When Marriage Gets Tough, Do I Leave or Lean In?

When Marriage Gets Tough, Do I Leave or Lean In?

When challenges surface in marriage, there seems to be a growing trend to discard the relationship. When a couple starts having serious levels of conflict they can begin to assume that the marriage is not working. But what if the couple could reverse the negativity and begin to lean in to their mate? In this post, Laura shares five steps to initiate new connection with your mate.

Marriage is a Marathon!

Marriage is a Marathon!

Enjoying a life-long marriage is not unlike training for a marathon! Developing relational muscles that will go the distance takes intentionality and the right equipment. If your running shoes are feeling a bit ragged, listen in as Laura shares three critical tips for crossing that finish line!

Do Men and Women Have Different Emotional Needs?

Do Men and Women Have Different Emotional Needs?

We all have basic needs to feel important and valued. But do men and women have different emotional needs? Based on her 30+ years of marital therapy, Laura has some pearls of wisdom to share about what women and men long for in their most intimate love relationship and offers help in how you can move toward your mate to meet their emotional needs and feel closer.

Ground Rules for a Healthy Disagreement

Ground Rules for a Healthy Disagreement

Marital disagreements are inevitable as each partner has a unique perspective based on differences in upbringing, experience, gender, and personality. With some clear ground rules, couples can make their differences work for them as they navigate the challenges of life together. Join Laura as she offers seven specific suggestions for healthy disagreement.