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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: Revisiting Our Relationship Goals

In this article, Catherine Winter talks about the value of revisiting our relationship goals in order to encourage honest sharing and foster teamwork.

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Article: Getting the Spark Back

In this interview from The Science of Happiness, listen to or read what Ayesha Mattu has to say about how she brought the spack back to her marriage of ten years.

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Article: Safety First | Debby Gullery

When I ask people what the most important ingredient for good communication is, they almost always say “being a good listener”, and I agree that it is very important. But what I’ve come to…

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Article: Sharing Our Feelings: Too Much or Too Little?

Is it wise to share every single feeling we have with our spouses in hopes of connection? Is it healthy to keep our feelings and desires inside for fear of rejection? Author John Amodeo…

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Article: God-Centered Benchmarks for a Healthy Marriage

Sexual Intimacy is one of the most important aspects of a healthy marriage, but often one of the most problematic and misunderstood areas. In this video, authors Ryan and Selena Frederick tackle this topic…

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Article: Our Assumptions In Marriage Can Get Us Into Trouble!

Let's face it - we have assumptions about everything. But sometimes our assumptions can get us into trouble, especially in the marriage arena. This article highlights five unhelpful assumptions we often make that can…

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Article: Generous Listening

Listening well, with generosity, is a learned skill. None of us are born being great listeners. And since all couples have trouble getting through to each other sometimes, it makes sense for us to…

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Article: Seriously. What’s the Point of Marriage?

No, really, this is a serious question. What’s the point? If you don’t have a goal, objective, or specific outcome in mind, or if you don’t know what you and your partner’s needs are…

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Article: Safeguarding Our Marriages Against Stress

Life is stressful! There is no avoiding those days where we feel we have too much ...

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Video: World Peace Really Does Begin With Marriage and the Family

In this TEDx Talk, Julie Schwartz Gottman uses findings from studies on love and diplomacy to ...

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Video: Getting Out of the Doldrums!

The Own Show consulted a panel of relationship experts to suggest some simple steps to help us take our marriages from dull to delightful!

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Article: In Marriage, Money Problems Are Rarely Just About Money

Money problems are rarely about money only. This article by Mary Hunt, the founder of 'Debt-Proof Living', illustrates how important it is for couples to learn to manage their differences in terms of spending…

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Article: What to Do About Problems in Marriage

What to Do About ProblemsBy Debby Gullery “When it rains, it pours. Maybe the art of ...

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Article: Marriage is Messy

Real life is messy and complicated so it stands to reason that marriage is too. Author Harriet Lerner suggests that motivation, attitude and practice can help us find clarity and joy in the midst…

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Article: Relationships Are Like Seesaws

In this short clip, marriage expert Michelle Weiner Davis gives a simple example of how we can affect change in our relationships by changing our part of the pattern.

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Article: When Arousal Patterns Are Out of Sync

It's natural for couples to experience a discrepancy in desire at different stages of marriage, and when it happens, it's important to remember that this season of discrepancy is not a life sentence. As…

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Article: How to Change Your Partner | Debby Gullery

Everyone who has been married for more than a week has wanted or tried to change their spouse. But the truth is we can't change them. That is his or her job. The smartest…

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Article: The Art of Staying Connected With Your Spouse

Blogger Amberly Lambertsen talks about how connecting in small ways daily can be more effective than periodic grand gestures.

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Article: A Great Marriage Happens on Purpose

All marriages go through their ups and downs and there are strategies and suggestions galore for making improvements. Sometimes, however, we just need to spend more time with our spouses and make them our…

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Article: Hidden Expectations and Your Marriage

Expectations are natural, but when they are unconscious and below the surface, they can wreak havoc on our marriages! Uncovering what they are is the first step, and then learning to manage them is…

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Article: Oh, The Questions We Ask! • Debby Gullery

Oh, The Questions We Ask! By Debby Gullery “At the end of the day, the questions ...

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Article: Pursue Me Please!

Central to healthy marriages is the idea of continual and purposeful investment. One little known but very important aspect of this is that of pursuing our partner, no matter what stage of marriage we…

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Article: Celebrating & Cherishing Between the Sheets

Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate our love for one another and what better way than through the act of love itself. In this article, Gary Thomas reminds us that our attitude towards…

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Spiritual Partnerships: Soul-Mates or Whole-Mates? • Debby Gullery

There is a lot of talk about soul-mates these days but something about the term bothers me. The idea of soul-mates conjures up notions of chance and luck and infers a lack of personal…

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Article: How Much Time Do You Spend With Your Spouse?

Michelle Weiner-Davis is a marriage and family therapist and well-known author of many books on marriage. IAn this article, she explains that the biggest contributor to marriage breakdown today is the fact that couples…

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Article: Why You Should Share Your Spouse

Michelle Peterson talks about the importance of maintaining friendships and community connections outside of the marriage relationship.

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Article: Marriage As a Spiritual Practice • Debby Gullery

True Parents have taught us that our marriages and families were designed by God to be our personal schools of love. But I believe that the real measure of our spiritual life is most…

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Article: How to Be Sure Your Marriage Will Last Forever

Tyler Ward, author of "Marriage ReBranded", gets wise and unexpected advice in an interview with blogger Chance Scoggins. In the interview, Chance shares his time-tested secret on how to make sure our marriages last…

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How to Disclose a Porn Habit or Other Sexual Behavior to a Spouse or Fiancé

How does one bring up a porn habit or other sexual behavior with a partner in a healthy and productive way? John Williams has developed these helpful guidelines for telling a partner about an…

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Article: Goal-Setting as a Couple

As we begin the new year, it's natural to make goals and set intentions for growth and success, and when we're married, it's important to do so in terms of our couple. Here are…

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