Why We Will Always Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Keeping love alive through intentional celebrations

If you’ve been in the grocery store since Christmas, you know from all the pink and red hearts that Valentine’s day is coming. Retailers make sure we know 7 weeks out, so no excuses being surprised come February 14! For some couples, there are maybe 2 days each year when they are intentional about their […]

Learning the Language of Love

Healthy Marriage Habits, Habit 4

Of all the habits we might develop to have a healthy marriage, loving our spouse seems like it would be the easiest, right? Love brought us together, so why should it be something we have to pay attention to? I once had a client inform me,  “I told my wife I loved her the day […]

Being Married Means More of This

Healthy Marriage Habits, Challenge 2

What is one of the best memories you have from the time you and your spouse were dating? Give yourself time to sit with that memory…yes, right now! What were you wearing? What were you doing together? Best of all, what did you FEEL? I really want you to capture that before you skim through […]

What Driver’s Ed Taught Me About Marriage

Healthy Marriage Challenge 1

It is impossible to love someone perfectly. Harder yet to love “til death do us part.” The habits that couples develop have much to do with whether the marriage ends up “for better or for worse.” This is the first installation of monthly challenges that will help create healthy habits in your marriage. Many troubled […]

Habits of Healthy Relationships

The Good Marriage Challenge

We are creatures of habit. Habits can be helpful.  Creating a morning routine can shave time off your day when you don’t have to think about what comes next. Some habits evolve out of laziness–like leaving dirty clothes wherever they fall, to be picked up only when you run out of clean underwear. Lazy habits […]