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Marriage and Family Matters


#8 Make Date Night a Priority

When I say make date night a priority, I don’t mean you have to go out and spend money. Date night in can be just as fun and beneficial at home. Taking time out during your week or toward the end of your week is a great way to relax and spend time together as […]

#7 Don’t Settle for Divorce (It’s not even and option for us)

When you and your spouse were talking about marriage before becoming engaged, did you consider your marriage to be disposable? Did you have divorce in the back of your mind as an “escape clause”? Why? If you were so unsure of marriage, why get married in the first place? God designed marriage to be a […]

#6 Learn from the Past, Love in the Present, Live for the Future

Learn from the Past Whatever happened in the past needs to be forgiven and forgotten. If you want to have a great marriage, forgiveness is a MUST. Holding a grudge is only going to drive a wedge between you and your spouse. Any disagreements you have had in the past or even ongoing, let them go! How you responded […]

#5 Recognize Each Other’s Love Language

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#4 Be Intimate

CAUTION: SEX IS DISCUSSED IN THIS POST… Intimacy. Let that word soak in for a bit… What comes to mind when you think of intimacy? (…sex…?) Did you think of something different? If you did, good for you! Intimacy is about more than sex! Yes, sex is great and God designed it for couples to […]

#3 Pick you Battles (Fight Fair)

So, not going to bed mad leads me into another important practice in marriage, “pick your battles”. I don’t know about you, but I struggle with this daily. I admit, I can be a bit of a control freak. I like to do things by myself or my way. This was a huge bump in […]

#2 Don’t Go to Bed Mad (Ever)

Shortly after we became engaged, Joel and I had a college professor tell us to “never ever go to bed mad”. We have lived by these words ever since then. (Thanks, Steve!) Now, your personalities may differ so much so that one of you wants to talk about the situation quickly and move on; or you […]

#1 Pray Together

Practice number one is praying together. This should be the most important practice in your marriage. It is also one of the most challenging practices to keep up on. Sure, we all have busy lives. Sure, we value sleep. Sure, we make excuses, but prayer is so important in your relationships. “I don’t have time […]

10 Things That You Should Be Practicing in Your Marriage

This post contains affiliate links, to see my full disclosure policy, click here. Several of our friends and young people who we have mentored in the past have asked us if we had any good advice for marriage. So, Joel and I came up with a list of important things we try to practice in our marriage. Click […]