In ten years of marriage counseling, I’ve noticed certain problems that tend to be present in almost every marriage that is either in trouble or headed for trouble. Here are some tips that if sincerely followed, would eliminate many of those problems and make your marriage more successful and your faith stronger. Some are practical and some are spiritual. I hope they will all be valuable. Continue reading
Give me some practical suggestions for the selection of a husband. I sure want to get it right and don’t think I should depend just on looks or personality. What are the factors I should consider before saying “I do”?
Everyone deserves to be in a safe and healthy relationship. Do you know if your relationship is healthy? Answer YES or NO to the following questions to find out. Make sure to write down your responses. At the end, you’ll find out how to score your answers.
The Person I’m With
- Is very supportive of things I do.
- Encourages me to try new things. Continue reading
- Lack Of Trust For Each Other
Trust is a major ingredient in any relationship. You cannot really love as expected in a romantic relationship if you do not trust your partner. If you believe they can lie to you in anyway, you may find it difficult to believe when he or she tells you “I love you.” Continue reading
“My relationship is a little over two years old but we got engaged late last year. We planned to get married in December. I didn’t know God when we met but she was born again and active in her church. Continue reading
“I started this relationship last year January, and he proposed to me this year February during Valentine. I accepted to marry but I am not happy with the relationship because right from the start, he’s always comparing me to his ex-girlfriend. At first I thought after a while he would stop but after proposing to me and talking about marriage he never stopped talking about how nice she was and how
I once read about how a woman stabbed her husband several times to death. His offense? He was having an affair with a
colleague, for four years he denied whenever the wife confronted him until she found out that he had a child by same woman! Continue reading
Courtship: The activities that occur when people are developing a romantic relationship that could lead to marriage.
- Avoid co-habiting. Living together before the wedding does not only spoils the fun of the relationship but it is an offense against God because it encourages living in sin.
- Build a healthy communication. This will help form a solid foundation for your marriage. Marriage is about communicating love, affection, security, needs etc. Communication is not only with words but gestures. Continue reading
Babe, you are having a very beautiful relationship except that every now and then some little misunderstanding creeps in that spoils the fun. This ushers in your prolong ‘silent punishment’, you are not breaking the relationship but you just want to ‘show’ him how to treat a woman. Continue reading
We often expect to get the best from people even when we may not have same to offer or willing to offer if we have. When we think about the one we want to spend the rest of our lives with, we often have a picture of a ‘perfect’ person. Continue reading