Why does your husband park himself in front of the TV and check out, leaving you to deal with the parenting and household tasks?
Some surprising research has found that positive emotional responses toward our spouse may have much more impact on relationship satisfaction in the long run.
When you’re working with couples on a regular basis, you probably wish you could do something to give hope to confused or discouraged couples. One of the most effective things you can do is also the most simple.
If you’ve ever seen your man shut down when you think you’re just asking questions or giving helpful advice, here’s some of what might be going on.
Gratitude is essential for handling challenging seasons with grace. And since these last few months have been particularly busy and stressful, I thought: let me take my own advice and “think on” those things that are excellent and lovely and worthy of praise right now (Philippians 4:8) – those things that are bringing me joy. […]
The lessons we help our kids learn as they pursue their athletic endeavors can have results that reach far beyond the world of sports.
Hi friends! When they say cancer is a “health journey”, they aren’t kidding! There have been quite a few twists and turns during these last 8 months since I learned of the breast cancer. And since you wonderful people have been asking, I wanted to share a bit about those twists and turns and give […]
when we have tension with our spouse around money, it’s not about the money. It’s about how money makes us feel—and makes our spouse feel.
A prayer of Psalm 46 for the people of Afghanistan and Haiti
In this back-to-school season, there are a lot of anxieties—and a lot of opportunities. We can use this time as an opportunity to speak to those and walk with them.
A lifelong commitment provides a secure foundation for persevering through the valleys that are part of life.
The way we touch others every day has an impact (for good or ill) that ripples outward for a powerful widespread effect.
The attempt to control everything can end up pushing away those we love most. It’s a vicious and maddening cycle, but you can get out of it.
Giving men a voice is a crucial step in engaging those who might otherwise check out.
There are definite reasons wives keep checking in on the state of their marriage relationship. Men–be aware of these 4 things that might be causing your wife’s feelings of insecurity.
We’re all a little fuzzy on how to reengage with the world around us as we come out of quarantine, wouldn’t you agree? We’re starting to see people face-to-face again, and while we can all laugh as we remind ourselves how to have “in real life” relationships (rather than Zoom ones!), we need to be […]
While doing research for The Kindness Challenge, I realized something important: when we are angry, most of us handle it wrong! Here are four ways to keep ourselves from losing our cool and then making things worse.
Dads—you’ve been there for first words, first steps, first stumbles. We know how much you love your precious daughter. But there’s something you might not know: just how much your daughter needs to hear it!
If we want to improve our relationship with the man we love, we must be willing to learn.
Five actions to take when your marriage is under attack. By Ashley Willis.
Guys, to build yourself as a person and as a leader, it is so crucial instead to take steps of courage like approaching that girl you like (in person rather than over text!) and asking her to do something over the weekend.
Most men (84%!) care about romance just as much as their wives do! Romance often simply looks different to a guy.
Here’s how to build that all-important connection–a cozy little fire–with your spouse. Guest article by Ted Lowe.
The divorce rate for society as a whole is not 50% and has never been anywhere close. Most marriages are strong and happy for a lifetime!
Today we are sharing a guest blog from Crystal Paine while Shaunti is in this season of cancer treatments. Enjoy! How I Stopped Yelling at My Kids By Crystal Paine I thought I was a patient person…then I had kids. I said I’d never yell at my kids…and then I had kids. I pictured myself as […]
If you want to be a kind person, the quickest way to get there is to build a habit of praising others regularly.
Today we are sharing a guest blog from Taylor Scott while Shaunti is in this season of cancer treatments. Enjoy! Do you have any scars? I have too many to count. What’s funny, most of them are the result of living life big—having fun. Like the one on the top of my foot from an incident at the […]
The counselors I have consulted with all agree: Sometimes the stress of work, family, and finances simply leaves spouses too drained to work things out fairly.
Here are a few things we want you to know as you head off into your next adventure.
I once heard an exhausted mom say, “If God wanted me to really love parenting, then He should have put a little more bling on it.” Which of course started a Beyoncé song in my head.
Ask yourself, what is the number one thing that is putting you over the edge? People don’t just lose it. There is build-up or a trigger. Change begins when we become hyper-aware of our breaking point.
We often hear pastors contemplate the Fatherhood of God, a wonderful and true doctrine. But if you want to change your marriage, extend this analogy …
Our attitude is so overwhelmingly important, it doesn’t just impact our mental health but our physical health as well.
By now, you may have seen this very short and funny video. A video that could be used to illustrate a dozen different sermons, corporate keynotes or school lessons. A video that had me laughing so hard, I just had to hit play about 5 times. Take a look: Yo en la vida. pic.twitter.com/45QYhU670w — […]
Here are 10 practical ways of how to help a friend going through divorce.
A recent study discovered that all happy marriages have this one thing in common.
by Debra Fileta. Finding someone to whom you are physically attracted is an important part of the equation of a healthy relationship. But it’s not the only part of the equation of attraction.
Husbands, when your wife is facing tough times or is weary, and it’s in your heart to help her in some way, you might think, “If I only knew just the right thing to say to make her feel better and let her know how much I love her.”
Three years ago, I started a new season—writing not only research-based relationship books, but women’s devotionals as well. And it is just slightly ironic that I personally am having to re-learn all the lessons of that devotional in a whole new way right now.
The highly happy couples I interviewed taught me that the best marriages actually do keep score—but in a very different way!
True community is created by encouragement of others—even in the most difficult of circumstances.
Resilience is perhaps the most important quality a person can have, and, therefore, perhaps the most important quality you can instill in your child.
One of the foundational truths about sex is that God designed it to be intertwined with spiritual and relational significance. Unfortunately, many believe having sex can be an act as morally neutral as what we chose to have for breakfast.
Although I won’t do this often, I simply want to point out little things that might bring a little joy and happiness to your day.
Men, your wife—at her most decked out and when she’s a bit disheveled—needs to know you think she’s beautiful.
Today we are sharing a guest blog from Alli Worthington while Shaunti is in this season of cancer treatments. As a mother of five sons, Alli shares some ways she and her husband are helping to raise godly leaders.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105 (ESV) I don’t know if I’ve ever felt the significance of this verse more than I have since starting this cancer journey. There are SO MANY decisions that must be made by those going through cancer. Which ones are […]
Both in Christian and secular cultures, the message we’ve long heard is that men want frequent sex. That’s often true. But sometimes, it’s the wife who longs for more sexual encounters to both express and foster the intimacy she feels for her husband.
Below is Shaunti’s public statement on Sheila Wray Gregoire’s comments, research and new book. File last updated: March 5, 2021
Today we are sharing a guest blog post from Julie Gorman while Shaunti continues to rest and heal from her cancer treatments. Julie’s wisdom in this devotional (which includes one of Shaunti’s favorite scriptures) is a much-needed reminder.