Working Toward Love

Love is not mystical. If you want the benefits of a deeply committed and loving relationship, then you have to put in the effort to make it happen.

What Women Really Want

Men, it's really very simple: our deepest desire is to be loved. Here's how to do it.

What Men Really Want

Three keys to a strong marriage.

A Ten-Year Power Struggle

A power struggle can only continue if both antagonists "play the game."

Marital Games

A couple is caught in the common marital game called "Who is the Biggest Victim?" where the two competitors vie for the position of whose needs are more legitimate.

10 Things Never to do in a Marriage, Part 2

Transform a relationship mired in negativity into one based on trust and safety.

10 Things Never to do in a Marriage, Part 1

Transform a relationship mired in negativity into one based on trust and safety.

Ten Terrifying Truths about Marriage

Get rid of the illusions and let your marriage soar.

Marriage or Maui?

More than extravagant gestures, marriages are built with the small daily attentions.

I Don't Know How She Does It

We're supposed to be the perfect wife, mother, employee, boss. But is such a thing possible?

Thinking Clearly in the Face of Anger, Part Two

Practical solutions for dealing with anger and negativity in marriage.

Thinking Clearly in Marriage, Part One

How to stay cool and collected when you're about to blow your top.

Women Who Marry Below Themselves

If I want someone I love to change, what would be the most effective way to accomplish it?

The Cure for Marriage Blues

Do you believe it's possible to achieve marital bliss?

Great Expectations

Your expectations in marriage can make the relationship thrive or falter.

A Husband's Promises

For every husband who could use a little reminding.

Don't Cause Pain, Give Pleasure, Part 2

Ten surefire ways to give your spouse pleasure.

Don't Cause Pain, Give Pleasure, Part 1

The ultimate five-word formula for a successful marriage.

Genuine Fireworks

Inundated with the scandal and speculation of the Clinton years, we have lost our ability to appreciate what it really takes to make a marriage work.

The Road to Divorce

25% of all marriages end in divorce within four years. Why?

Money and Marriage

Wondering why your spouse has a wild spending streak?

Who Do You Love?

Examine your actions vis-a-vis your spouse and ask, "Who do I think about more: my mate or myself?"

Six Habits of Happily Married Couples

Success in marriage hinges on consistent performance of these key habits.

Building Bridges of Love

The basic building block for marriage is love. The love you create will affect the health of your children, too.

Is Your Spouse Driving You Crazy?

Figuring out your spouse's unique personality type will unlock beautiful new dimensions in marriage.

5 Steps to a Great Marriage #5: Be Masters of Growth and Healing

A crucial task of marriage is to allow yourself to discover your weaknesses and take responsibility for working on and correcting them.

5 Steps to a Great Marriage #4: Be King and Queen

Your spouse is your number one priority. Becoming queen and king means creating an unshakable alliance between husband and wife.

Five Steps to a Great Marriage #3: Be Like Builders

Staying married means sharing meaningful goals and values.

5 Steps to a Great Marriage #2: Be a Team

Do you have the communication and negotiating skills needed to be a team?

5 Steps to a Great Marriage #1: Be Friends and Lovers

5 practical tools on becoming "beloved friends."

"The Surrendered Wife"?

I cringed at the title, but the book, "The Surrendered Wife," offers a surprising amount of wisdom.

The Not So Newlywed Game

Do you still remember why you married your spouse? Do you make an effort to keep the romance alive? Are you still cheering each other on?

The Three Most Important Words

And they're not "I love you."

It's Called "Commitment"

Today everything is disposable, from the trivial to the profound. It takes a dramatic shift to internalize the power of permanence.

Show Me!

Yes it's romantic to sit and stare into each other's eyes. But talk won't build a marriage in the same way that action will.

The Power of Reframing

Turning a negative into a positive is essential to strengthening a marriage.

Getting Closer

An eight-week intimacy building program that will greatly increase the closeness and pleasure you want to experience with your spouse.

Marriage Dances

A common marriage dance is a two-step called "attack-withdrawal." One wants expressions of love and asks for it the wrong way; the other feels threatened and retreats.

Intensifying Love Through Giving

Are you silently keeping score of who does what in your marriage? Here are some practical tips on how to give unconditionally and intensify your love.

Male and Female He Created Them

Men and women were created as opposites and their differing natures can elevate or undermine a marriage.

I Only Have Eyes For You

A happy marriage is one where intimacy is protected against any and all intrusion by impenetrable barriers.

How to Build Trust in Marriage

Without trust in your marriage, you are headed for an abusive relationship (or may be in one already).

Effective Conflict Resolution

Disagreement is a natural part of marriage. Speak softly and definitely forget the big stick.

The Whipped Cream Wars

A fun questionnaire reveals the preconceived notions that often underlie our conflicts in marriage.

Communication - the Key to a Good Marriage

Effective communication means verbalizing needs and listening carefully.

The Peaceful Fight

Go to bed angry ... fight with your spouse ... This advice might seem like a strange way to attain peace in the home, but it works.

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