Marriage challenges

Few people are prepared for the challenges of marriage. Oh, we think we are, but we soon discover it’s more than we bargained for. If you’re ready to grow up, have your character developed, learn about sacrificial love and maturity, be humbled, see yourself as you truly are and not just who you think you are, then you’re ready for marriage. Are you ready?


10 zappers to marital satisfaction

As a child, I used to wonder what happened to the couple after they walked off into the sunset at the end...

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By many accounts, researchers report that approximately 50 per cent of first marriages, 76 per cent of second marriages, and 84 per cent of third and...
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It’s no secret: my husband and I argue – well, we’re not in complete agreement about that. He likes to “debate,” while I prefer to “discuss.” Whether...
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During my dating years, I heard a husband respond to his wife in such a gentle and humorous way that it didn’t even appear he had corrected her at...
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It happened again. After a weekend getaway, another pair of my shoes had vanished. I sought out my husband. “Dan? Did you double-check our hotel room...
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“Would you stop goofing around, Bill? Every time I bring up a serious issue, you think it’s a big joke.” “Well, someone has to bring a little levity...
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I can’t tell you how often my spouse has hurt my feelings with careless and cutting remarks. When I protest, he laughs and says he’s only teasing or...
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Disagreements about church are becoming a real sore spot in our marriage. I’m attracted to a more upbeat expression of praise, but my spouse is a...
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My spouse has just been diagnosed with cancer. Needless to say, the news has sent us reeling. We have the best possible medical care, but there’s one...
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I married my husband because, as a single mom, I believed he would make a great father to my child. Now I realize that I never really loved him. Is...