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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! To have these articles sent right to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter.

Marriage Enrichment Articles

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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Article: Our Perception is Everything in Marriage

In his excerpt from his latest book "Cherish", author Gary Thomas reveals a sure-fire way to create happiness in marriage. He suggests that we strive to adopt a new mindset that shifts our way…

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Article: It’s Always the Little Things in Marriage

It's the little things that most married couples fight about. But the reality is that under the little things lie the bigger things. How do we respond to our spouses when a little thing…

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Article: Marriage Stretches Our Capacity to Love – Every Day!

Marriage is complicated. On one hand it is meant to bring us companionship and joy, and on the other hand, it is also meant to shake us to the core. Our marriages and our…

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Article: Making Up is Hard to Do: 5 Tips for Making Up

Conflict is a natural part of marriage, but if we don't handle it well, it can lead to misunderstanding and suffering. Here are some practical tips for productively resolving a conflict.  Read Full Article

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Video: Love Like There’s No Tomorrow • Creating a Marriage Without Argument

In this brilliant TedTalk, best-selling author (Happy Wives Club and The Argument-Free Marriage) and marriage blogger Fawn Weaver suggest practical and simple shifts of thinking that can help anyone approach their marriage differently. Her…

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Article: Peace Begins With Me – Even in My Marriage!

Since the event at MSG, many of us have been thinking about the idea that "Peace begins with me". However, it's often easier said than done, especially when it comes to marriage! We often…

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