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Can Your Partner Really Change for You?

Can Your Partner Really Change for You?

More than any other thing we know, the effort to change for your partner or to get your partner to change for you is frustrating and can lead to trouble very quickly. We all know that changing some of our behaviors and habits can help make our marriages better. Also, despite all the things we’ve […]

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Make Friends with Couples to Have a Better Marriage

Make Friends with Couples to Have a Better Marriage

A lot of married couples lament that they lose touch with their single friends after they become part of a couple. This can be especially true once they have children. The demands, schedule and focus of raising kids just doesn’t jibe well with going out for drinks, going dancing or being very spontaneous. However, a […]

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Step 5 of The Five Best First Steps to Save Your Marriage

Step 5 of The Five Best First Steps to Save Your Marriage

In our last post, we discussed Step #4 of the five best first steps to save your marriage. Step #4 was “Be Consistent, Not Constant” and we advised you to be consistent in working together on the steps to save your marriage, but to be careful of overdoing it. In this post, the final of […]

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Step 4 of The Five Best First Steps to Save Your Marriage

Step 4 of The Five Best First Steps to Save Your Marriage

In our last post, we discussed Step #3 of the five best first steps to save your marriage. Step #3 was “Start Speaking Your Spouse’s Language” and we encouraged you to use what you learned from taking the “Five Languages of Love Assessment” and practice expressing your love for your spouse in the way that […]

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Step 3 of The Five Best First Steps to Save Your Marriage

Step 3 of The Five Best First Steps to Save Your Marriage

In our last post, we discussed Step #2 of the five best first steps to save your marriage. Step #2 was “Know What language Your Spouse is Speaking” and we encouraged you to take the “Five Languages of Love Assessment.” Hopefully you’ve done that and have a better idea of how your partner is trying […]

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The Five Best First Steps to Save Your Marriage Step 2

The Five Best First Steps to Save Your Marriage Step 2

In our last post, we discussed Step #1 of the five best first steps to save you marriage. Step # was “Decide On It, as a Team.” In other words, decide together to work together. In this post, the second of our five-part series, we’ll discuss the second best first step to save your marriage: […]

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The Five Best First Steps to Save Your Marriage

The Five Best First Steps to Save Your Marriage

Not too many years ago, we were facing the decision of whether or not to save our marriage. Not only if we could, but if we wanted to. Thankfully, we both decided that the answer to both questions was “Yes.” That wasn’t the end of our problems; it was the beginning of the solution. Today, […]

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5 Incredible Ways to be Romantic on a Budget

5 Incredible Ways to be Romantic on a Budget

“Spring is in the air and all thoughts turn to love.” We think that’s how the saying goes. Regardless, we are constantly being asked for ideas that will help bring more romance into a marriage. It’s said that romance is fleeting, even in an excellent marriage, but we disagree. That overwhelming, chaotic sense of “falling […]

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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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