Seasoned Marriages and Golden Years

The Four Seasons of Marriage: Secrets to a Lasting Marriage

For Your Marriage

March 06, 2019

“Every marriage is still in process,” says Gary Chapman. In The Four Seasons of Marriage, he describes how marriages commonly move from one season to another – from summer to fall or perhaps from winter to spring. He differs from some writers, however, in holding that each season may repeat itself numerous times over the long course of a marriage.

5 Ways to Share Your Love Story

By: Dana Hall McCain

December 21, 2018

Your love story has value! Remembering how a friendship became a romance and a romance became a marriage can comfort and encourage a couple. And the celebration of that love is a blessing to your kids as well. We’re realists here though: We know that few relationships read like a movie script. Real life and real relationships have ups and downs. But don’t let the trials in your love story discourage you from retelling it. The fact that you overcame them is one more reason to celebrate! Find out 5 ways!

5 Rituals to Reconnect in Your Relationship

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

June 02, 2017

Daily rituals shape our lives in positive ways!

In The Power of Habit, author Charles Duhigg explains that habits are crucial to success in all realms of our life. Overall, they make us more productive and healthier. In a relationship, Dr. Gottman calls these habits rituals of connection.

Here are five rituals to help your relationship thrive.

The "15 Second Kiss" Experiement

by Ryan Fredrick

April 09, 2014

A few weeks back, I met a gentleman at church named Tim. Tim and his wife had been married many years (I can’t remember exactly, but it was at least 30) and weathered many trials through their marriage (cancer included).

Naturally I asked him what the secret was – as I usually do when I meet someone with an epic marriage. “How have they stuck together through everything?” – I asked him this knowing that we shared our faith and reliance on Jesus Christ.

He simply replied, “The 15 second kiss.”

A Prayer For Married Couples

December 11, 2016

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