If you heard that a couple was sleeping in separate bedrooms, you would probably think that there was a bigger issue or serious trouble in their relationship. You may wonder if they’re having issues with communication or intimacy. While we traditionally associate leaving the bedroom with a more serious relationship problem, this may not be…

Valentine’s Day is a time where we celebrate love. We give our partner’s gifts and show them affection because we want to show them how special they are to us. As the holiday approaches, you may be thinking about the status of your marriage. While this is a day where we revel in all the…

Are these sites revolutionizing parenting or problematic to parenting?   There are a host of new co-parenting sites that allow potential co-parents to skip love and marriage and get straight to the point – parenting together. Modamily is one of those sites – the name is a mash-up of “modern” and “family.” These websites are…

Pope Francis is telling families they should spend less time on their smart phones and more time communicating at mealtime. The pope uses Mary and Joseph as examples. “I ask myself if you, in your family, know how to communicate or are you like those kids at mealtables where everyone is chatting on their mobile…

At 25, Jillian Hanson was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. Knowing she would face a battle ahead, Hanson gave Allegretti an “out” of their relationship in July 2017. “I brought it to the table and told him this was going to be a lot,” she said. “But he told me that he would never…

When you throw a leaf into a stream of water, what happens?  The leaf will drift with the flow of the current.  Our marriages and families are no different.  Every marriage and family relationship has a flow.  The current flow or direction of your family is either moving closer toward God and each other, or…

Nice guys can finish first. A new Michigan State University Study published in the Journal of Research and Personality found that being a nice and pleasant partner is a more important factor than compatibility. What the researchers found most surprising was that things like shared interests and similar personalities had very little to do with…

Is technology interference destroying your relationship? Phones may be negatively impacting your romantic relationships, in addition to your sex life. One of the big ways they are hurting relationships is by impacting couples’ communication patterns. We live in an age where conversations have been replaced with endless scrolling through social media apps and sites. As…

The sad reality is raising a family in big, urban areas just isn’t affordable. Statistics show that millennials are having less kids. The idea of not having children can be devastating; especially after realizing you can’t reach the same standard of living their parents achieved. From the rising cost in living to higher student loan debt,…

Could marriage lower dementia risk? A Michigan State University study found that married people may be less likely to develop dementia as they age. The research also suggests that divorcees are more likely to develop dementia compared to those who are widowed, cohabiters or did not marry at all. Another interesting find? Divorced men have…

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