I have known my mother-in-law for half of my life. If you buy into the stereotype that says mother-in-laws are intolerable, especially towards their son’s bride, then those words just caused your body to cringe.
More men are seeking opportunities to gather with other men for the purpose of emotional growth and ridding themselves of defensive, crazy-making tactics that destroy relationships. Those seeking help develop insight into why they respond the way they do and how they can respond more effectively. They learn how to identify and manage their emotions, how to ask for what they need in respectful ways and even how to develop boundaries.
Something we learn very early on in our marriages is that we have zero control over how our spouse speaks to us or act towards us. But, there’s something else we need to learn: we do have complete control over how we respond.
How can we spot shame’s effects and change the tide of our hearts to be able to truly accept the forgiveness we have access to? Here are 6 ways shame sneaks into our relationships and undermines our ability to truly move forward as a couple.
It’s easy when you’re dating someone to get caught up in the emotions of the relationship. It’s new, exciting, and usually full of hope. So, it can be quite difficult to bring your head back down from the clouds and look realistically at the relationship.
Couples can fight their way into a divorce court, or they can fight their way to a better marriage. By following some clear, biblical guidelines, we can fight in such a way that builds, rather than destroys, our marriage.
While nobody sets out to sabotage their marriage, it's not that hard to do. And often, we may not realize that we're doing any damage at all—until it's too late. Here are ten ways to sabotage your marriage that I've learned to avoid.