When the Man of Your Dreams Isn’t the Man in Your Dreams or Other Marital Nightmares from the Past

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 […]

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The Potential Impact of Prayer and Spiritual Practices in Romantic Relationships

**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 […]

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The Main Aspects of Commitment in Marriage and Why it Matters More Than a Decade Ago

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 […]

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