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.
Following a Major League Baseball career, my husband’s work led to a new demanding position. So, I came home to an empty house and had dinner alone again.
I am still legally married. But all the things that a marriage typically brings, especially in the world of parenting, do not exist in our marriage.
At the end of my life, I won’t be sad about what I couldn’t afford. I’ll be thankful for the rich memories and lives we’ve built with our children.
Ideas to help you feel like you’re living in luxury without spending much money … or any at all.
When we became parents, our entire universe shifted. What happened to the couple we were?
You might make sure to head to the doctor each year like clockwork, but when is the last time your marriage had a physical?
Spending an entire weekend learning how to communicate, grow in oneness, and love one another better was like hitting a reset to our busy lives.
Conflict over money and infidelity might be some of the most common reasons for getting a divorce in our society, but I’d argue that there’s a more common root to most separations:“I’m just not happy anymore.”
Every day each partner in a marriage makes choices that result in oneness or in isolation.
How can we uphold what the Bible says about marital relationships and make good decisions about housework?
God wired men and women very differently. And a man’s sexual performance with his wife is an inseparable part of who he is.
Rusty Mauney couldn’t forget his wartime experience in Iraq. As he found relief in alcohol, his wife, Marsha, began asking God to save their marriage.
We can learn to live happily even if we are denied things we consider essential.
If you want a great relationship, learn to showcase your spouse.
Concerned about economic, political, racial, and moral instability in our culture? Disheartened by struggles in your personal life? Here’s what to focus on when the ground shakes beneath your feet.
A husband and wife often begin drifting apart so slowly that they hardly recognize it’s happening.
My wife’s suffering taught us that marriage can bind our hearts together in an unconditional love that our human emotions could never manufacture on their own.
The unique, fresh traits that attracted you to your spouse can become tiresome after you are married.
No matter how much effort goes into a garden, it will all be in vain if you don’t deal with weeds.The same goes with marriage.
Every marriage, no matter how good, needs a plan to combat isolation and to bring about intimacy.
When you face hardships, it helps to know the truth about God’s peace and sovereignty.
I wouldn’t trade our empty nest years for the relationship we had in our youth for anything.
Before she got a divorce, her mother had one task for her to complete.
Submission is one of those often caricatured, rarely understood parts of the Christian life.
As we’ve moved through this new season of our lives, we’ve realized that God has something great planned for our future together.
When your kids leave the home, you are forced to consider your marriage relationship in a new light.
The blessings that took place in my life after tragedy gave me hope and reminded me that there was someone larger than this life who is in control.
Sometimes the futility of life strikes hard and we’re forced to look for the hidden treasures.
Too many men over 55 think their best days are behind them. It’s time to resurrect the noble mantle of “patriarch.”
I learned more than rhythm while taking dancing lessons with my husband.
Part of our passion is encouraging couples to determine how God can use them after their children leave the nest.
Adjusting to a new reality can be an especially difficult task.
A couple can either move toward the death of their relationship, or look forward to what this new season of marriage has to offer.
When you define your identity vertically, you will be able to stand even when the things around you are passing away.
The older we grow, the more our bodies deteriorate. And that’s not necessarily bad.
If people can come to grips with the real purpose of money and understand the truth about it from God’s perspective, their lives and marriages will benefit greatly.
Accepting your differences will help you mature beyond the downsides of your personalities.
Regardless of how we arrived in our unequally yoked marriage, we are part of God’s plans and our spiritually mismatched homes are vital to His purposes.
Even though we seldom can see how God uses trials for our future benefit, He has promised to use them for good, and He is faithful to keep His word.
A partnership between FamilyLife and Cru’s Military Ministry is affecting families around the world.
Through our HomeBuilders study, we want to help military couples who are facing deployment learn to rely on God’s power through their separation.
After the fire, Gary and Rachele Lightsey wondered how they could go on.
Deep pain brings us to the end of ourselves, but these principles help make sense of life in the aftermath of incredible loss.
Putting God, others, rest, and work in their proper places.
These 10 ideas will help you invest your time in your car, instead of waste it.
Giving thanks in all circumstances helps us remember that a sovereign God orders our lives.
You’ll never find the time to have fun with your spouse; you have to make time.
By the time Doug and Patty Daily faced their most difficult trial, their marriage had come a long way from the days when they prayed one of them would die.
Money is a key factor in marriage breakups, but the economy is also keeping some couples from finalizing divorces.
Economic winters are not excuses to show fear but opportunities to live by faith.
In a time when we were holding on by our fingernails, God showed Himself nearer, more sovereign than ever.
A marriage marked by unshakeable commitment is a beautiful picture of Christ’s relationship with the church.
You may not understand why God allows you to experience sorrow or hardship, but you can cling to the truth of His Word.
After Brian Birdwell was injured in the attack on the Pentagon, he faced a long road to recovery, with the help of his wife, Mel.
Emotional and spiritual recovery involved several key spiritual decisions.
How many times has God used catastrophes in our lives to redirect us from a path of self-destruction?
Whatever circumstance in your life you are facing that requires perseverance, find the will to keep going.
I realized that by lying in bed, sick and unable to accomplish anything, I was actually achieving what I wanted most.
Any marriage offers occasions on an everyday basis for us to choose the needs of our spouses over our own.
This story is just one example of how God changes hearts through the love of others.
The following comments were given by women when they were asked, “What ‘no-no’s’ do you have for a man about relating to his wife?”
What I did when my husband wouldn’t change his irritating ways.
Partial truth is not truth. We have to be diligent to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
These four techniques can give men and women better understanding.
Sometimes the greatest joys of marriage are the little things that most people probably take for granted and don’t realize are blessings.
If money is causing tension in your family, consider this three-step plan.
The advice that initially angered me eventually turned my woe to worship.
Practical suggestions for regarding interruptions as “sovereign deliveries.”
The heavy pressures in your life are often the things God’s using to press you to Him.
When it comes to romance, the sexes speak a different language.
Has God played a cruel joke by giving many men a strong sex drive?
Suggestions for being intentional about connecting with each other.
The loss of our first baby taught my husband and me some powerful spiritual lessons.
In the week after my wife’s death, I struggled with whether I should be grieving my loss or celebrating Muriel’s gain.
How do you explain the concept of marriage to a husband who doesn’t remember you and doesn’t even know what marriage is?
In today’s world of media bombardment, your marriage and family can suffer. Consider these tips for getting media intake under control.
In the end, it’s not a big deal if my husband does things differently than I would.
There are only so many things parents can do, so make sure you are choosing the right priorities.
With your patience and understanding and God’s help, it is possible for your spouse to return to normal and healthy sexual and emotional function.
How to deal with the differences that can rob a relationship of its peaceful, accepting love.
Caring for Joe’s mother was a challenging addition to the other pressures in our family.
Circumstances, events, and problems may not always appear to be “fair,” but they come from our loving Father. And He can be trusted.
It’s a strange feeling to spend a day wondering if you’re at the end of your life.
Have you ever committed one of these acts of “Cupidity”?
Honest answers to these simple questions will help you identify the pressure points in your marriage and family.
Seasons of disappointment have the power to empty us or empower us—the deciding factor is our response to our circumstances.
What can I say to a husband who doesn’t understand my need for good friends?
We believe that sex is a beautiful, God-given desire that can bring a husband and wife together in oneness
We are made in the emotional image of God, so we shouldn’t be afraid of those feelings when they crop up.
Three suggestions for coping when his spiritual life seems at a standstill.
Even in the silence, June Sims continued serving her husband as she waited for God to answer her prayers.
Many people cannot conceive of enduring hardship as I have. But I have been convinced that God has wanted me to keep the vows I made before Him. Here are five essentials for surviving and thriving when you are the only one trying to build your marriage.
I knew that I was powerless to change my husband’s heart—only the Lord could do that.
When you’re on the other side looking back, how do you want to have handled it?
Barbara and I learned that without a plan and the inner resources to move through problems, a marriage will flounder.
Trials, problems, and even calamities are a normal part of life.
Four financial principles that will help your family in this time of economic uncertainty.
It’s important for husbands and wives to agree on financial decisions because they both will experience the consequences.
How you handle your money is one of the greatest tests of your marriage.
In order to have healthy marriages and families, we must obey our God-given desire for peace and rest.
I wonder how many of our children would be able to hear God calling their names through all the noise in the background?
There are ways in which we can prepare our lives to find comfort even after the death of a spouse.