Marriages are being transformed at Weekend to Remember® marriage getaways. Here are just a few of our favorite stories guests shared with us last year.
Billy’s marriage to Ruth was a partnership that had a worldwide impact.
I wrote an article for The Family Room ezine called “She Hated Her Husband.” It was about Brian and Julie Moreau’s disintegrating relationship and the key role that a Weekend to Remember® marriage getaway played in saving their marriage. A skeptical reader posted this comment below the article: “If this story is really true maybe […]
As you prepare for facilitating a small group, you will find God strengthening your own marriage and giving you a heart to minister to others.
A couple weeks ago, in my work here at FamilyLife, I was feeling lazy and listless, uncreative and unmotivated. Looking for some inspiration, I began reading through a pile of comments from couples who attended a recent Weekend to Remember® marriage getaway in Indianapolis. It took me all of two minutes to shake away my […]
If research showed you there were five things you could do to turn a marriage around or to keep a marriage strong, and that they were easy and free, what would you do? Well, here’s your chance. Shaunti Feldhahn spent years interviewing couples to find the ones who had the happiest marriages. Her purpose was to […]
Editor’s note, May 2015: In a recent FamilyLife contest, participants were asked, “What marriage do you most admire, and why?” Here’s a selection of their responses. For more, read “The Marriages We Admire.” 1. My former pastor and his wife … they are both with the Lord now. They had very different strengths but they […]
We asked readers to send us ideas on special getaways with their spouse. Here are some of the replies.
In last week’s Marriage Memo, I wrote of seven things men need to know about marriage. In a culture of counterfeits and mistruths, it’s important to understand what marriage is about. Here are seven more things men should know. As you read through the list, ask God to remake you and help you understand what […]
And if there are really no tears, no heartache, and we can remain friends–is divorce really the most healing and whole option?
Too many couples today decide that if their marriage isn’t working, they should get out. But the Scriptures point to a God who can bring healing.
How many couples considering divorce underestimate the impact it will have on their children?
The idea that the ending of a marriage can be anything but devastating is a fantasy that all divorced parents want and so few achieve.
How can I encourage my spouse when he regrets decisions from his past?
This letter reminds me that every effort I make to preserve my marriage and my family is worth it.
Ten questions guys commonly ask and our best answers to these often tricky (and awkward-to-talk-about) situations.
I wish I could speak to that fresh-faced, 22-year-old newlywed. She needed some of the wisdom that God has deposited in me over the last decade of marriage.
There are benefits to abstaining from sex while engaged. Here are five reasons to say “I won’t” until you say “I do.”
Marriage is a big deal. It makes sense to work through the hard questions together so you’re equipped to keep the lifetime commitment you’re about to make.
Here are five reasons I wish my husband and I hadn’t moved in together before saying “I do.”
Despite their differing marriage scenarios, my prayer for both the Bezos and Tebows is the same: a happy ending
I had no idea what being a wife meant other than we’d live together forever, hopefully have some kids, and file a joint tax return.
There’s no doubt that marrying my high school sweetheart benefited us for the better.
Marriage is a relationship that will transform you, if you let it. Saying “I do” is only the beginning of a lifetime of laughter, frustration, forgiveness, happiness, and deep joy. It’s worth it.
How could we possibly think retirement, changing health, and decline ahead wouldn’t have surprises and challenges like our 40+ years of marriage?
How do we know in the middle of deep despair if it’s time to throw the house key in his face? Or if we can check our emotions and reevaluate?
I’m Jenn. I’m a 9. If you’re a 6, like my husband, you’re waiting to decide if I’m knowledgeable about the Enneagram until after you hear what I say.
More stuff means more bills. More bills require more work.The work life balance cycle is as paralyzing as it is addictive. And it is luring every American family.
I didn’t want to work hard to hand my paycheck over to cover his debt. I wanted to spend my money my way. He is the one who went to college and accrued it!
I struggled with a lot of fear when it came to sex after baby! I avoided telling my husband that I was wrestling with a lack of desire for quite awhile.
When and how do you get back into physical intimacy with each other after a new baby? As the husband, I have learned 3 nonnegotiables for sex after baby.
1 in 5 women have the higher sex drive. But when our husbands decline–or rarely initiate sex–it leaves us thinking, What’s wrong with him? Or is it me?
When dads share the household responsibilities, it’s a win-win for the family and a win-win for society. Bill Gates, tech guru, and wife Melinda proved it.
My grandmother said to prevent getting pregnant she just “…didn’t do the evil thing!” No disrespect to her but sex is not dirty or shameful.
We’ve all wondered the long-echoed question: how often should we have sex? Likely you and your spouse don’t agree. It’d be nice to ask someone else!
Mike Pence, among many men, committed to not being alone with a woman in the workplace. Is this offensive to working women who don’t have the same option in the male-dominant workforce?
In year one of marriage, we did a lot of right things to be good spouses. But for marriage to last, it has to be based on more than a few early habits.
Sure, social media has been known to ruin a marriage or two. But if used in appropriate ways, it’s a tool to actually strengthen your bond.
Fun and laughter can illuminate our world by reminding us life is not supposed to be so serious.
I don’t just want to connect with him just for me. I want to both know him and be known by him. I want my husband to join in our conversation too.
That’s when the crying turned ugly. The early tears were sadness. But these were regret. I was lamenting a missed opportunity.
On the fourth night of the honeymoon, I was like, “Babe, I’m spent. Can we just cuddle?” You ever been there? Turning down the lady’s advances?
My wife refused all my attempts to reconcile, keeping her distance both physically and emotionally.That scared me. And I had a choice to make.
It’s your billionth fight about the same thing. Your go-to conversations throw out divorce as a threat. What should you do if your marriage is dying?
Meghan McCain’s version of marriage counseling is “drinking Jack Daniels, shooting some guns and hanging out.” Is that what you should expect?
Meet Dave and Ann Wilson, the new cohosts of FamilyLife Today® who bring the authentic voice of a couple who has struggled greatly in their marriage—yet found hope and help in Christ.
Suffering from Alzheimer’s, lifestyle guru B. Smith hardly seems to recognize the other woman now living in her home. Should we sympathize with her husband?
The core issue regarding sexual temptation is the condition of our hearts.
Four lessons from my journey of regaining trust in my husband.
The counterfeit pleasure of an affair can never overcome the ways infidelity can destroy a life and marriage.
A marriage can’t be restored if only one person wants reconciliation, but don’t give up hope. God can give you the strength and wisdom you need.