THREE KEY PRIORITIES TO MAKING MARRIAGE #1

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July 8, 2016

A friend of mine and I were recently talking about her priorities in life and where her marriage fell on the spectrum of importance. Similar to what I hear everyday, she said she has been extremely busy and just doesn’t have time for her marriage, but she wants it saved without putting in the work to save it. She has two young sons who she absolutely adores. She works full-time hours for part-time pay. She loves to exercise and eat well. She’s very involved in church activities. All of these are good things, but unfortunately her marriage has fallen well below all of these other things on her list. Healthy marriages have the trait of top priority. Every marriage needs certain things to make it a top priority - even when we don’t feel like putting it at the top. These three characteristics need t ...

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SHARE YOUR SCHEDULE- IMPROVE YOUR MARRIAGE

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One of the first questions in a counseling session is generally, “How was your week?”. More often than not, the response is, “Really busy!” Busyness, in itself, might not create difficult marriage situations, but not communicating about our busy schedules can be detrimental to the marriage. Being open and honest about our schedules can create an open path in our marriage that brings us closer to one another. A key to healthy communication about our schedules is what Willard Harley in His Needs, Her Needs calls, “Current Honesty”.

Current honesty can be practiced by revealing our planned schedules to our spouse before we do any activity away from them. Telling our spouse our dail ...

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