Marriage Advice for Feeling Happier in Your Relationship

If you’re like most people (including us), you have ups and downs in your relationships–especially with the people closest to you. That’s pretty normal. We all get irritated, feel slighted, misunderstood or not loved as much as we think we should at various times and with various people. But what we’ve found is that there […]

Relationship Advice for Finding the Time and Energy for a Great Marriage

If there’s one complaint that we hear over and over about the challenges of  marriage, it’s this… “How do you find the time and energy to create and keep a great relationship?” This is such a great question, especially since we all seem to be continually busy and stressed much of the time. Most of […]

Want a Closer Marriage? Try Receiving with Openness

At some time in our lives, we’ve all probably been given a gift that we did not want. Perhaps your aunt gave you an outdated article of clothing that totally clashed with everything you usually wear. You may have politely smiled, said thank you and then promptly donated the clothing to a thrift store. What […]

Relationship Advice for Married Couples Who Want to Get Closer

If there’s any relationship advice we’d give for couples in marriages of many years, it’s to have it as your intention to learn how to get closer, especially when you lose your connection. Here are 2 ways to make your marriage closer that we invite you to experiment with in your relationship… 1. Learn how […]

Relationship Tips: How to Get to ‘Wouldn’t Change a Thing’ With Your Mate

A local radio station recently asked listeners to call in and report the “one thing that you would change about your mate so that you can love him or her more fully.” This is not the first poll to pose a question like this and probably will not be the last to do so. We’re […]

Marriage Advice for Making Small Changes That Can Make a Difference

Have you ever had a relationship challenge in your marriage where everything you tried just made it worse? Or maybe you just didn’t feel as close to your spouse as you once did and didn’t know where to start? In times like these, we often think something “big” has to happen for us to get […]

Relationship Advice for Spotting Signs of Trouble in Your Marriage

When people ask us what’s one thing they can do to get closer in their marriage, we give them a suggestion that goes something like this… If you want to get closer, one way is to focus on getting on the same team. This seems so obvious but “getting on the same team” and getting […]

Relationship Tips: How to Get to ‘Wouldn’t Change a Thing’ With Your Mate

A local radio station recently asked listeners to call in and report the: “One thing that you would change about your mate so that you can love him or her more fully.” This is not the first poll to pose a question like this and probably will not be the last to do so. We’re […]

Is a Little Jealousy Okay?

Is a little jealousy okay and just a way of showing you care……or does it (jealousy) always create havoc and damage a relationship?To answer this question…Let us start by having you take a trip with us down memory lane… Remember in junior high school when you started noticing the opposite s*e*x and tried to figure […]

3 Ways to Put Desire Back Into Your Marriage

If there’s one thing that can kill a relationship or marriage, it’s when one partner wants more passion, physical attention and touch than their partner wants.Now you might think that it’s the men who want more passion and it the women who tend to lose interest in it over the years but in the “real” […]

Relationship Advice for Falling ‘In Like’ with Your Partner

How much do you truly like the person you are with? Just about everyone in a marriage or love relationship shares a bond or some level of deep feelings with their partner.It might feel like passion or even adoration to you. Or it could be that those excited, alive feelings about your mate have faded a […]

Resolve Arguments with Your Spouse and Re-Connect

It’s a common scenario. You and your partner have a disagreement that turns into a full-blown argument—complete with slamming doors and ill-chosen words. Afterwards you both feel miserable, stuck, and very far apart. Even if the argument took a simmering form and no actual words—except body language– were spoken, the effect is the same. You […]

Recipe for Creating a Happy Marriage

There are many recipes for creating a happy marriage. Through our work with couples in our relationship coaching practice, we’ve discovered a few “truths” that seem to be universal and what we call “our” recipe for a happy marriage. Here are 7 simple suggestions to help you create your recipe for a happy marriage: 1. […]

Relationship Advice, Life Lessons and Flip Wilson

Sometimes relationship wisdom can come in the most unusual forms and ways.When you think about brilliant relationship insights, you probably don’t think about the late “Flip Wilson” but maybe…just maybe “Flip” was more knowledgeable about matters of the heart than anyone previously thought and here’s why…If you aren’t familiar with Flip Wilson… He was a […]