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DeAnna was feeling overwhelmed with the workload at home. She had made plenty of attempts to ask me for help, and regretfully, her requests fell upon deaf ears—my deaf ears. I was the one person who should have been willing to jump in and help in any way that I could, but I didn’t. Looking […]

Communication, Conflict

July 2, 2024

Building a Stronger Marriage Through Daily Encouragement

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“Hey!” DeAnna yelled from the laundry room as she came in from the garage. Her voice was agitated and slightly angry, and she was not in the mood for games. “Can you help me?” When I heard the garage door open, I started putting my shoes on to help bring the grocery bags inside. I […]

Communication, Conflict

June 25, 2024

Three Surprising Ways Couples End Up Arguing and How to Prevent It

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Lightening the Load Together: Why Sharing the Mental Load Matters Does it sometimes feel like you’re shouldering the entire household, juggling work and home responsibilities all on your own? You’re definitely not alone. Many couples, including DeAnna and myself, have faced this challenge in our marriage. Initially, the reality of married life didn’t match our […]


June 3, 2024

All Work and More Chores It Feels So Unfair

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The Absence of Spiritual Leadership Feeling like your husband isn’t fully embracing the role of Spiritual Leader can make it seem like your family is missing a vital component of its foundation. Every household deserves to thrive under nurturing spiritual leadership that promotes growth and harmony. If you’re feeling unsupported or unsure about how to […]


May 27, 2024

My Husband Is Not Spiritually Leading Our Family

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Feeling unheard or invalidated by your partner can stir up a whirlwind of emotions. I can’t tell you how many times I have brought something up to my wife that was genuinely bothering me or important to me, only to have DeAnna deflect, defend, or dismiss what I was sharing with her. I would feel invalidated, unheard, […]


May 20, 2024

When I Bring up a Problem to My Spouse They Get Defensive and Dismissive

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Are you feeling overwhelmed because you’ve started setting boundaries by saying “no,” only to find yourself loaded down with even more responsibilities? It can be scary to take a stand for your own needs and end up feeling more burdened than before. This sense of inequity isn’t just exhausting—it’s totally unfair. It’s unfair to you […]


May 13, 2024

Enough Already! Saying ‘No’ Has Somehow Increased My Workload!

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