Romance in Marriage: Are You Speaking Two Different Languages?

Romance in Marriage: Are You Speaking Two Different Languages?

One of the most common topics discussed when talking about marriage is romance: keeping it alive, sparking it up, getting it back and everything in between. We recently found some excellent videos by Dr. Sheri Meyers, a marriage and family therapist and host of the show Straight From the Heart. In one of the videos, […]

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Rekindle Your Romance with 4 Little Words

Rekindle Your Romance with 4 Little Words

If you’re married, you probably say, “I love you” at least once a day. If you don’t, you’re probably in trouble. We say “I love you” so casually these days. I hear friends say it as a synonym for “See you later” or “You’re so funny.” We say things like “Love you bunches” or sign […]

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5 Ways to Get More Romance in Your Marriage

5 Ways to Get More Romance in Your Marriage

Rekindling romance is one the most common discussions we have with even the happiest couples we talk to in our work. At least some degree of romance is essential to a strong and happy marriage, yet it’s one of the most common things couples have trouble with. Pre-marital counseling has made some strides in preparing […]

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The Proverbial Ounce of Prevention

The Proverbial Ounce of Prevention

Hopefully it’s clear by now that at rockinmarriage.com our goal is to help you put the sizzle back in your marriage. Ed and I have gotten very good at rejuvenating the romance in our own marriage, but along the way in our work advising other couples we have discovered that it’s more than just coming […]

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Forgiveness After an Infidelity

Forgiveness After an Infidelity

There are many things that can go wrong in a marriage, and the longer you are married the bigger are the chances for problems to set in.  The mundane realities of life take over and pretty soon the excitement that once characterized your relationship and that you based your marriage on seems to have disappeared […]

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For Women: Taking Charge of the Passion

For Women: Taking Charge of the Passion

I can see it now — one eyebrow dropping in an expression that says I don’t know about this. Why should it just be up to me to be in charge of keeping the passion alive in my marriage?” Let me just say this right off the bat: it’s not just up to you. It […]

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Warding Off Boredom: Keeping the Element of Surprise Alive in a Marriage

Warding Off Boredom: Keeping the Element of Surprise Alive in a Marriage

One of the things we as humans love about marriage is the element of security it provides us; the security that comes from our lives following predictable patterns which minimizes the amount of negative drama in our lives, and the feeling of loneliness. We love knowing not only that there is someone there for us […]

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Marriage as a Spiritual Path

Marriage as a Spiritual Path

I love to read, and I especially love to read anything pertaining to relationships and marriage. Maybe it’s because I am woman. Let’s face it, we’re just wired that way… as women we are relationship-oriented by nature, probably more so than men by virtue of our femininity. One of the best relationship books I ever […]

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Keeping the Party in Your Marriage

Keeping the Party in Your Marriage

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to realize that our lives are characterized by what we can think of as defining moments. We look back on experiences, conversations, relationships and other events that happen throughout our lives that turned out to be pivotal moments because of the impact they’ve had on us. They are the […]

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Communication is Crucial to a Rockin’ Marriage

Communication is Crucial to a Rockin’ Marriage

It’s something you hear all time: you’ve gotta have good communication to have a good marriage. And I speak from the experience of being in a marriage where the communication has gone through phases of being really good at times, like in the beginning of our relationship when we were first in love and getting […]

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