Defensiveness is a Destroyer of Marriage

Defensiveness can quickly damage a relationship and lead to disconnect, sabotaging True Intimacy that God has designed for marriage. Defensiveness can escalate conflicts, build walls, and separate hearts. Defensiveness is so damaging Dr. John Gottman has named it as one of the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” when it comes to predicting divorce. … More Defensiveness is a Destroyer of Marriage

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Three Marriage Truths You Need Reminded Of

Because we live in a day without absolutes, or should I say a day in which many refuse to believe in absolutes, it is necessary to reiterate basic truths.

Socially, marriage and family serves as a microcosmic indicator of whether a society will succeed or fail. Spiritually, marriage also serves as a similar gauge. The miraculous oneness between a husband and wife is a type of the unity found in the Godhead as well as the relationship between God and the Church. … More Three Marriage Truths You Need Reminded Of

Four Destroyers of Marriage

Would you want the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse trampling through your home? The end-times imagery that the Apostle John paints in his Revelation captures the grim effect these destroyers will have on the planet. As one of a few true experts on marriage and relationship, Dr. John Gottman’s 25 years of research has identified some common Destroyers of marriage. He claims a 91% accuracy rate in predicting whether a couple will succeed or fail based on certain criteria. In his book, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, he states, “These predictions are not based on my intuition or preconceived notions of what marriage ‘should be’, but on the data I’ve accumulated over years of study.” … More Four Destroyers of Marriage

The Power of Touch

In his seminal work, Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin, Ashley Montagu illuminates how the skin is the most important organ system of the body, because unlike other senses, a human being cannot survive without the physical and behavioral functions performed by the skin. He concludes: “When the need for touch remains unsatisfied, abnormal … More The Power of Touch