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Stuck in the Roundabout Stuck in the Roundabout
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Stuck in the Roundabout

Posted by Regi Campbell on November 7, 2019

My counselor friend Kathy is one of the smartest people I know. Not just book smart, she’s street smart too. I was telling her how every married couple I know struggles with sex, money, or extended family (parents, in-laws, siblings, cousins, etc.) She said those were manifestations of a problem but not the real problem….

Magic Words Magic Words
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Magic Words

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 14, 2019

Every husband would love to have magic words that light up his wife’s heart. There aren’t any. But I recently picked up a couple of phrases that have helped us avoid contention and communicate better. Here’s the kind of conversation that can set me off . . . Miriam: “Regi, if you would put the…

Is Your Marriage Worth the Risk? Is Your Marriage Worth the Risk?
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Is Your Marriage Worth the Risk?

Posted by Kevin Harris on October 10, 2019

We’ve all heard Newton’s Third Law, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” When I bounce a ball, the force of the ball on the ground causes a reaction, and the ball bounces back. When I shoot a gun, the gun kicks back. It’s a principle of physics we know and understand…

What Works at Work What Works at Work
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What Works at Work

Posted by Regi Campbell on September 23, 2019

Some of the best practices from the work world can also improve marriages. Not all, but some. Here are three examples . . . Commit and communicate– Employees, vendors, investors, and customers want to follow a leader who exhibits that singular all-in commitment to his business or organization. They want to hear it . ….

Seven Reasons It’s Worth Sticking Out Your Marriage Seven Reasons It’s Worth Sticking Out Your Marriage
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Seven Reasons It’s Worth Sticking Out Your Marriage

Posted by Regi Campbell on August 22, 2019

On Saturday, Miriam and I will celebrate the 50th anniversary of our wedding. 50 years. We were married the year of Woodstock and Apollo 11. There were no smartphones or personal computers and no internet. We’ve been married longer than many of you have been alive. And more than twice as long as we were…

Generous Explanations Generous Explanations
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Generous Explanations

Posted by Kevin Harris on April 8, 2019

Around our house, many interactions end like this: Me (usually in my head): Why didn’t she . . . Susan (usually in her head): Why isn’t he . . . Then, several days later, after I have made up several unhealthy stories, beaten myself up for the dysfunction I’m causing, and chosen to hide behind…

How Wives Can Help Mentees How Wives Can Help Mentees
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How Wives Can Help Mentees

Posted by Regi Campbell on March 7, 2019

The other day, the wife of a leader in a church that just launched Radical Mentoring asked me what I thought she (and other wives) could do to best support their husbands as they go through a mentoring group. She added, “The obvious answer is to pray for them and we will, but is there more?”…

Who Owns Your Marriage? Who Owns Your Marriage?
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Who Owns Your Marriage?

Posted by Regi Campbell on February 18, 2019

Have you ever heard a guy go on and on about a rental car? Rarely. Because you don’t own a rental car. There’s something different about things we own. We take responsibility. We take care of them. We’re not reckless or careless or overly demanding. Things we own get our attention. Give us a healthy…

Connect with Her Feelings Connect with Her Feelings
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Connect with Her Feelings

Posted by Regi Campbell on November 1, 2018

Listening to your wife takes more than just hearing what she’s saying. One of the most helpless feelings in the world is for your wife to say “I just don’t feel like I have a voice.” Especially after you’ve explained a situation or decision to her for the third time and you’re sure you’ve listened…

Stealing Her Thunder Stealing Her Thunder
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Stealing Her Thunder

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 15, 2018

Ever have someone finish your sentences for you? Irritating isn’t it? I have a friend who finishes my sentences. Every single one. He doesn’t do it consciously, but it’s distracting just the same. When I noticed my friend’s habit, I started paying attention, and I soon noticed someone else doing it. You guessed it ….

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