Why aren’t things improving?” My first assessment is to see how long they have been trying. (I heard from a guy that told me he had spent the afternoon on the marriage, and it was no different!)  Sometimes, the timeframe is too […]

  • Can Every Marriage Be Saved? Will YOUR Marriage Be Saved?

    I am in the process of trying to provide more resources to help people who want to know how to save a marriage.  So, I turned to the experts in that area:  you!  I sent out a request to some people by email, asking them to take a very short survey. First, I was shocked […]

  • End Your Controlling Behavior (before it ends your marriage)

    Are you trying to save your marriage after hearing a spouse tell you that you are always controlling.  How can you save a marriage when a spouse has given up, due to your controlling behavior?  Hang in there, and we will explore that question. I hear from people almost everyday, telling me that their spouse has just […]

  • Can A Separation Save A Marriage?

    In the past few days, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones announced they are separating.  Reportedly, the reason for the separation is to “take some time apart and work on themselves.”  The 13 year marriage has endured Douglas’ throat cancer and Zeta-Jones’ diagnosis of suffering from Bi-Polar Disorder.  The same report also notes that there has been […]

  • 8 Steps That Can Save Your Marriage from Divorce

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  • I Hate My Husband—Now What?

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  • 130 Creative Ways to Say I Love You to Your Spouse

    We all know how important it is to say I love you to our spouses. But while the words “I love you” are great, sometimes they just don’t feel like enough! Here’s a fun list of 130 everyday ways to say I love you to your husband or wife. These are sweet ways to let he or she really know […]

  • 5 Ways to Fall Back in Love With Your Husband

    I was sitting in a hotel room on a king-sized bed at a conference. I was sitting there alone, not minding being alone, wishing that I missed him. Wishing I missed the man I’d been married to for eleven years and forgetting what the touch of his hand felt like. His calloused, farm-boy hand, the […]

  • 4 Signs You’re With the Right Person

    1. They’re Attentive Small, daily gestures of romance are an important part of a supportive relationship, especially when they align with your personal needs. If you’re feeling under the weather, for example, you’ll appreciate your partner more if he or she makes you soup rather than brings home concert tickets, Schoenfeld says. “Having a partner […]

  • My Husband Wants A Divorce—What Do I Do Now?

    Nothing is more exciting than to hear from someone whose marriage was literally brought back to life when it appeared to be dead. Recently we heard from a wife who made a decision to obey God’s command in Ephesians 5:33,  even after they were separated! Read what she says: Photo Credit: Branden Harvey My husband wanted […]


    When my husband and I were dating, we went to one of the most lavish weddings I can remember. It was before brides were pinning their dream days on Pinterest, and looking back, I’ll bet Pinterest probably sent a correspondent to this same wedding just to take a look at all of the details. The […]

  • 15 Tips From a Couple Who NEVER Fight About Money

    “Yeah right!” That’s what most people think when I tell them my husband Nate and I don’t fight about money. It’s completely true. We never have. That isn’t to say we always agree with each other. We might disagree, but having a disagreement for us is totally different than fighting. My definition of fighting: Arguing, […]

  • When a Husband Shuts His Wife Out of His Life

    He doesn’t include you in his decisions.  He leaves you out of his heart and his life.  Not only is the love and passion gone from the marriage, but so is the friendship and the common courtesy to respect each other. If your man has shut you out of his life, of course your heart will ache […]

  • To The Wife Who Feels Like She’s Failing

    Every couple experiences marriage problems and struggles. But, what’s not normal is feeling alone in your marriage. This relationship advice is for the wife who feels like she’s failing in her marriage. I want to ask you an honest question: are you feeling alone in your marriage? Are you feeling like you’re failing as a […]


    4 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT MARRIED COUPLES AND SEPARATE BANK ACCOUNTS Separate bank accounts mean you don’t trust your spouse. The lies. Like seriously, who comes up with this stuff? So, let me clear up some things first. Separate is not always about trust for some people. People choose to have separate bank accounts for all sorts […]

  • 3 Ways To Get Back In Sync With Your Spouse

    Marriage is a roller coaster of ups and downs. Most of the time, husband and I are clicking, everything is smooth and all is right with the world. But sometimes, for no discernible reason, we are just out of sync. For us, that usually means a lot of bickering, easy frustration and just an overall feeling of distance. […]

  • This Is the Number One Predictor of Divorce—and How to Fix It

    Dr. John Gottman, Ph.D, author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work,  is one of the world’s foremost marriage researchers. He’s spent four decades studying couples at The Gottman Institute in order to determine what really causes a rift between two people—and how to fix it. Here’s where it gets interesting: After all that research, Dr. Gottman noticed a […]

  • Expert Reviewed How to Convince Someone to Trust You Again

    If you’re trying to regain someone’s trust, meet with them in person to apologize for what you did and tell them that you want to work on earning their trust back. Once you’ve apologized, work on proving that you’re trustworthy by making promises and keeping them, like calling when you say you will. Do small […]

  • Six Questions to Ask Your Partner Before You Get Married

    Here are six questions you want to ask your partner before getting married.  You may think these questions are answered just by getting to know someone in a relationship.  However, I’ve seen quite a few couples in therapy where they assumed what their spouse’s stance was on something – only to find out they assumed incorrectly.  When […]

  • Don’t Want to Fight Over Money? Stop Doing These 12 Things-they just might save your relationship.

    Squabbles over finances are one of the top reasons for divorce. Try these tips—they just might save your relationship. Avoiding the ‘money talk’ According to a Money Magazine poll of married adults over age 25 with household incomes above $50,000, 70 percent of couples argued about money more than household chores, time spent together, sex, snoring, and what’s […]

  • How to Break a Relationships :- Easily and 100% guarantee

    How to Break a Relationship / Marriage Video Description:- 0.01- How to Break a Relationship / Marriage 0.05- 1. Do not use it to Harm some … 0.10- 2. Use only if your partner has left you suddenly or has stopped talking to you … 0.17- 3. Use only if you believe that your partner […]

  • How to Love Your Boyfriend (Husband) More

    How to Love Your Boyfriend (Husband) More Love is a difficult thing to quantify and measure, so asking whether you can make yourself love someone “more” or “less” isn’t an easy thing to answer. There’s an old saying that love is like a nylon stocking – if you stretch it and hold it up to […]

  • 8 Talks to Have Before Tying the Knot

    When it comes to tying the knot, what you don’t know really can hurt you. This means that despite how uncomfortable, shy, or uninterested you may be in having tough talks with your partner, it’s important you do so. Some of these topics are obvious ones, while others slide under the radar, or may be […]

  • 8 Ways to Resolve Relationship Conflicts

    8 Ways to Resolve Relationship Conflicts From time to time every couple goes through a rough patch. Even married couples with the strongest of bonds will have a heated argument here and there. The couples who enjoy the healthiest relationships, however, tend to be very good at managing conflict and working through disagreements. In this article, […]

  • 6 Factors That Lead To Divorce

    Okay! So let’s jump right into the goods. Reason 1 – You or your partner withdraw from conflicts. When you try and talk to your partner about a tough issue or problem in your relationship, does he or she engage with you or do they pull away? Studies show that if they pull away, it […]

  • 5 Signs Your Husband Wants A Divorce (And How To Prevent It)

    If your marriage is ‘on the rocks’ and you’re worried that your spouse is thinking about asking for a divorce, then this article is for you. I’ll explain a few signs to look for that indicate your husband is thinking about divorce, and I’ll tell you how to stop it and how to begin repairing […]


    REVIEW OF “THE DEVOTION SYSTEM” BY AMY NORTH OVERALL: 9.7 / 10 EFFECTIVENESS: 9.9 / 10 FORMAT: 9.4 / 10 VALUE: 9.7 / 10 SUMMARY: The Devotion System by Amy North is a welcome addition to the online world of relationship advice. A professional relationship coach by trade, Ms. North offers up her own comprehensive advice on how to find, keep, and […]