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)

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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I Should Be Grateful…

I Should Be Grateful…

  I should be grateful.Have you ever found yourself thinking these words on the heels of experiencing some negative emotions? Maybe you’re angry with your spouse or going through a tough time in general. You attempt to change your perspective and pull yourself...

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How Gratitude Helps Fend Off Fights

How Gratitude Helps Fend Off Fights

When you think of the way you express and experience gratitude in your relationship, what comes to mind? Perhaps it’s kind words, heartfelt gestures, or a loving smile or touch. These are momentary expressions of the sentiment, but the fact is, the influence of a...

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That Same Stupid Fight: Handling Conflict with Your Spouse

That Same Stupid Fight: Handling Conflict with Your Spouse

  That Same Stupid Fight: Handling Conflict with Your Spouse There’s a reason so many of us would rather get a cavity filled with Kenny G in the background than have that same … stupid … fight. Conflict with your spouse is inevitable for all couples. (Whoever got...

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The What, When and How of Family Boundaries

The What, When and How of Family Boundaries

 Whether your relationship with your in-laws and your own family is usually pretty great or has its ups and downs, there are situations that test your family boundaries. If your families already struggle with boundary issues, certain circumstances may exacerbate...

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