Long, long ago, when one was required to use a phone limited by the length of a cord attached to the wall, one of my roommates called out to me, “Lori, your dream man is on the phone.” Had I heard correctly? I was confused because my boyfriend was across the country and not able […]Read More When the Man of Your Dreams Isn’t the Man in Your Dreams or Other Marital Nightmares from the Past
**Note: This post is an update from one originally written almost two years ago, coinciding with the national release of a film related to prayer and marriage. I edited it to be relevant in the current context, and added what I think is a critical component of spiritual practices in couple relationships. What is “sanctification […]Read More The Potential Impact of Prayer and Spiritual Practices in Romantic Relationships
Love or Commitment? Researchers have confirmed that the single most important quality in keeping a marriage stable over the long-term is commitment. Commitment is an intention to maintain a relationship over time. In the words of commitment researcher, Dr. Scott Stanley, it is “We with a future.” People generally commit to someone in long-term relationships […]Read More The Main Aspects of Commitment in Marriage and Why it Matters More Than a Decade Ago
While my husband was getting dressed this morning, I noticed something glinting off his finger. “Hey, you’re wearing a wedding ring,” I observed. “I always do,” he nonchalantly replied. “Since when?” I prodded, wondering if he remembered that he has spent 99% of our marriage not wearing a ring. “Since a few months ago,” he […]Read More Should I be Worried if my Spouse Doesn’t Wear a Wedding Ring?