Tag Archives: marital conflict

Going Through a Lull?

I had an interesting conversation with an old colleague yesterday that I hadn’t seen in years. We talked business for a while, then I shared with him about my new focus on marriage and coaching couples to have better relationships. … 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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When Not to Focus on Your Spouse

I’ve written a number of blogs on the importance of focusing on your spouse, and giving them the love and attention that they deserve.  However, 30 years of marriage has taught me that there is an equally important time to … Continue reading

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Why Women Aren’t Like CrockPots

We’ve all heard the analogy that when it comes to sex, men are like microwave ovens and women are like CrockPots.  The premise here is that men are quickly and easily aroused while women take in stimulus over a longer … Continue reading

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Don’t let your marriage go to the dogs

We’ve got an English Bulldog at home.  He’s lazy, he snores, he drools, he can clear a room when he passes gas and he loves to cuddle.  He’s about six years old, so in bulldog terms, that would put him … Continue reading

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Where’s your focus?

We weren’t designed to be self-sustaining organisms.    We inherently require things from the world around us to survive and to thrive.  We have physical needs (e.g. food, water, clothing, shelter), emotional needs (e.g. acceptance, love, friendship, empathy), sexual needs … Continue reading

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Archenemy #1 – Complacency

We’re all familiar with the “honeymoon phase” that couples go through.  Everything is new and exciting.  Both partners are in an exploration mode as they go through the process of adapting to the other.  Everyday brings new learning and surprises … Continue reading

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