Entries by Gerry Dye

Five Habits of Couples in Strong Relationships

With a seemingly high divorce rate in our world today, and friends or family whose marriages may be falling apart, it might be hard to believe that there are relationships out there that are good, strong, and healthy. Happy relationships and marriages do exist, but not without the hard work that’s put into them. By […]

How to Keep Resentment From Ruining Your Relationship (Part 2)

Be Empathetic Even though resentment is a human emotion, that doesn’t make it a healthy one. Never berate yourself for feeling a flash of resentment, but recognize it as a signal that there is some work to be done. That might include finding forgiveness for your partner, even when you think they might not deserve […]

How to Keep Resentment from Ruining Your Relationship (Part 1)

What does it mean to resent someone? Here are some synonyms of resent to give you a better understanding: feel bitter about, be annoyed at, take offense at, harbor a grudge about. It’s probably not hard to think of the last time you felt resentful about something.  You’re not a bad person for feeling resentful […]

Is Forgiveness Synonymous With Trust?

Is Forgiveness Synonymous with Trust? When someone you love or care about has deeply hurt you, it can be a complicated process restoring everything you once had back to what it used to be. Contrary to what many people think, complete reconciliation doesn’t come with these three words: I forgive you. Forgiveness is but a […]

How to Set Healthy Boundaries in Marriage (Part 2)

3. Use “If…Then” Statements to Create Them  So what does a boundary look like and how do you create one? Here’s an example: If my spouse starts to lose his temper and begins to lash out, then I will, verbalizing a time-out, leave his presence and choose not to engage until he cools down. If […]

How to Set Healthy Boundaries in a Marriage (Part 1)

Whether you’re newly married or you’ve been married for 15 years, boundaries can be an important part of a thriving, healthy relationship. Couples who understand how to implement appropriate boundaries in their marriage will find themselves feeling that sense of security and trustworthiness needed in a relationship at all times. Remember, the ultimate goal of […]

Dealing with Pornography in Marriage (Part 2)

Research the many resources out there.  There are countless resources available online to help you find healing and hope. Here are just a few of many examples: Fight the New Drug Addiction Hope Covenant Eyes Partners of Sex Addicts Resource Center Please consult these and other resources. You don’t have to suffer through this alone […]

Dealing with Pornography in Marriage (Part 1)

The Ultimate Question: What Do You Do?  (For purposes of this article on pornography in marriage the assumption is that it is the husband struggling with the addiction, but pornography addiction is growing rapidly among women as well.)  When you discover your spouse has been involved with pornography it can be traumatic, to say the […]