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Taking Your Marriage on Vacation

Photo by Wilson S├ínchez
Nine years into marriage, we were planning to leave town to visit family after Mark worked a half day.  Mel packed up the kids and the car, and Mark just needed to throw in his suitcase.Mark was delayed several hours at work.By the time we met up, we were both irritated and highly stressed and just

Tone of Voice - Revisited

This post originally appeared one year ago, but has been re-posted for those who may have missed it the first time around.
Something that we’ve become increasingly aware of in our marriage is how our tone of voice so significantly affects our communication – for better or for worse! It is remarkable how something so seemingly small can make such a huge impact on whether our communication is healthy, productive, and enriching or debilitating, disheartening, and provocative. Believe it or not, tone of voice is huge. WE would go as far as to say tone of voice is at the root of most of the small hurts we experience in our relationship.

Anger, Over the Top

We all know anger when we see it  -- a clenched fist, a raised voice, a sullen look.  Anger can quickly surface and is readily expressed, but often it is a cover up for underlying feelings: 

7 Tips to Improve Your Sex Life

Is sex a priority in your marriage? Sexuality is an important ingredient for a healthy marriage. Here are 7 tips to help....

Words - The Seeds of Life in Marriage

Paul: Until recently, I figured it was fine for me to say whatever was on my mind as that meant I was being truthful and authentic with Stephanie. Then it dawned on me