Category Archives: Marital Conflict Resolution

Your Marriage: Master or Disaster?

How would you define your marriage? As a master or a disaster? The article I’m reposting below  by Derek Lovell  summarizes the results of the Gottman Institute study  Emily Smith wrote about in “Masters of Love.”  I found these two articles helpful and  think your marriage will benefit from reading them. From the data they gathered, … Continue reading Your Marriage: Master or Disaster?

Act Your Age (When Handling Marital Conflict)

Originally posted 8/8/14: What am I? Arms flailing,  Fists clenched. Feet stomping. Face contorted, flushed, red with rage. Eyes narrowed, pupils dilated. Brows wrinkled. Mouth open. Growling. Baring teeth. No, it’s not  angry Dr. Bruce Banner  turning into the monstrous temper tantrum known as the Hulk. It’s a “fit.” A conniption. The kind we Southerners … Continue reading Act Your Age (When Handling Marital Conflict)

Fight. or Flight. How Do You Face Trouble in Your Marriage?

Here we are in this holding pattern. And the Word was God revealed Himself to me recently: …,,let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.  And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of  character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and … Continue reading Fight. or Flight. How Do You Face Trouble in Your Marriage?

ACT YOUR AGE

What am I? Arms flailing,  Fists clenched. Feet stomping. Face contorted, flushed, red with rage. Eyes narrowed, pupils dilated. Brows wrinkled. Mouth open. Growling. Baring teeth. No, it’s not  angry Dr. Bruce Banner  turning into the monster temper tantrum known as the Hulk. It’s a “fit.” A conniption. The kind we Southerners call a “hissy … Continue reading ACT YOUR AGE