"Flat Spots" in Marriage

All marriages go through “flat spots”—those times when you feel like you’re in a rut. That’s why you have to look for ways to reignite the romance.

Lighting a fire under your marriage isn’t really that hard, but sometimes it takes a little imagination.

One good way is to take a short trip down memory lane. Surprise your spouse by taking them to some of your “old haunts.” Why not go to dinner at the restaurant where you had your first date? While there, try to remember every detail about it, like what they wore and what the two of you talked about. Tell them again what you thought the first time you saw them, or how nervous you were the first time you held hands. You might end the night by cuddling together in front of the fireplace while you continue to reminisce.

Just talking about times when your romance was fresh is often the best way to rejuvenate it.

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There’s more to life than being efficient and productive. Especially when you have kids in the house.

It isn’t the major tragedies that tear so many marriages apart, it’s the unhealthy choices that couples make on a daily basis.

Would you be able to tell if you, or someone you loved, were an alcoholic?

How do you keep sanity in the family when life goes screaming by at a hundred miles an hour?

All couples argue from time to time. It’s how we argue that makes a difference in the outcome.

Disagreement is inevitable—especially in a marriage. But there are right and wrong ways to argue.

Need more hours in the day? Here’s an idea…turn off your screens!

Are you and your spouse staying together “for the sake of the kids?” If so, then I’ve got some encouraging news for you.

Having a hard time focusing on your work? Maybe you’re not having enough fun!

Are you looking for a good way to strengthen your marriage? Try playing tennis with your spouse, or going on a bike ride.

How you see yourself as an adult depends largely on how your parents saw you when you were young. That’s a good thing to keep in mind when it comes to our own kids.

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