Turning Your Marriage Around

Turning Your Marriage Around by Mitch Temple “Attitudes Don’t Really Count” “Remember that whatever you do in life, ninety percent of it is half mental.” Yogi Berra1 In November of the tenth year of our marriage, Rhonda and I were discussing a sensitive issue that comes up every year: where we… Read More

The 'Love and Respect' Principle

by Focus on the Family Maybe you’ve heard that a woman needs to be loved by her husband and a man needs to be respected by his wife. However, if you’re like the average man or woman, you’re thinking, “Sure, that all sounds great, but what does it mean?” Men… Read More

Basics of Love and Respect

Women need to feel loved, and men need to feel respected. by Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs Kelly wondered if her husband, Steve, would remember their 10th anniversary. Some years he had forgotten. But, this year, he remembered. He had found just the right card, and he was sure it would… Read More

ou're Stepping on My Air Hose!

When the husband sees the spirit of his wife deflate, he should realize he’s stepping on her air hose and get off it. by Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs Loving Colossians 3:19 commands a husband to agape-love his wife (love unconditionally). Obviously, she needs to feel loved. Imagine that the wife… Read More

The Crazy Cycle

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs describes the crazy cycle and how it affects marriages. by Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs What is the Crazy Cycle? Craziness is when we keep doing the same thing — again and again — with the same ill effect. Marital craziness is when we do the same thing… Read More

Love and Respect: A Royal Marriage

Marriage is a lot like royalty. A wife wants to be first in the heart of her prince. A husband wants to be the hero that his princess admires and respects. from Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs, Susan Mathis There is something intriguing about royalty – and a royal marriage. It’s… Read More

Decision Time

Are you ready to transform your marriage by putting the principles of love and respect into practice? by Carol Heffernan As any married couple eventually discovers, romantic feelings don’t exist everyday. It takes effort to keep a marriage strong, to keep minor disagreements from becoming major ones, to favor sweet… Read More

Next Steps and Related Information

Additional resources addressing communication and conflict Next Article in Series Popular questions on this topic: I’ve been sharply critical of my husband in the past, and he can’t forgive me. How can we get past this? Does my husband need me in ways I may not fully understand? How do… Read More

Turning Your Marriage Around

by Mitch Temple “Attitudes Don’t Really Count” “Remember that whatever you do in life, ninety percent of it is half mental.” Yogi Berra1 In November of the tenth year of our marriage, Rhonda and I were discussing a sensitive issue that comes up every year: where we were going to… Read More

Change Your Mind, Change Your Marriage

Thoughts and attitudes are like the engine of a train and our emotions and behavior are like the caboose. by Mitch Temple Thoughts and attitudes are like the engine of a train and our emotions and behavior are like the caboose. Thoughts help form and determine your attitudes toward marriage.… Read More