Tag Archives: Relationship

2014: Your Best Year Yet

  The American Indians tell a parable of a brave who found an eagle’s egg and put it into the nest of a prairie chicken. The eaglet hatched with the brood of chicks and grew up as one of them.  All his life, the changeling eagle, thinking he was prairie chicken, did what prairie chickens […]

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Walking or Stumbling Through Life?

The book of Ephesians reveals to us the mystery, the majesty, and the beauty of the church. In the beginning, the apostle Paul arrests our attention with the Holy Spirit’s description of who we are and what we can and should do as the bride of Christ. In the end, we are overwhelmed and blessed […]

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Basic Relationship Styles

Marriage experts identify three primary relationship styles that are common in our culture. Although sometimes different terms are employed, these three types of relationships are typically known as complimentary, symmetrical, and parallel. For existing marriages the style has already been established and it generally remains static throughout the relationship. However, awareness of the various styles […]

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Couples Who Pray Together Stay Together

You have probably heard the old adage, “couples who pray together stay together.” You may be pleased to discover that this expression is more than just popular wisdom. Research studies have verified what Bible believing, God fearing people have understood for ages. Married couples who pray, study scripture, attend church, and otherwise jointly participate in […]

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Ancient Insights and Modern Explanations of Love

What is love? Is it an emotion or feeling? Is it a relationship state or status? Is it a choice or decision? The answer is: “Yes”… to all of the above! And each of these factors plays a significant role regarding love in marriage. While love is certainly multifaceted, there is a great deal of […]

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Don’t Go To Bed Angry

The Bible admonishes us to “let not the sun go down upon your wrath” (Eph. 4:26).  Some have paraphrased this scriptural mandate with the simple phrase “don’t go to bed angry”.  These are sound words to apply in any relationship or situation.  But, certainly we would be remiss if we did not apply this timeless […]

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Setting The Tone For A Peaceful Evening

  There are a few specific times of the day that seem to hold special importance with respect to establishing a positive mood in the home. Our words and actions during these times have significant ramifications. Indeed, how we handle these times can go a long way to either making or breaking our marriage and […]

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Starting the Day Off Right at Home

  One should always be mindful of being loving, helpful, and respectful to his/her partner. Every day and every waking moment is important. We should never take one another for granted or misuse the time that we are blessed to have with our spouse and family. However, there are a few specific times of the […]

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Ten Easy Resolutions To Improve Your Marriage

  While mulling over ways to change your life for the better this year, why not consider a resolution to improve your marriage? Virtually nothing else that you resolve to do will be more advantageous to your life and happiness in the long run. Here are ten suggestions for relatively easy resolutions you can make […]

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Keeping Your Marriage Strong In A Weak Economy

  It is certainly no secret that money problems are among the top challenges that married couples face when it comes to developing and sustaining a healthy relationship.  In tough economic times the potential for marital conflict over financial issues can be greater than usual.  Even among those fortunate enough to remain employed throughout the […]

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