Healthy Marriages; How You Can Use 5 Principles To Get More Out Of Everyday Life

Have you noticed that challenges, differences and confrontations tend to build walls between spouses, and the first thing you know, out the window goes the marriage? It honestly doesn’t have to be this way. Healthy marriages can be created to get more of out of life than either spouse thought possible – even during the tough times. 

What if you were to think of relationships like this:

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When God Comes Between Us

Over the course of our 33 years of marriage, my husband often voiced how much God came between us.

The funny thing is, my thoughts were always, “I’m so thankful God came between us!”

For every opinion in life there is also a counter opinion. Whether you’re a married corporate exec, entrepreneur, politician, construction worker or a house wife, God has always been controversial.

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Why Relationships With Spouses Ought To Come Before Relationships With Children

The Question

“How do you feel about the advice that couples put their relationship before everything else? I’ve seen some relationship experts recommend that couples put their marriage first, even over the kids. Do you recommend something similar? It seems selfish say no to spending time with the kids on a night off just to have a date night with the hubby.” Mia

You might be unhappy to find out that yes, I do indeed recommend that parents put their relationship first.

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Is There Ever A Point When A Couple Should Call It Quits?

Today’s Question

“Is there ever a point when a couple should call it quits? What are typical precursors to this?” Emma

Relationships are definitely not a ‘one size fits all’. Not everyone has a desire to heal their relationship or stay together. And though most people focus on precursors, I’m going to flip those on their head and share what I believe will serve you better. In today’s video, I’ll share what will keep you together so you can focus on those instead. 

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Where your focus is, there your heart will be also

photo_40249_20150822“Oh shoot!” This was the first thing out of my mouth this morning during a conversation with my husband. It wasn’t directed at him, but at myself.

We were laying in bed talking about our daughter’s wedding when it occurred to me that I had allowed my focus to be on a weakness in my work. Instead of turning those thoughts off and staying focused on the conversation, which is a strength I have to propel me into greater focus, I let my thoughts drift.

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Your Marriage Might Fail If You Don’t Do This

Liam and Emma not making eye contact while holding each other on a bridgeNothing stings like failure in marriage, wouldn’t you agree? It’s the worst feeling in the world to fall short of your dreams. Especially when those dreams involve relationships. I don’t like telling people they’ll fail, but at the same time, I care too much to lie to you. If you want your marriage to succeed, you’re going to need one thing that most people neglect. Without it, you’re only setting yourself up for disappointment.

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