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💍 How to Keep Your Marriage Flying High

💍 How to Keep Your Marriage Flying High

Let’s say your family is an airplane. You and your spouse are the pilots. Your children are riding as passengers. Maybe you’ve been flying this plane for so many years you’re just operating on autopilot. It’s easy. It’s efficient. But flying on autopilot can put you out of practice if something goes wrong. And when something challenging occurs, if you can’t keep the plane in the air, you don’t just hurt yourself and your spouse. You hurt…

💍 How To Fall In Love All Over Again

💍 How To Fall In Love All Over Again

Soul mates are not born. They’re made. That’s a fact that may discourage people who think marriage should be easy, but it’s the truth. God created marriage to succeed. But that success requires us to put energy into it. In other words, you have to work at marriage. As an example, let’s talk about emotions. One misconception about marriage is that the emotions will always be there. You’ll always feel “in love.” The truth is that you’ll…

💍 Striking Your Spiritual And Emotional Match

💍 Striking Your Spiritual And Emotional Match

When people ask Karen and me to explain to them the secret of our marriage, I usually have a one-word answer: God. God is the secret of our marriage. He is the secret of why we are together. The greatest intimacy that we experience is the spiritual part of our relationship. That’s why we work hard to create spiritual intimacy in our marriage. But spiritual intimacy requires emotional intimacy. And emotional intimacy means both spouses need to be…

Men Who Act Like Teenage Boys

Men Who Act Like Teenage Boys

Manhood requires us to put the lure of adolescence behind us, face upward, and step up. You hear it in the stories of middle-aged women who talk of husbands who decided they weren’t in love anymore and bolted like a colt for their freedom. Husbands who succumb to the charms of a younger woman. Husbands who retreat into the same cocoon of self-absorption and irresponsibility that we see in so many adolescents. In other words, these men…

Learn to Make Your Differences Work for Both of You

Learn to Make Your Differences Work for Both of You

Working together as Christian sexual therapists for more than 40 years, we’ve often heard complaints from couples struggling with intimacy in marriage. Husbands frequently complain, “Men need sex; women need affection, but I can’t get my wife to understand my need for sex. Please help!” Then we hear the counter complaint from wives, “All he ever wants is sex. No matter how frequently we have sex, it is never enough!” We’ve also heard contrary comments from women who…

💍🌟 Chip And Joanna Gaines Make Heartbreaking Announcement For Fans Of ‘Fixer Upper’ [Watch]

💍🌟 Chip And Joanna Gaines Make Heartbreaking Announcement For Fans Of ‘Fixer Upper’ [Watch]

Chip and Joanna Gaines made it official today: Their popular HGTV show “Fixer Upper” will be no more after the upcoming fifth season. There had been whispers of such a move. To be clear, the couple did not say it was cancelled by the network, but rather a “choice.” “It is with both sadness and expectation that we share the news that season 5 of Fixer Upper will be our last,” the couple wrote in a statement on their…

💍 7 Things I Wish I’d Known About Men Before I Married

💍 7 Things I Wish I’d Known About Men Before I Married

Knowing these truths would have helped me prepare for marriage and be a better wife. By Tricia Goyer Growing up with my stepdad and younger brother I thought I knew a thing or two about men. While I knew not to change the channel during a football game, not to serve quiche for dinner, and not to attempt to fix a broken doorknob with a rubber band, there were a few important things I missed—things that would…

💍 How To Date And Successfully Marry

Your marriage can succeed. Regardless of how much you are struggling or how fearful you may be, you can make it in marriage. God made marriage. God also made you for marriage, and He never makes anything to fail. You might say, “Well, Jimmy, then why are so many people failing in their marriages?” It’s because they’re not doing it God’s way. There are several issues at stake here, but one of the most significant is that people get…

💍 Why We Marry Who We Marry

Most people think marriage is about the future. For some, marriage is a way to escape their past. They think, “I want to find a person who will take me as far from my past as I can possibly get.” That’s what I thought when I married Karen. But subconsciously, God has wired us the opposite of that kind of thinking. We naturally seek a person who will walk us back to our past so we can…

💍 The Healing Journey Of Marriage

God designed marriage to heal us. To some people, this may sound like an oxymoron, a self-contradictory statement. We know that marriage has damaged so many people so deeply. For them, a previous marriage may have been destructive. They may have grown up in an environment marked by a toxic relationship. But marriage was intended to be a healing journey for men and women. Here are four truths I want you to understand about this: 1⃣ First, God…