The Gentle Start Up

The Gentle Start Up

Photo by Isaac Ordaz on Unsplash When there is an issue that you’re bumping up against in your relationship, it’s good to remember the very basic skill of the gentle start up. If you find yourself becoming resentful for whatever reason, remember to bring that up...
Dividing Up Household Chores

Dividing Up Household Chores

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash Most couples have some kind of system for who does which household chores. However, it can be easy to get stuck in a system that may have worked once years ago, but now isn’t serving its purpose — and one or both of you are unhappy...
The Danger of Relational Assumptions

The Danger of Relational Assumptions

Photo by Luis Tosta on Unsplash The assumptions — and the baggage — that we bring into our marriages can make a big difference in our long term relationship. When we come into marriage without knowing what the other’s assumptions are about all the main topics (money,...

It Takes a Village To Raise a Marriage

You’ve probably heard the saying, ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ And research confirms that the more positive adult figures a child has as they grow, the better chance they have at maturing into a healthy, successful adult. Well, the same is true for your...