Empower Your Marriage with Grace

“I’m so sorry, Sweetie, I slipped up again.” It can be difficult to know how to respond when our spouse’s actions negatively affect us. We want to be gracious people, as God has been gracious to us, but we also don’t want our grace to be taken advantage of and used as an excuse for […]

From Contempt to Admiration

Dr. John Gottman, a relationship expert and researcher, has identified four horsemen that can statistically predict divorce: criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling. Contempt is considered the worst. It is poisonous to a marriage because it conveys deep revulsion. It goes beyond a simple complaint for things to be different in the marriage, and even the […]