Marriage

L.O.V.E. Acrostic for Power Struggles

The LOVE acrostic uses three skills and one general principle to help resolve conflict and increase communication. Following is the meaning of the acrostic. Use this as a guideline when dealing with conflict resolution. L: Listen and repeat. Break up those patterns by listening to your partner and repeating a short summary of what he […]

Tips For Better Disagreements

Often, couples who find themselves in severe disagreement lack good, healthy skills to hash out the issue. Rather than completely listening to each other, they begin to defend themselves and often spiral into a destructive pattern of communication. Here are five brief tips to help break that pattern. Pay attention to tone and posture. Often, […]

Praying For My Wife

While wives need to spend time in prayer for their husbands, husbands should reciprocate the favor. As husbands, we often find ourselves so busy we neglect the important task of praying for and over our wives, asking God to bless them for the day. This habit will often lead to a little more satisfaction in […]

Praying For Your Husband

Throughout Scripture, we find there are a variety of things we must pray for. We must pray for God’s Will to be done, that God will provide for us our needs, and for those who are sick and lost. I often notice when a couple comes to see me there is little prayer involved in […]

FORGIVENESS

“Forgive and forget” is a lot easier said than done. In fact, most of the time we either forgive and can’t forget or we attempt to forget yet we don’t forgive. If you consistently bring an old matter up, you have not truly forgiven the one who hurt you. You know, forgiveness is one of […]