Getting His Attention

Getting His Attention

[guestpost]This is a guest post from Dr. Corey Carlisle. Corey is a deeply curious observer and investigator of human relationships and sexuality. His passion is to help others experience the good and the beautiful in these areas. Corey works as an ordained Christian...

When Depression Affects Your Marriage

When Depression Affects Your Marriage

Depression can play a serious role in how a couple functions within the marriage. I've worked for several years with couples who function fairly well until a bout of depression comes in. Sometimes, its the wife who struggles with depression, sometimes the husband, and...

Is Your Marriage Essential?

Is Your Marriage Essential?

I recently finished the book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. It's such a great book that I'm going through it a second time. While the concepts in the book are most likely to be embraced as a way to work less and achieve more, the author makes it clear...

Play: The 4-Letter Word You Need to Add to Your Marriage

Play: The 4-Letter Word You Need to Add to Your Marriage

Did you know that there are huge psychological benefits to play? Sadly, many adults forget how to engage in playing behaviors and instead live a life of work, work, work. If your marriage is void of play, you'll probably find that you just don't enjoy it too much. So,...

How to Have a Great Date Night

How to Have a Great Date Night

Date night is a great way to connect with the person you love. Since dating can help a couple feel closer to one another, I recommend this as a must-have for any couple looking to improve their marriage. Many couples get so busy with life that  they struggle to...

Embracing the Sacred in Your Marriage

Embracing the Sacred in Your Marriage

There’s this old joke: Marriage has three rings. The engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering. Hmmph. It’s sad that so many people expect marriage to be a burden. The truth is, for the Christian, marriage is a sacred union between husband and wife and a...

Be Curious: A Key To Marital Intimacy

Be Curious: A Key To Marital Intimacy

I just want to take a quick minute to introduce you to my friend and colleague, Dr. Corey Carlisle. He agreed to write this guest blog post about using curiosity to increase your marital intimacy. Read below to see how being curious can help and then say hi to him...

Three Tips For An Even Happier Marriage

Three Tips For An Even Happier Marriage

What’s better than being in a happy marriage? Having an even happier marriage! There’s some negative beliefs about marriage that even Christians can believe. In fact, when I was engaged to be married I heard plenty of tales of how we’re happy now but that our...

The Discomfort of Intimacy

The Discomfort of Intimacy

I used to know this girl that had experienced some pretty bad relationships and some sexual abuse in her past. She worked hard to “work through” all of that. She was in therapy for a couple of years, journaled pretty consistently, spent more hours in prayer than could...

5 Ways to Make Your Marriage More Intimate

5 Ways to Make Your Marriage More Intimate

I’m a huge fan of marriage. When done well, marriage gives us lessons about God, his grace, and how to be more Christ-like. Not only that, it can be a lot of fun to travel this journey of life with another person. Here are five ways to do marriage well and feel more...