Category: marriage

Fight for Intimacy

Everyone wants intimacy in marriage. Unfortunately, couples rarely agree upon what true intimacy means. This leads many husbands and wives to feel disconnected and resentful. I love using the phrase “fight for intimacy.” You may have wrongly misjudged this blog, thinking this was a post about conflict. This post is all about the effort necessary for true intimacy to appear and hang around in your marriage.   The word fight should conjure up ideas of struggling... Read More
Posted by Andy Savage at Monday, April 25, 2016 | 0 comments
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Comparison Kills & 13 Other Things I've Learned in 14 Years of Marriage

Looking back on 14 years of marriage, I have learned lots of things...many from doing it the wrong way. I’ve compiled a list of 14 things I've learned in 14 years of marriage. I hope one of these might encourage you in your marriage. Take it easy. My dad used to use this phrase anytime we got a little too worked up over something that was really not a big deal. He would say, “Take it easy greasy, you've got a long way to slide." There is truth to the statement. Sometimes we... Read More
Posted by Andy Savage at Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | 3 comments
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No Silver Bullets in Marriage

No marriage is perfect. Whether you perceive your marriage challenges as great or small, you are not alone. Everyone could stand to see their marriage improve. In all my years and countless marriage coaching sessions with real couples, I still haven’t found the “silver bullet” for marriage.  Wouldn’t it be great if it existed? Imagine that one thing... if you just said it or did it, your marriage would be awesome... Wake up! This is reality; there is no such thing! So,... Read More
Posted by Andy Savage at Sunday, November 8, 2015 | 1 comments
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Help...I married a LIAR!

Dishonesty is an undisputed relationship bomb that can quickly blow up trust. In marriage, you simply cannot function in a healthy manner without trust. While we can all agree that lying is bad, especially in marriage, this sort of thing happens every day. So, why do we lie? Ultimately, lying is image control. Lying is a very selfish and reckless way to look less guilty, wrong or foolish or to look more impressive, smart or right. In the end, these attempts to control our image... Read More
Posted by Andy Savage at Thursday, November 5, 2015 | 0 comments
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7 Deadly Sins of Omission in Marriage

A sin of omission is when you know the good you ought to do but choose not to do it. Sometimes the thing causing strife and harm in a marriage is actually something we fail to do more than something malicious we do. Below you will see what I call the 7 Deadly Sins of Omission in Marriage.  1. Failing to speak love and encouragement A loving word or compliment goes a long way from anyone but it can go for miles from your spouse. Saying, “I love you” and “thank you” and “I’m... Read More
Posted by Andy Savage at Sunday, October 25, 2015 | 0 comments
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