Category Archive: Relationship

May 24

Just Got Engaged What Should We Do?

Ask Marie? We just got engaged. We came from broken homes. What can we do to ensure that we will not repeat the stories of divorce we witnessed as children?   Congratulation. Engagement is an exciting time. Take time with your fiance to build your lives. You have make the first step and it is a huge step. …

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May 22

The Simplest Way to Encourage Your Spouse Today

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Monday Marriage Motivation The simplest way to encourage your spouse is saying I love you. However, it is so simple that most couple really forget to use it daily. Life is stressful by itself. Marriage can be quite challenging. These three simple words: I LOVE YOU can really be a lifeline that keep your marriage alive. …

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May 15

3 Reasons Your Marriage Needs the “Boundary Talk”

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Monday Marriage Motivation The word boundary is really not a curse word. In fact, it is a very freeing word. It allows each spouse to know how to freely love each other. It defines what is and what is not permissible in a marriage. You would think that every couple in America would have the …

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May 10

Should married couples have joint or separate accounts?

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Ask Marie? Should married couples have joint or separate accounts?     With money fights and money problems being one of the main causes of divorce, I advocate for couples to have joint accounts 99.9% of the time. There is a saying if you follow the money, you will find the trail. Money can break a …

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May 08

What Kind of Marriage Do You Want?

Monday Marriage Motivation The question might  have got you off your current thought pattern. That is okay. Don’t ignore the question. Answer it. Don’t keep reading until you can actually picture the marriage you want. Do you wish you could connect  at a deeper level with your spouse? Or, has the word marriage has been …

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Dec 25

MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Have A Wonderful Christmas Photo Courtesy of Ian Liao Under Flickr Creatives Commons

Mar 16

Mine, Yours and Ours, 3 Tips for Financial Unity in Marriage

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You know when you walked down the aisle marriage meant forever. However, many couples do not reconcile their checkbooks. Money issues  and problems are the # 1 cause for marital discord. Financial issues in marriage go beyond the checkbook. Couples have separate  and secrets accounts. There are spouses who spend money out of boredom, out …

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Feb 25

4 Ways to Say I Love You by Giving Affection

Touch is universal. Touch is powerful. No dictionary is needed to define a loving touch. No translator is needed to translate the love that is communicated with a single touch. Yet many married couples are not using physical touch as a tool to express love in their marriages. In time of crisis, we hold hands; …

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Feb 23

What Are the Old Patterns Doing to Your Marriage?

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You were born  in a functional family or perhaps you had a difficult upbringing. Whether you would admitted openly or you choose to ignore it. All of us have some baggage from our family origin. Ignoring the baggage only hurt our marriage. Some couples are afraid to address family origin issues because they want to …

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Feb 20

Are You Speaking to Your Spouse’s Heart?

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Last week I was asked a question that triggers me to write this post about reaching a spouse’s heart. The question was “How do you speak to your spouse’s heart when they are no longer in the marriage emotionally? Honestly, I wish there was a simple answer, but when it comes to marriage, there are …

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