Tag Archive: communication

May 22

The Simplest Way to Encourage Your Spouse Today


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”


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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Feb 16

3 Communication Tips That Are Needed in Every Couple’s Toolbox


You know there have been many occasions I’m working with a couple, and they are stuck in the same argument over and over again. The issue is not that the couple is arguing about one specific event. It is usually different events that bring the same argument and complaint. You  probably can hear it in …

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Oct 03

10 Proverbs for Great Marriage Communication


Communication is the key. Studies show countless times that married couples who communicate effectively have more success in their marriages. In addition, couples who communicate have fewer conflicts. In order for communication to be effective, it needs to be frequent and honest. Fill with kindness. Addressing the real issues and being wise about the timing.  …

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Aug 08

Is Your Work or Calling Destroying the Viability of Your Marriage?

Jenifer Correa FCC

I was having a conversation with my husband and he mentioned to me that recently he has encountered many spouses who are placing their marriages at risk. He proceeded to tell that he would never sacrifice the health of our marriage for anything. Needless to say, once again, I felt grateful that God has blessed …

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Aug 06

Is Defensive Behaviors Destroying Your Marriage? Change That Today

Dennis Skley -Flickr

Your Spouse is Not Your Enemy. Why do you get so defensive with your wife? How does your husband know exactly what to say to push your buttons/ When we are defensive, we view our spouses as the enemies. Consequently, the road to intimacy is block. The best way to protect your marriage against defensive …

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Jul 30

Why Your Spouse Do Not Support Your Dreams & How You Can Change That


Recently, I attended a great marriage conference. During the Q&A session a husband expressed his frustrations due to the lack of support he received from his wife for his business ventures. The room was filled with murmurs. Looking across the room, I can see many spouses were facing the same issue. Many husbands and wives …

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Jun 25

Speak to The Heart


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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May 02

The Nuts and Bolts of Marriage Communication


One of the most common complaints I hear from couples is lack of communication. From couples who have been married for 30 years to couples who have been married for 30 days, poor communication left unchecked will lead to marriage problems and  eventually divorce. I had a great conversation with one of my married friends. …

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Apr 25

4 Tips from My Pre- Marital Counseling Sessions


Although I have been married since 2005, and I have been doing individual and couple counseling since 2003, I still find marriage as a lifelong learning process. Every year, I read at least three marriage books to keep my marriage fresh and to serve the counseling couples with excellence. It amazes me how many couples …

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