Marriage Issues

7 Ideas For Finding Family Time: When Work Schedules Try to Prevent It

This is a guest post by Danielle who provides a list of beautiful ways to find time to spend together as a family. I hope you are as inspired as I was to invest in time spent with my family, even in the busy seasons.  Danielle Writes:  My husband has a schedule that is never the same from day-to-day and week-to-week. He often works nights and a few weekend days a month. Sometimes he’s home in the mornings, sometimes in the evenings, but never consistently one or the other for more than a day or two. It makes it very difficult to have date nights, be involved in small groups at church, or spend much time with friends. We have to plan our life a

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A Perspective On Submission: How To Set Your Marriage Up For A Win

This is a guest article by Katie, a wife who blogs at IChooseBrave.com. Today she bravely tackles the topic of submission in marriage and how we as wives have an important role to help our marriages win big! Katie writes: It has been nearly 20 years now and his records still stand. Each year it’s printed on the back of the high school basketball programs. The record for assists in one game, assists in one season, and career assists, all with my husband’s name neatly printed behind them. High school records aren’t exactly something you add to your resume or spend much time thinking about in the years after you graduate, but recently someone who didn’t know my husband in high school happened to notice his

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4 Ways To Thrive As A Military Wife

Guest author Rebekah Madren, is a military wife and she is sharing with us today some incredible encouragement and insight into being a supportive wife.  Rebekah writes: My fantastic husband is in the Marine Corps. You probably know what hides behind the handsome uniform—deployments, crazy long hours, frequent moves, being a single mom. The Marine Corps sometimes seems like large, loud man that moved straight in to your living room. He disrupts family life and can eat up your resources like there’s no tomorrow. But, I know my husband is called to this profession at this time. So, isn’t this God’s best plan for me, too? I don’t have it all figured out. But I do believe God’s plan for me to be a military wife

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Maybe I Am Not Attracted To My Husband & Other Doubts I Have About Marriage

Marriage is a vulnerable experience. Living life in such close proximity to another provides enough friction that can lead to hurts, doubts, and other frustrating emotions to rise up. Marriage doesn’t always play out how we expect it to, or desire it to.  When I was dating Aaron, I had a strong sexual desire for him. We both had made a personal commitment to wait to experience sex until after we married…which was all the more motivation to marry young. My hormones were raging and I was consumed with the thought of being with my love. A few months into marriage, my entire view of sex had been shifted. We did encounter an unusual problem from the first night of marriage – painful sex –

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What Does God Want Me To Do About My Marriage?

Only God can answer this question for you. He knows you and He knows the details of your marriage. So as you skim online resources, read books, and maybe even reach out for counseling…please understand that the best thing you can do for your marriage is go to the One who designed and established marriage. Go to God in prayer and ask Him the questions you have about marriage…then take time to really listen. He may speak into your heart right away, He may use someone to point you in the right direction, He will definitely urge you to seek His Word…no matter what, be willing to listen. As a wife, as one who loves God and serves Him passionately, as a person who genuinely cares

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Is Social Media A Silent Marriage Killer?

I will be turning 30 this December. This is a milestone birthday for me and one that I have always looked forward to having. As I was thinking about my life up to this point, I thought about many things… One thing that stood out to me was that a very large portion of my life has been spent in front of a screen. Whether a television, computer or phone, this digital age of technology has been a huge part of my life. I experienced the transition from low technology use to extremely accessible and widely accepted technology use. The internet has been revolutionary and with each passing year there is a new phone, tablet, laptop, etc. I began using computers in elementary school and

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