A couple of weeks ago we started this series with an intro to Fighting the Good Fight and discussed a Soft Startup. Last week we discussed Repair Attempts. This week we want to focus on compromise. Work to Compromise Since 69% of arguments will never be completely resolved, compromise is often the best we can […]
Author Archive for: Michael Curtis
About Michael Curtis
Married to the same woman since 1983, Michael is a very thankful husband. He found someone to follow him around the world in the Air Force, move back to the blazing heat of Texas, and minister with him in Three Strands Ministry. Michael and his wife Patty enjoy Kayaking, traveling, disc golf, sleeping in and Movies.
Entries by Michael Curtis
After three plus decades of marriage research John Gottman, from the University of Washington, was able to identify a number of strategies that help when couples are already engaged in a fight. One of those strategies involves repair attempts.
Did you know that 69% of all of the things you and your spouse fight about are perpetual problems. By that I mean they are problems that will most likely resurface throughout your marriage.
A few years back, Patty and I were reading a marriage book. The author spent a lot of time focused on behavior. At one point while reading the book I was supposed to stop and ask Patty what I could do to make her feel romanced. She shared a couple of things that were helpful. […]
Can you relate at all with the following scenario? A husband says to himself early in the marriage, “I’ll pray with her and we can be in a Bible study together with other couples.” As the months pass, he experiences something that de-energizes him: Immediately after one of their regular prayer times together, his wife […]
Thursday Patty and I were headed west, separately. She was heading west to visit her dad, a monthly visit now that he has recently moved; and I was headed west to my Mom’s house to mow the desert (no rain for weeks). Somehow we ended up west bound on Interstate 20 in the same location. […]
Sites We Recommend
Fierce Marriage – Ryan and Selena Frederick started Fierce Marriage to help them process through marriage’s trials as well as celebrate its joys. They are in our 16th year of marriage and they have learned a ton about what works and what doesn’t. They hope that as they share openly it will help you grow and cultivate a truly Christ-centered marriage.
In This Together-Dr. Josh and Christi Straub want to enjoy their marriage and be the best adults they can be for their kids. In This Together is a podcast dedicated to topics helping you live, love, and lead well—as a spouse, a parent, and a human being.
The Naked Marriage – A podcast dedicated to undressing the truth about sex, intimacy and lifelong love. The concerns and questions most couples have in marriage often go unspoken, until now. Hosts Dave and Ashley Willis bring wisdom, vulnerability, and humor to even the toughest marriage topics.