Marriage takes work, as we all know (perhaps too well), but what kind of work are we putting in, and what kind of results are we expecting? While every relationship has a different dynamic, and no two people are exactly alike, there are a few basic principles we can hold to – one is that

Last week we covered the 6 common marriage mistakes women make. This week it's the men's turn... Of course, we all make mistakes but some are more avoidable than others. In fact, sometimes we don’t even know we’re making a mistake until someone points it out. In the spirit of letting you know what you

We recently received the following email: “Thank you my beautiful friends for sending me all these emails during 2012. My marriage crumbled into pieces in the beginning of 2012. I had no hope. I thought it was all going to finish in divorce, but God almighty placed people like you in my life to encourage

The holidays are supposed to be a time for togetherness, love, family, and fun. All of the other stuff, stressing about presents or travel plans, preparing meals or putting out decorations, is extra – and not worth sacrificing the things that really make the holidays special. It can be a stressful time of year, there’s

Does your spouse feel more like a roommate than a lover? Do you find yourself in the same room but feeling lonely and disconnected? Do you miss the one you first fell in love with and long to reconnect? You’ve likely heard us talk about this many times, but we’ll say it again because it’s

As you celebrate your freedom on this 4th of July holiday, let’s also take a moment to consider those who have, over the intervening time from the signing of the Declaration of Independence until now, given up their own rights, sometimes even their lives, that we might enjoy the freedoms afforded to us - the members

Here's the next video in our blog series “Dr. Dana Answers Your Questions.” Today’s question is from Elyse: “In November of 2009, I discovered that my husband was having an affair that started 2 months prior. It finally ended in August of 2010. I've been to counseling, read many books about surviving affairs, but still

Warm weather is upon us! Now that the days are nice and long, and the sun is generally shining, there’s no better time to enjoy the outdoors with your spouse. Making a point to spend time together is of the utmost importance, as we’ve said before, and the nice weather is all the more reason

We’ve all seen the stories of celebrity break-ups including Heidi Klum and Seal, Katy Perry and Russell Brand and Martin and Shamika Lawrence. These are all examples of people with very busy lives. While we may never know all of the issues that split up these couples, I believe at least part of the problem

Here's the next video in our blog series “Dr. Dana Answers Your Questions.” This week’s question is from Donna and she’s already heard from Dr. Dana how important quality time alone with your spouse is to a marriage but she’s not quite sure how to do that to really reconnect. She asks: “What are you supposed