Romance


5 Sex Tips for Women With Ulcerative Colitis

These intimacy and sex tips are for women who have an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s, and who want more intimacy in their romantic relationship. I’m not a marriage therapist or a gastroenterology expert – but I am a woman with ulcerative colitis and a sexy husband 🙂 While writing 10 […]

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Christian Dating Advice for Women in Love

The most important decision you’ll ever make is who to marry. This Christian dating advice – specifically for women in love – will help you stay focused on the most important thing in your life: your relationship with God. Everything else is gravy, including your relationship with your boyfriend or fiance. In The Mingling of […]


Are You Married, Yet Alone? How to Cope With a Lonely Marriage

The day you said your vows, you never thought loneliness would be your constant companion. These tips on how to cope with a lonely marriage will help you see why you feel so alone. And, you may learn how to thrive and be happy despite your loneliness. In The Emotionally Destructive Marriage: How to Find Your […]

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How to Have a Happy Marriage

New research on marriage shows that the happier the wife, the happier the life. This insight into how to have a happy marriage is inspired by a Rutgers study – and the findings can be applied to any relationship. In The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages: The Little Things That Make a Big Difference, […]


How to Save Your Marriage Without Counseling

Many women ask me how to save a marriage without going to a relationship counselor. These eight tips are based on quotations about forgiveness, love, and hope for the future — because not all husbands want to go to marriage counseling  and not all couples can afford it. Since learning how to save a marriage […]

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How to Go on a Marriage Retreat Without Leaving Home

My husband and I are taking a marriage course, and it’s better than a marriage retreat! Here’s what we learned so far. This is your chance to go on a marriage retreat without leaving the comfort of your own home. Our marriage course is seven weeks long, on Sunday evenings at Lynn Valley Full Gospel […]


10 Board Games for Couples

I’m not a big fan of playing board games, but my husband and I were recently invited over to another couple’s house for “games night.” It was a ton of fun – and it inspired me to rewrite an article about board games for couples. One of the most fun games my husband and I […]

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5 Tips for Planning a Surprise Date Night

My husband and I are talking the Marriage Course through Alpha International, and the first tip we’re implementing is “date night.” Nicky and Sila Lee call it Marriage Time, actually, and it’s about making time for each other every week. “Prioritizing marriage time is constantly the most difficult thing that we struggle to do, but […]


How to Get Your Husband to Love You

These thoughts on how to get your husband to love you again are inspired by a woman who has been married for 13 years. Her husband doesn’t seem to care about their marriage at all. On my article about coping with abuse in relationships, she wrote: “My husband can’t understand how it feels to be […]

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How to Get Your Husband to Want You Again

Your husband looks at other women, online and in person. Here’s how to get him to want you again – and it’s not about increasing your sex appeal, losing weight or being a more attractive woman. In Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships, Dr David Schnarch explores the ways we can […]


When Your Husband Doesn’t Want to Have Sex With You

You have a great marriage, but your husband isn’t interested in having sex with you. This happens more often than you think – to even the happiest married couples. Here’s what one reader says: “We are not intimate at all. There is zero passion. We talk about it, he always listens and says we need […]


How to Increase Emotional Connection in Your Marriage

One of the marriage problems nobody talks about is the difference between physical and emotional intimacy. Until now! A reader recently asked this question about increasing emotional connection in her relationship with her husband… “I would like to talk and build more of an emotional connection, but my husband only wants a physical one,” says […]