The Health Consequences of Constant Bickering in Marriage

Constant Bickering in Marriage Brings New Meaning to “I’m Sick of You” Researchers at Ohio State University, in the US, found that spouses who engage in escalated, constant bickering

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When the Honeymoon Phase Wears Off…How You’ll Know…and What to Do

How Do You Know When the Honeymoon Phase Wears Off? When the honeymoon phase wears off in your relationship…how will you know? Research tells us that the honeymoon period is quite real. It tends

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Just How Important is Forgiving an Unfaithful Spouse?

Forgiving an Unfaithful Spouse New research on how couples begin the process of reconciling after infidelity has examined several factors, such as the passage of time, relationship satisfaction, and

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8 Essential Guidelines for Fair Fighting in Marriage

Fair Fighting in marriage is an essential skill. In this post, I’d like to spell out 8 essential guidelines for how to fight fair. There’s a lot to be said about how to manage marital conflict.

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Is Once a Cheater Always a Cheater True? What’s the Science?

Is Once a Cheater Always a Cheater True? Is Once a Cheater Always a Cheater True? Well…not always. However, according to new research, prior infidelities can triple the chance of a cheating on

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What You Can Learn in Breakup Bootcamp

What You Need to Know in the Breakup Bootcamp I’ve noticed that some “relationship coaches” who have no credentials in couples therapy or mental health whatsoever regularly attempt to

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The 5 Essential Tasks to Achieving Forgiveness in Marriage

Why is Forgiveness in Marriage So Hard? Is there an attachment science of forgiveness in marriage? What is forgiveness in marriage? Is it possible…or even desirable? In this post, I’m going

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The 5 Tell-Tale Signs of a Clinically Covert Narcissist Husband

The Clinical Covert Narcissist Husband What is a Covert Narcissist Husband? We have a mistaken notion that narcissism is always characterized by a larger than life expansive grandiosity. But there is another

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13 Crucial Rules for Fighting Fair in Marriage

Rules for Fighting Fair? Isn’t Fighting Bad? Any discussion about rules for fighting fair in marriage first has to deal with the question “why fight at all? Isn’t fighting a sign of a

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Christian Couples Counseling in a Secular Therapy World

Science-based Christian couples counseling may not be an oxymoron, but it might as well be. Psychotherapy has never been particularly curious about religious faith of any kind. Most modern therapists do

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