Helpful Resources for Emotions

Acceptance vs. Rejection – Heart of Marriage Series (2 of 5)

It’s not rocket science to know that rejecting your spouse is a really, really painful thing to do. But, think about the opposite for a moment: if I asked you to sit down and list the things you do regularly to communicate your unconditional acceptance of your spouse: how long would that list be?

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Commitment vs. Abandonment – Heart of Marriage Series (1 of 5)

There are some things you can do without in marriage – and still have a pretty good marriage. Commitment is NOT one of those things. It is foundational. If you don’t have it, your marriage is toast. But, the good news is, even if you don’t have it right now, you can choose to be committed today and start building this essential piece into your marriage.

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How To Help Your Spouse’s Anxiety

If you’re living with another human being in this wonderful institution called marriage, then there is a good chance that at some point in your experience as a couple, your spouse is going to experience anxiety. I’ve seen this over and over and believe me, some couples handle it much better than others. Here are some how-to’s and how-not-to’s.

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Stop Hiding From Your Spouse! Fears of Intimacy (Part 3 of 3)

Sometimes it is just too scary to let someone else make the decisions. Other times the fear of losing someone is so powerful we won’t even let ourselves get close to them. These sound rather extreme, but are more common in marriages than we might think. Let’s take a look at what triggers these fears.

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Stop Hiding From Your Spouse! Fears of Intimacy (Part 2 of 3)

If you’ve ever come up against some really strong feelings – either your own or someone else’s – then you’ve probably felt yourself freaking out a little bit. Going into flight, fight or freeze mode! In Part 2, we talk about the fear of feelings and the fear of anger.

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