Marriage

13 Inexpensive (or Free!) Summer Date Ideas

13 Inexpensive (or Free!) Summer Date Ideas

Summer solstice is right  around the corner! Between vacations, weddings, group outings, summer shopping and more, summer can be hard on the wallet. But your date nights shouldn’t have to suffer! Here are 13 inexpensive or free summer date ideas:   Go for a hike Get […]

4 Reasons to Not Compare Your Marriage to Other Marriages

4 Reasons to Not Compare Your Marriage to Other Marriages

As a good rule of thumb in life, we shouldn’t compare ourselves to others – and the same goes for marriages and relationships. When we compare our relationship to other people’s relationships, it can make us feel unhappy with our own situation. But, the grass […]

How to Stop a Disagreement from Escalating into a Fight

How to Stop a Disagreement from Escalating into a Fight

Knowing how to resolve conflict in relationships is essential to every couple. Disagreements with your partner can go from zero to 100 – real fast. Before you know it, the conversation has turned into an argument, and you’re not even sure how you got there. […]

Here’s What Happened When We Introduced a Sex Candle in the Bedroom

Here’s What Happened When We Introduced a Sex Candle in the Bedroom

Knowing when your partner is in the mood for sex can be tricky. My husband and I decided we’d try something new to solve that problem. We introduced a sex candle in the bedroom, and planned to light it whenever one of us was feeling […]

5 Things Marriage Has Taught Me About Love

5 Things Marriage Has Taught Me About Love

We’re always learning, right? Or at least we should be. Marriage is teaching me that love isn’t always easy, and in fact, that it will make you feel so frustrated that you may just shatter a wine glass on the floor. On purpose. (Guilty!) But […]

How to Date Your Spouse

How to Date Your Spouse

When you first started dating your now-spouse, you didn’t discuss when bills were due or who was going to run which errands. Instead, you focused on getting to know each other by talking about who you were and where you came from. You found common […]

Maximizing Happiness In Love With Communication

Maximizing Happiness In Love With Communication

Many relationship struggles stem from the failure to communicate. We must be open and honest with our partners – and allow them to do the same – to maximize happiness in our intimate relationships.  Sometimes the information we fail to communicate seems trivial, but the […]

Should You Live Together Before Marriage?

Should You Live Together Before Marriage?

The topic of cohabitation before marriage can be a sensitive one. But, every couple must decide for themselves the best way to move their relationship forward.   Five years ago my husband, then-boyfriend, and I decided to take the plunge and move in together. We’d […]

5 Steps to More Sex

5 Steps to More Sex

Sex­­. It’s a topic that people sometimes don’t want to discuss, yet according to Psychology Today, it’s a topic women think about 10 times a day and men think about 19 times a day. But why wouldn’t we think about it? Sex helps relieve stress, […]

5 Things That Will Take a Toll on Your Relationship

5 Things That Will Take a Toll on Your Relationship

In a perfect world, everything would go our way all of the time. But, we don’t live in a perfect world, and we do face hardships and outside stressors. Having my husband by my side as I dodge life’s bullets is a blessing and a […]



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