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Marriage Enrichment Articles

Marriage, like our spiritual health, physical health, and personal cleanliness requires constant investment and upkeep! The BFM regularly shares marriage enrichment articles and resources to help you and your spouse explore different ways to enrich your marriage.

Scroll below to find different marriage enrichment resources including articles, videos, recommended readings and more!

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Marriage Enrichment Articles

Article: How to Deal With the Ebb and Flow of Attraction in Marriage

Professional counselor Debra Fileta offers some helpful advice for those who no longer find themselves attracted to their spouse. What does that do to the sexual relationship? How should we respond? Fileta combines real-world…

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Article: 2 Ways to Keep the Emotional Connection Strong in Your Marriage

Dr. Angela Bisignana gives clear guidance for how couples can strengthen and maintain their emotional connection by simply turning towards each other on a regular basis. Read Full Article More Articles

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Article: How to Make Time for Your Marriage

This blogger shares a simple, yet effective technique that his couple uses when the demands of work and family get in the way of their emotional connection. Read Full Article Read More Marriage Enrichment…

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Article: 4 Ways to Balance Personal Goals in Your Marriage

When our spouse expresses a strong desire to go to undergraduate or graduate school, whether it's a new idea or one they have been thinking about for awhile, the ramifications and adjustments needed as a…

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Article: Three Rituals That Can Prevent You and Your Spouse From Drifting Apart

Most marriage therapists agree that couples need strategies to stay happy over the long haul, and a practical plan whereby they can nurture the positives in their marriages. This article recommends three simple but…

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Article: How to Make Your Marriage a Priority

This marriage blog discusses the importance and the challenges of making our marriages a priority, no matter what stage of life we are in and offers practical suggestions for how to do it! Read…

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Article: How to Increase Spiritual Intimacy in Marriage

In this article, Justin Davis addresses a common problem that many faith-based marriages face - that of growing spiritually as a couple. He explains where the challenges come from and offers practical steps to…

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Article: How Your Marriage Can Benefit From Less Screen Time

Marriage bloggist Shana Bresnahan shares about what happened when she and her husband made the shift from reality shows to actual reality, by cutting down on TV time. Read Full Article Read More Marriage…

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Article: The Domino Effect of Marriage

Most of us have experienced times in our marriages when frustration and resentment get the better of us. In this article, marriage expert Michelle Weiner Davis reminds us that change is reciprocal and offers…

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Video: “I Don’t Think You’re Listening to Me” by Marriage365

The staff of Marriage365 performs a lip sync to Tyrone and Elina Wells song titled " I Don't Think You're Listening to Me". It's a hilarious example of the challenges couples face in communication—and…

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Article: Attributes of Healthy and Connected Relationships

When our relationships go through the inevitable dry patches, it can be helpful to remember which aspects contribute to maintaining and strengthening them. This concise article is like a refresher course and offers us…

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Video: Love Language #5—Physical Touch

Here is the final video on the Five Love Languages. This one describes the fifth love language of physical touch. If this is your love language or that of your spouse, it is important…

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Video: Love Language #4—Acts of Service

This weeks' video describes Acts of Service as the fourth Love Language, and explains what it might look like if it is our love language, and how we might communicate with our spouse if…

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Video: Learning the Third Love Language—Giving Gifts

This week we will hear a brief explanation of the third love language; that of giving gifts. People who value this love language tend to show and express their love by giving thoughtful and…

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Video: Understanding the Love Language of Words of Affirmation

Last week we posted a video giving an overview of the 5 Love Languages. This week, the next video in the series explains the first love language more thoroughly: Words of Affirmation

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Video: Understanding Our Partner’s Love Language

Most people are familiar with the concept of 5 love languages, but here's a review to help us utilize this understanding in our day to day interactions with our spouses. Read More Marriage Enrichment…

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Article: Going Deeper in Love

Developing spiritual intimacy in marriage means nurturing the soul of our marriages and the souls of each other. here are three spiritual practices that can help us to transcend superficial bonds and go deeper,…

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Article: Smart New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Marriage

Since January is the month for making new goals, Alysse ElHage asked seven of the top contributors to the Institute for Family Studies website to share their best advice for making New Year's resolutions…

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Article: Negative Bias Can Wreak Havoc on Our Marriages!

This article describes the common problem of "negative bias" in marriage, where one partner (or both) anticipates the other will behave a certain way and gets defensive before anything happens Sound familiar? Read on…

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Article: Applying What We Do in Our Friendships to Our Marriages

In this article, Anita Chlipala suggests that we take what we do in our closest friendships, and apply it to our marriages. In our friendships, for example, we take the good with the bad…

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Article: Surviving and Thriving in All the Seasons of Marriage

Marriage therapists recognize that the quality of a marriage relationship cycles just like the seasons do, and when we find ourselves in the fall season, we need to change course and intentionally invest in…

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Video: When Sex Becomes a Problem

It is estimated that 1 in 3 married couples struggle with mismatched sexual desire. If this is something that comes up in your marriage, listen as relationship guru Michelle Weiner Davis, helps couples stop…

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Article: Investing Wisely Yields Compound Results – Even in Marriage!

Using the financial analogy of compound interest, author Shaunti Feldhahn explains how we can do the same thing in our marriages. She recommends a few specific ways we can "invest" in our relationships that…

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Video: The Secret to Desire in Long-Term Relationships

In long-term relationships, we often expect our beloved to be both best friend and erotic partner. But as Esther Perel argues, good and committed sex draws on two conflicting needs: our need for security…

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Article: Five Ways to Work at Great Sex (and Five Ways Not to Love Your Lover)

Christians Clifford and Joyce Penner have been sex therapists for over 40 years, so they understand how important it is, and how difficult it can be, for couples to develop and sustain vibrant sex…

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Article: Investing in Our Love Lives

In the following article, Christian author Gary Thomas cautions us against taking our spouses—and our responsibilities—for granted, especially when it comes to our sexual lives. He gently reminds us that the only intimate life…

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Article: Recapturing the Passion of Marriage

Life coach Tony Robbins suggests four specific things to try when we hit the inevitable threshold in our marriages when things have become too familiar and we've lost the excitement and energy of new…

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Video: In Marriage, Conflict Can Be Your Friend

In this brief video, marriage therapist Hedy Schleifer answers the question of how we can strengthen our marriages. Her unique and powerful advice is to view conflict as our friend and as an invitation…

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Article: Resetting Our Marriage With a Single Question

The author of this article reminds us that more often than not, the real reason for conflict in marriage is simple - we need to be heard and understood. With that in mind, she…

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Article: Tipping the First Domino in Marriage

Marriage expert Michelle Weiner Davis offers couples a new approach to getting out of the "waiting for the other person to change first" syndrome. she reminds us that change within relationships is reciprocal. In…

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