Using The Color Code Personality Test to Understand Your Spouse

I first encountered the Color Code personality test in high school at a church camp. After we each took the test, we made little felt people in our color and made them into necklaces to wear all week in an attempt to get to know each other and serve each other better. Sometimes I wish everyone I meet would wear these little colored necklaces so I would better be able to tell what their strengths, limitations and most importantly, motivations are.  Understanding each other’s personalities and motivations help any relationship, but especially a marriage!  Megan Christensen is here today to… Read More

The Dangerous Myth of Finding Your “Soul Mate”

Assuming that successfully finding your soul mate will set you up for marital bliss will potentially doom your marriage before it even starts.   Happy to say that Rob from Family: Good Things is back in all his guest-posting glory.  Check out his previous posts here, here and here.  And while you’re checking out things, go ahead and check out his e-book  (3 Things You Can Do Today to Create a Ridiculously Happy Marriage)!   Some of you won’t like what I have to say here. In fact, if you consider yourself “a romantic”, this article might initially anger you.… Read More

Sex, Money and The Blues – 3 Ways You May Be Allowing Selfishness to Harm Your Marriage

Every marriage encounters selfishness from both parties at some point. However, we can do a lot to keep our marriages happy by keeping our selfishness in check.  By Rob Stewart Before considering different ways in which selfishness may be rearing its ugly head within your marriage, let me first share a quick disclaimer about the title. Honestly, I was quite proud of myself for creating a clever play on the old saying “sex, money, and rock n’ roll”. Then, a few hours later I sadly realized that the saying was actually “sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll” – thus making… Read More

5 Easy Ways to Support Your Spouse in a Healthy Lifestyle

Sometimes we unintentionally sabotage our spouse’s health ambitions.  By figuring out the root of unhealthy habits, leading by example, making it fun, and being patient you’re well on your way to supporting your spouse’s healthy lifestyle. By Paige Johnson I am so happy Paige reached out to me with this guest post.  The balance between genuinely helping your spouse to be healthy and nagging them (which breeds resentment) is a fine line, and Paige’s suggestions are on target for being helpful instead of judgmental.  Paige blogs for LearnFit.org.  If you’re interested in learning how to make fitness work with your lifestyle,… Read More

1 Simple Way to Improve Your Marriage (A Lesson From The Beatles?!)

Hand holding is such a simple act of affection.  So simple its often overlooked, yet its effects can be surprisingly powerful. By Rob Stewart I’ve teamed up again with Rob from Family: Good Things to Come, who has generously offered to provide us with regular guest posts, woo-hoo!!  His article fits in nicely with our theme for the month- marriage advice from famous people 🙂     – Celeste   “I Want to Hold Your Hand” Some months back my wife and I went to a local concert with a Beatles tribute band.. Not surprisingly, one of their featured songs… Read More