My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years. We have struggled in our relationship nearly since day one. To use the world’s terms, I feel like I care for her and love her but I’m not “in love” with her, even though I would like to be. With so much water under the bridge, do you think it is truly possible to go beyond a token relationship for the kids and duty sake and to rebuild the trust and bonds of true love and affection in our relationship?
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Many parents are forgetting to treasure their children in all moments; even during stressful times. Emotions cloud judgement and cover truth, which cause parents to focus on the wrong treasures: time, quiet, work, money, speed, power, etc. How can families stop warring and start valuing each other when stress sets in?
Quarreling and bickering among siblings are painfully common in family life. How can parents prevent contention between their children?
As a faith-based culture we are great at teaching morality and the birds and the bees, but then we stop there. Perhaps such teachings were effective 50 years ago, but today, based on all the worldly messages and counterfeit messages regarding sex, it is not enough.
I know it seems selfish of me, as it really isn't the gifts that matter. It’s the thought. Now that it's gone it has me wondering if he really cares for me anymore. Is there any way for me to bring it up? I'm tired of feeling like no one cares about me on special days; my children are too young to help me celebrate.
Unrighteous dominion may not seem like something Mormons would encounter often in their marriages, but "it's more common than we think," Julie de Azevedo Hanks says. In a recent podcast with Angilyn and Nate Bagley, Hanks, an LDS licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist, explained what unrighteous dominion is and how it can be harmful in marriages.
We get little or no training for one of the most important decisions of our lives—the choice of a spouse. Along the courtship path we struggle; we fall in and out of love. We wonder about our compatibility and how to recognize a good choice. We’re never quite sure. Are there reliable principles to better guide our decision process?