4 Things Your Marriage Needs

Good mentors can mean the difference between success and failure.

When Tammy and I first married, we quickly found that there were at least 4 things your marriage needs. We both knew that we would need outside help to have the marriage that we hoped for. Our birth families were good to and for us, but we wanted our marriage to be more and deeper […]

Mr. Right

There are some things that might surprise you about the right kind of man, and what they are really like. We live in a world where it seems that people feel the need to categorize others into well-established mental “boxes.” But the truth is that the men you know don’t always fit into the “Man […]

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Don’t Give Up on Your Marriage Yet!

Here are some things to consider before ending things

There have been a couple of times during my 38 years of marriage when trusted advisors said to me, “Don’t give up on your marriage yet! The best is yet to be, unless you give up and walk away.” Of course, in each of these cases, those who were advising me knew me well, and […]

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Are YOU the Silent, Emotionally Distant Couple in the Room?

You didn’t just run out of things to say!

Have you ever been out in public and noticed a silent, emotionally distant couple? Their eyes focused on any and everything but each other They have no ongoing discussion They have dead-looking eyes There is obviously little if any “life” in their relationship Watching them makes you wonder: Do they act like this in the […]

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6 Things That Might Surprise You About the Right Kind of Man

Good Men Really Don’t Fit Into Masculine Stereotypes

There are some things that might surprise you about the right kind of man, and what they are really like. We live in a world where it seems that people feel the need to categorize others into well-established mental “boxes.” But the truth is that the men you know don’t always fit into the “Man […]

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Things to Consider When Postponing Having Children

No matter what age you have a child, there are advantages and disadvantages

Many women today are postponing having children until later in life. They are either ignoring the ticking of their “Biological Clocks,” or they are counting on medical technology to “solve” the issue and associated problems for them. According to doctors and researchers, there isn’t one “right” time to start a family. No matter what age […]

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8 Ways to Affair-Proof Your Marriage

Preventing a problem before it IS a problem is important.

Why should you be interested in affair-proofing your marriage? To me, that’s like asking, “Why should I child-proof my medicine or cleaner cabinet?” Preventing a problem before it even IS a problem just seems wise to me. ____________________ One of the visible cultural shifts in our world today lies in the views of and expectations […]

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7 Ways to Prove You Love Your Spouse

We need to “walk the walk” as much as we need to “talk the talk.”

Talk is cheap. In order to prove our love for a spouse, we need to “walk the walk” as much as we need to “talk the talk.” Whether you are just starting your marriage journey, or have been at it for several years now, the love we show, or the lack of it, begins in […]

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6 Ways to Make a Man FEEL like a Man

In a world where gender issues and confusion reigns, women need to know this!

In a world where gender issues and confusion reigns, women need to know how to make the men in their lives FEEL like a man. Why? If he loses his way in the path of manhood: He might stray too far into the false world of the overly “macho” man. He might stray to far […]

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4 Ways Men Don’t Need Another “Mom”

It’s un-sexy, unattractive, and unhealthy.

There are few things more destructive to a marriage than for one partner to treat the other partner like a child. It’s un-sexy, unattractive, and unhealthy. Men need partners in life, not another “mom.” Everyone loses if the relationship deteriorates into more of a “mom/son” situation. With the woman trying to keep track of everything […]

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