How to Find Hope When You Feel Cursed in Marriage
I entered marriage with the mistaken impression that it would always feel much more joyful than painful. Ironically, my parent’s marriage should have proven the opposite of that reality for me! 😉 Don’t misunderstand—it’s not as if my marriage hasn’t had plenty of joyful moments. It’s just that the joys have ALWAYS been mingled and…
How to Apply and Integrate Your Identity in Marriage Troubles
Staying in an unrelenting and difficult marriage can really take a toll on your sense of identity, making you feel as if you don’t know who you are apart from what you do. People often try to fix this problem by doing more or different things—like exercising more so that you feel and look better.…
The Unfair Task to Love a Mate Who Won’t Love Back
I grew up in a family that wasn’t very open with statements of love for each other. So I went into dating and marriage with a larger than average love-hunger. This drove me to expect a larger portion of love than any “love interest” could humanly feed me. As you can imagine, this put tremendous…
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