Building Better Marriages

Changing the World One ‘Little House’ at a Time

Statement of Faith

We believe that God created man and that He created them male and female. As such He created them different so as to complement and complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. Therefore, we perform and mentor marriages in accordance with Biblical guidelines. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6; John 4:16-18; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 5:11, 6:9-11. 6:18-20, 7:1-3 and 7:8-9; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:3-7; 1 Timothy 1:9-11)

5 Reasons to Give Back Together

5 Reasons to Give Back Together

This time of year, we talk a lot about gratitude and thankfulness, which are great concepts to keep top of mind year-round. Research has shown that feelings of gratitude alone can have positive effects on a person’s wellbeing. But that doesn’t mean it has to stop...

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3 Ways to Better Understand Your Spouse’s Personality

3 Ways to Better Understand Your Spouse’s Personality

By Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott - September 7, 2022 - Marriage Do you want to know your spouse on a deeper level? Gaining a greater understanding of your spouse’s personality (and vice versa) is one way to create more closeness in your marriage. Our inborn...

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5 Tips for blending your family peacefully

5 Tips for blending your family peacefully

Have you remarried recently, and are you blending your families? Are you planning to get remarried? Remarrying when one or both of you have children can be a complex journey to embark upon. A third of Americans today are part of a stepfamily structure. When both of a...

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3 Conversations to Help You Grow Together Through Change

3 Conversations to Help You Grow Together Through Change

Do you relish change – embracing new challenges and experiences with confidence and enthusiasm? Or do you prefer routine – feeling most comfortable with the familiar and knowing what comes next? Whichever camp you fall into, change is inevitable. How we respond to it,...

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10 Ways to Connect in 10 Minutes or Less

10 Ways to Connect in 10 Minutes or Less

Post originally appeared at https://www.prepare-enrich.com/blog/10-ways-to-connect-in-10-minutes-or-less/ In an ideal world, you and your spouse get to enjoy a weekly date night and ample time each day to check in and connect. Reality looks different. Depending on...

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What our Parents Teach Us about Marriage…

What our Parents Teach Us about Marriage…

  If you had to write a book full of the lessons your parents taught you, what would be in it? Would there be a long chapter on the importance of kindness or having a good work ethic? Would there be a glossary of “things we...

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How Your Childhood Can Affect Your Marriage

How Your Childhood Can Affect Your Marriage

 By Terry Gaspard MSW, LICSW is a licensed therapist and authorYour past has a bigger impact on your present than you thinkWhen Deborah, 38, and Scott, 39, (*not their real names) sat on the couch in my office during a couples counseling session,...

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Ease Each Other’s Worries (And Your Own)

Ease Each Other’s Worries (And Your Own)

  Are you a worrier? How about your spouse?  Truth be told, even the most carefree individuals find themselves worrying about something from time to time. Whether it’s little day-to-day troubles or big overwhelming...

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How to Fight Smarter: Soften Your Start-Up

How to Fight Smarter: Soften Your Start-Up

  The Gottman Institute - Ellie Lisitsa, 2022 A six-year longitudinal study predicted the likelihood of a couple’s divorce by observing just the first three minutes of a conflict discussion. The couples who divorced...

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