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Should I stay? Or should I go?

Women of a certain age… let’s say in their 40’s and 50’s are exiting their marriages at an alarming rate. I am hearing from Christian women who have made the decision to divorce, because of loneliness dead relationship alcoholism/addiction lack of affirmation or love unmet expectations  Malachi 2:16 God says “I hate divorce.” The Biblical …

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How to make your husband WANT to spend time with you.

This week I took a day off work to help my husband. He was tackling a small paint job and asked me to join him. I didn’t paint. We didn’t talk much. My biggest contribution was driving to the Hardware store for a needed item. The rest of the time, I just kept him company …

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4-Steps to Protect your Marriage from Comparisons

I am competitive. An athlete in high school, I used to thrive on the opportunity to set swim meet records, block the soccer shot, or make a free throw.  Competition motivated me to work harder and improve my skills. It did the same for my college studies. But being competitive in marriage is dangerous. Ever …

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If Only He’d Do What I Ask!

Last week we started exploring codependency, a pattern of relating that negatively affects many marriages. Quite a few times I’ve been asked, How does codependency start? The roots of codependency are established in childhood in response to a dysfunctional family setting with chaos, trauma, abuse, neglect and/or mistreatment. The child may experience shaming, judgements, blaming, …

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