Category Archives: marital conflict

When Being “Right” is “Wrong”

I was talking to a long-term, married couple the other day. I’ve not known them long, but they certainly appear to be in a shocking marriage. The wife was recounting a story of something that had occurred during the week.  … Continue reading

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Keep the Long View

Even the best of marriages go through seasons of highs and lows. Feelings can swing from being crazy about your partner to having your partner drive you crazy. That’s natural. The key is to maintaina long-term perspective and not let … Continue reading

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Marriage is like lawn care…

In the last few months I have had three or four couples (in or around my social circles) that are in serious trouble. In each case, one partner in the marriage has walked out on the other and declared that … Continue reading

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Keeping conflict in perspective…

Fortunately, I’ve not been ignoring my marriage like I have been this blog.  In terms of my marriage, things have been good.  But it seems like we’re surrounded by those whose relationships are in dire trouble. It’s tough being around … Continue reading

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Eliminate Duality in Your Marriage

The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines duality as “The quality or state of being dual or having a dual nature”.   This is a common issue faced by individuals and one that I, on a personal basis, fought for years.  I … Continue reading

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In your marriage, what do you wish you knew then, that you know now?

This summer will mark our 30th year of marriage.  We’re certainly not the same people now that we were when we wed.  We’ve been through a lot together and grown both individually and as a couple.  While some of that … Continue reading

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Vision Drift in Marriage

I visited my son’s church yesterday and heard their senior minister give a message on Vision.  It was an inspiring sermon of the importance of not only setting a vision, but ensuring that you continually pour effort into it to … Continue reading

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