4 Reasons The Health Of Your Marriage Must Come Before Your Children.

Over the past 17 years, we’ve discovered that many things create a healthy and happy home. The biggest? Putting the health of our marriage above our children. It’s usually 8:30 when I give the first warning shot to my two teenaged daughters. At 9pm, I say, “Fifteen minutes till it’s time for you two to head…

Emotional Bids and Trust

Dr John Gottman is world renown for his work on marriage. His research spanned 40 years and followed over 3.000 couples. Couples were invited to spend a weekend at his famous “Love Lab”, a kinda staycation. During the weekend the couples would do what they always do on a weekend: cook, eat, watch TV, do…

Marriage takes more than Love

“Marriage takes more than love” is the title of a book on marriage that was published years ago. (1978, to be exact.) Back then, I didn’t fully agree with what the author Jack Mayhall was trying to tell couples. But now, knowing better, I do wholeheartedly. “I love my wife” is a common refrain you…

Have you been checkin- in?

What is it that extraordinarily happy couples are doing? One of the important things that they are doing is checking in. Checking in is taking a brief break from the many competing urgencies of our day to first check inside to see what we are experiencing, and then to use that brief break to reveal…