Marriage

The Strong-Willed Spouse: When Being Right Can Make Everything Wrong

2018-12-28T21:43:18+00:00

The Strong-Willed Spouse: When Being Right Can Make Everything Wrong “Don’t be stubborn like a horse or mule. They need a bit and bridle in their mouth to restrain them, or they will not come near you.” Ps. 32:9  You’re in the middle of another argument with your partner. They’re driving you crazy. Can’t they see [...]

The Strong-Willed Spouse: When Being Right Can Make Everything Wrong2018-12-28T21:43:18+00:00

Are You a Giver or Taker?

2018-12-28T15:22:29+00:00

Are You a Giver or a Taker?   The Common Marital Complaint Married women have a common complaint against their husbands: They feel used and taken advantage of. Research confirms that in the areas of emotional intimacy, affection, companionship, attentiveness, division of household work, and childcare, women typically do the heavy lifting. They sense they [...]

Are You a Giver or Taker?2018-12-28T15:22:29+00:00

Are You a Giver or Taker?

2018-12-28T15:16:52+00:00

Are You a Giver or Taker? The Common Marital Complaint Married women have a common complaint against their husbands: They feel used and taken advantage of. Research confirms that in the areas of emotional intimacy, affection, companionship, attentiveness, division of household work, and childcare, women typically do the heavy lifting. They sense they are putting [...]

Are You a Giver or Taker?2018-12-28T15:16:52+00:00

The Top Ten Strengths of Happy Marriages

2018-12-27T17:46:26+00:00

The Top Ten Strengths of Happy Marriages   Marriage can be one of the most satisfying and fulfilling of all human relationships; a source of deep joy, strength, and a haven of quiet rest and comfort from the world. Ironically, marital relationships also possess the capacity to be very disappointing, frustrating, and painfully conflicted; a [...]

The Top Ten Strengths of Happy Marriages2018-12-27T17:46:26+00:00

Felt Like Giving Up Lately?

2018-12-25T17:10:35+00:00

FELT LIKE GIVING UP LATELY? “I just can’t go on anymore. I can’t make it, even though I try so hard. It’s hopeless. Why try?” Churches are full of hurting people who can’t seem to find relief from their problems. There are loving parents who have been deeply wounded by the deception and delinquency of [...]

Felt Like Giving Up Lately?2018-12-25T17:10:35+00:00

The Marital Happiness Inventory (MHI)

2018-12-25T19:10:10+00:00

MARITAL HAPPINESS INVENTORY (MHI) By Bill Clark, D.Min., Ph.D.   This inventory consists of numbered statements to which you will respond True or False. Answer EACH ITEM as honestly as you can. (Note: On statements pertaining to children or family, mark N/A if you do not have children. Your overall profile score will scaled to compensate for these omissions.) [...]

The Marital Happiness Inventory (MHI)2018-12-25T19:10:10+00:00

The Gift of Honor

2018-12-14T02:29:49+00:00

The Gift of Honor In working with couples over the last 35 years, I have discovered that there is one essential quality a husband and wife must possess in order to have a great relationship. What is it? The ability to give the gift of honor to one another. Feeling worthwhile as an individual is [...]

The Gift of Honor2018-12-14T02:29:49+00:00

The Husband’s Biblical Role in Marriage (Part 3)

2018-11-07T23:16:03+00:00

by Bill Clark Ph.D. LPC | Nov 6, 2018 | Marriage, Relationships | 0 comments   Key Thought: A wise husband discerns that his role is crucial in achieving oneness. The husband’s role includes three responsibilities: The first area of responsibility is loving (Eph. 5:25) The second area of responsibility is leading (Eph. 5:23) The third area of responsibility [...]

The Husband’s Biblical Role in Marriage (Part 3)2018-11-07T23:16:03+00:00

The Husband’s Biblical Role in Marriage (Part 2)

2018-11-07T23:16:48+00:00

by Bill Clark Ph.D. LPC | Nov 4, 2018 | Marriage, Relationships | 0 comments   Key Thought: A wise husband understands that his role is crucial in achieving oneness. The husband’s role includes three essential responsibilities: Loving (See Part 1); Leading; Caring (See Part 3). This article will focus on the husband’s responsibility to lead. The second area [...]

The Husband’s Biblical Role in Marriage (Part 2)2018-11-07T23:16:48+00:00

Learning Your Spouse’s Love Language

2018-11-08T00:12:26+00:00

by Bill Clark Ph.D. LPC | Nov 2, 2018 | Marriage, Relationships | 0 comments   Key Thought: Oneness grows only through the consistent practice of marital love by both spouses. (Corollary: Isolation develops through the inconsistent practice of marital love by one or both spouses.) Introduction: The ability to speak the same language is critically important for people [...]

Learning Your Spouse’s Love Language2018-11-08T00:12:26+00:00