Marriage Made Easy Before it Begins

There they are, they just walked into the room and your heart skipped a beat. Everything around you faded into the background and the only thing that existed was them. You muster up the courage to introduce yourself and the fairy tale relationship is born. All...

Meeting a Mate’s Needs

Post written by premarital columnist Susanne Alexander of Marriage Transformation. Is marriage partially about meeting each other’s primary needs? What happens to a marriage when couples don’t listen to each other’s needs or attempt to fulfill them? Can engaged...

Engagement Anxiety: The Last Taboo

Post written by Sheryl Paul of Conscious Transitions. We live in a culture of illusions. From the time we’re old enough to absorb images, we’re fed the fantasy that love and marriage should occur effortlessly and easily, that when we meet “The One” we’ll just “know”,...

24 Keys to Remaining Friends With Your Spouse

Would you like to be friends? Not necessarily with me … but with your spouse? Popular culture would say we should start with strong lust, but if your goal is a marriage that will last, friendship has more staying power than desire and needs to be acted on first,...

Getting Married? Becoming Parents? Going Through Transitions

Post written by premarital columnist Susanne Alexander of Marriage Transformation. Transition. What do you think of when you hear that word? It means “change” of course. But it applies to the big shifts in your life, such as becoming engaged, married, or parents....

5 Reasons for Creating Your Own Wedding Vows

Post written by premarital columnist Susanne Alexander of Marriage Transformation. Your wedding vows reflect the essence of your relationship and direct what happens after the wedding. They state what actions you commit to doing to create your marriage. Even if your...