When Sex Creates Storms In Marriage

  When an unknown expectation goes unmet, it turns into disappointment, then it morphs into resentment. This incredibly true line is from the new video Storms, by filmmaker Phil Stevens (marriagepressurepoints.com). In this powerful video, the role of sex – and how it’s typically perceived by both spouses – is on display. Why is sex such a divisive…

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Three Things Forgiveness Won’t Heal

                    Forgiveness heals everything, right? Wrong! According to Gary Chapman, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Five Love Languages, there are three things forgiveness will not heal, including facing the consequences of what was done. Click here to see the other two things forgiveness will not…

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What’s Allowed in the Bedroom?!?

We recently received a question from a wife who was sexually active prior to marriage. When she got married, she brought those experiences, into a marriage with a husband who was a virgin. She’s curious about what is “allowed” in the bedroom, and how she can get her sexually conservative husband to try different sex…

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True Accountability in Marriage

True accountability is bottom-up, not top-down. In other words, it’s up to the spouse being held accountable to turn the light on and reveal their secret dealings. While there’s no easy way to this, here are some suggestions to help make the process more bearable and effective: Confide in someone of the same gender who will…

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Marriage Works! Chosen as a Top 100 Christian Marriage & Relationship Blog

Marriage Works! has been selected as a Top 100 Christian Marriage and Relationship blog by CatholicDatingSites.com. We see some of our marriage educator partners on the list  – who we respect highly, so we’re honored to have been included. Special thanks to Joseph Atkins, editor of CatholicDatingSites.com for the inclusion, and YOU, our loyal reader, who…

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Be Nice

It’s nice to be nice to your spouse. However, some folks have mastered the art of being nicer to strangers and co-workers than they are their spouse. Sure, your co-worker may not have left the cap off the toothpaste, forgotten to put the toilet seat down, burned dinner, missed your birthday, said mean words to you,…

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Ending Soon: 19 EBooks, Audios, & Videos for $12!

  Consider if any of these is true about your marriage: Your spouse shows up at home, but is disengaged when there Communication is tough and tense Sex has disappeared Either you or your spouse is heavily involved in ministry, and it’s straining the marriage You fight and argue a lot, but don’t ever seem to…

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Vows on Valentine’s

Happy Valentine’s Day! Yesterday I posted a note on FB and Twitter asking our followers to share their marital wit and wisdom with us. We had well over 400 comments, and I thought I’d share one of them here: Take Jimmy & Melissa’s words to heart. Marriage is, indeed, the most important relationship on earth.…

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The $25 Valentines Day Challenge

Remember this scene? It’s from The Cosby Show‘s episode “Isn’t It Romantic?” and is consistently rated one of the most popular episodes of the entire series. For those three people out there who haven’t seen it, the episode centered around Cliff, Martin, and Elvin being challenged to spend only $25 for meaningful, romantic gifts for their…

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Feeling Entitled Weakens Your Marriage

Nick Saban, coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide, knows a lot about winning. In fact, his team has won three of the last four BCS football titles. Nick is known for being serious, focused, and process driven. One of his mantras, which his team has obviously bought into given their dominance over the past four…

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