ARTICLES

Community

It takes a community to sustain a marriage. Thriving couples spend time with people who want to see their marriage succeed (Hebrews 10:24-25), and they have positive examples of marriage in their lives. They have people they can count on in times of need and are careful not to isolate themselvesRead More…

Resource – Team Us

Spiritual

Spiritual intimacy includes having a commitment to Christ as the foundation of marriage (Ephesians 2:20). Together and individually, husband and wife actively pursue a deep relationship with ChristRead More…

ResourceSacred Marriage

Coping

Every marriage faces change, stress, and crisis, and coping well requires first understanding that challenges are inevitable (John 16:33). Healthy couples prepare for hard times and work together to overcome difficulties. Read more…

Resource – Healing the Hurt in Your Marriage

Commitment

Marriage was created by God and is to be honored by everyone (Hebrews 13:4). Healthy couples believe marriage is permanent and that divorce is not an option. They look forward to their future together and see their marriage as one of the most important parts of their lives. Read More…

Resource – Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage

Intimacy

Mutually satisfying physical intimacy involves recognizing that sex is God’s gift to a married couple as a way to experience the most profound intimacy possible—two becoming one flesh (Genesis 2:24). Thriving couples are willing to discuss what they like and dislike and make adjustments to meet each other’s needs. Read More…

Resource – No More Headaches

Time

Finding ways to sustain love involves spending enjoyable together (Ecclesiastes 9:9). Thriving couples build a strong friendship by continuing to date. They develop meaningful traditions, spend time with each other, laugh together and look for adventure. Read More…

Resource – Little Book of Great Dates

Nourish

Couples who nourish each other put love into action (1 John 3:18). They sacrifice by putting each other’s needs above their own. Both members of a thriving marriage strive to discover exactly what helps the other feel loved. Read More…

Resource – 5 Love Languages

Cherish

Couples who cherish each other recognize that each spouse is created in God’s image and is, therefore, of infinite worth and value. They understand that God created everyone differently, and they treasure the unique characteristics in their spouse. Read More…

Resource – Fun Loving You

Conflict

Conflict happens in every marriage, but God uses those struggles to help individuals and couples grow and find greater joy (James 1:2). In a thriving marriage, couples recognize this reality and strive to learn how to handle conflict. Healthy couples deal with issues right away, speak respectfully even when they disagree, and show compassion in conflict. Read More…

Resource – Fight Your Way 

Communication

Positive communication allows couples to become emotionally connected. Two individuals can understand each other better when they listen well and when they express their needs, thoughts and feelings honestly (1 Corinthians13:12). Read More…

Resource – The Whole Hearted Wife

Healthy Individuals

A marriage can only be as strong as the two people in it, and a healthy marriage is made of two healthy individuals. Thriving couples focus on how they can each be a better spouse (Ephesians 4:15) while continuing to grow spiritually, emotionally, physically and mentally as individuals. Read More…

Resource – Kingdom Marriage

Shared Responsibilty

Sharing responsibility involves being on the same team. Thriving couples recognize their unique, God-given roles and work together to manage everyday responsibilities. They utilize their individual gifts and talents as they negotiate ways to divide household chores fairly. Read More…

Resource – To Love, Honor, and Vacuum