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Marriage Strengthening Tip #18: Decision Making Should Be a Team Sport

How you make decisions with your spouse is a really big deal.  Just think about all of the factors that can complicate it: differences in opinion, gender, personality, background, priorities, and as much as anything, preferences!  A marriage where both spouses have all identical preferences exists only on...

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Marriage Strengthening Tip #17: Do You Disagree, Argue, or Fight?, Part 5

I'll wrap up this five part series on two notes: a) when one of you "wins" in a disagreement, the relationship loses; b) there is a way for the relationship to always win--simply disagree RESPECTFULLY!  Your objective should be to decide the best way forward, not to win or be...

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Marriage Strengthening Tip #16: Do You Disagree, Argue, or Fight?, Part 4

Now to the very core of the secret as to how you can actually disagree respectfully as opposed to fighting.  Here is a guideline my wife and I utilize, and we find that it takes a lot of hard work to apply it.  Heads-up, you will likely have the motivation to apply it only if you take scriptures like this...

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Marriage Strengthening Tip #15: Do You Disagree, Argue, or Fight, Part 3

Okay, let's be generous with ourselves and say that only about 75% of the time we start arguing with our spouse is the result of round # ___ of the blame game.  I have a feeling that the next biggest percentage of the time it starts as a result of simply advocating for something we want.  One spouse wants...

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Marriage Strengthening Tip #14, Do You Disagree, Argue, or Fight?, Part 2

Want to know what will get a marital disagreement off to a bad start from the git-go?

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