What Makes the Heart Grow Fonder?

Does absence really make the heart grow fonder? Or is it something else?

How to Have the Best Kind of Open Marriage

What are some specific areas you can work hard to have a transparent and open marriage? Here are four.

Reflections on Nichole Nordeman’s New EP

Read my thoughts on Nichole Nordeman's new EP "The Unmaking."

When Your Spouse Works Too Much

How can you and I be supportive of our spouse’s career without sacrificing our marriages? Here are three things I’m learning to practice.

Go Ahead, Brave Your Marriage

Maybe like Alexander, you’ve had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day recently. Maybe it’s left you grumpy with your spouse too. If so, why not choose to be brave today?

3 Great Ways to Keep Your Marriage Strong

Read about three techniques that Ted and I use to help us score high on the Strength-O-Meter of marriage.

A Hobbit Lesson on Conflict in Marriage

What if in marriage we stopped running from conflict and instead started viewing it as an adventure?
4 Great Books on Marriage for Your Reading List

4 Great Books on Marriage for Your Reading List

Here are four great books on marriage to add to your reading list.

What Would Your Kids Say About Your Marriage?

If you were to ask your kids what you do well as a couple, what would they say? Better yet, what do you hope they'd say?
How a Shared Activity Helps Your Marriage

How a Shared Activity Helps Your Marriage

If you want to feel more connected on a daily basis in your marriage, make shared activities a priority. Here are some tips on how to do that.

How to Make a Kid-Sized Communication Sandwich

Kid-sized communication sandwiches are a great way to remember to feed your kids praise and affirm what they are doing well, as you also correct as needed.

My Mom Bod: Fearfully, Wonderfully Made

This week, I’m sharing these thoughts over at iBelieve.com in my latest article, “2 Powerful Declarations for All the Moms with ‘Mom Bods.'”

Do You Have a Both/And Marriage?

This week I’m over at Start Marriage Right sharing my favorite “both/and” in our marriage.

How the Motive Scale Makes Marriage Better

Instead of having a knee-jerk reaction to something your spouse does, take a moment to weigh their motives and assume the best.

Marriage Tool #2: The Communication Sandwich

Learn to sandwich constructive criticism for your spouse between genuine affirmation.

Marriage Tool #1: Get On the Same Page … Literally

Will you choose to change together? Getting on the same page ... literally ... helps you do that.

3 Suggestions for Navigating the Seven-Year Itch

Thoughts on navigating the seven-year itch.

Grieving a Miscarriage: 5 Years Later

Grieving a miscarriage ... five years later.

I’m 49% Mother and 51% Wife — And It Has to...

Why my role as a wife takes priority over my role as a mother.

Massage Your Marriage, Literally

Why I'm now willing and able to massage my marriage. Literally.