How to Listen During Conflict

I’m just going to get straight into this one. No fluff or comical backstory here. Today, we’re talking about conflict. Conflict is the part of life that makes us say, “Wow. That just got real.” Conflict is the inevitable part of every relationship. At some point, it will happen, a conflict with occur, and you will be faced with the awkward and uncomfortable experience of dealing with it. … Continue reading How to Listen During Conflict

Tips For a Happy Marriage

No matter what state your marriage is in, these tips are relevant. They can even help the most perfect couples better their marriage… Because there are “perfect marriages” right? Not exactly. Everyone’s marriage is different. Sure, there may be similar components among couples and marriages, but when it comes down to it, everyone’s marriage experience is different. AND no one’s marriage is perfect. This doesn’t mean … Continue reading Tips For a Happy Marriage

Becoming One: Life in the First Year of Marriage

Evelyn Duvall developed the 8 Stage Model of the Family Cycle. The first major transitional stage in the family cycle begins with marriage. Marriage can be described with so many glorious words, but a less common description of marriage is a transition. Marriage is the transitional stage where 2 people leave their family unit to develop a new family unit. In North American culture, the transition begins with a … Continue reading Becoming One: Life in the First Year of Marriage