10 Things Married Couples Should Know About Sex

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  1. Sex is a gift from God.
  2. Sex was created to be good not bad.
  3. God designed sex for married people.
  4. Good sex begins when your clothes are still on … early in the day.
  5. Communicate your sexual needs, likes and dislikes.
  6. Sex is fun … have it … enjoy it.
  7. Withhold sex for long periods only by mutual consent. (1 Corinthians 7:3-7)
  8. Make sex and intimacy a priority not a chore.
  9. Say “yes” to sex more than you say “no.”
  10. Don’t scoff at the idea of scheduling sex. Make time for what’s important.

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10 New Year Resolutions For Your Marriage

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1. SPEND MORE TIME TOGETHER. Make a commitment to spend more time together this year. One of the best things you can do is commit to a weekly date night with your spouse. This may take you sitting down together with your spouse and planning out your schedule.

2. BRAG ON YOUR SPOUSE REGULARLY. Any old lame critic can pick out someone’s faults; instead focus on pointing out your spouse’s strengths.

3. BE MORE SEXUAL. Touch, flirt, hug and have sex together. Make your marriage sizzle, and as one author put it, “A married couple’s sex-life is a great measuring stick of how their relationship is doing.” A healthy sex-life most often equals a healthy marriage.

4. PRAY TOGETHER. Men, this is where you MUST step up and be a man. Take the lead on this and do it. Your wife will love you for it.

5. DON’T BE HISTORICAL. Fight fair. Don’t bring up past hurts and things you’ve already forgiven your spouse of.

6. CHECK IN. It’s respectful to check with your spouse and let them know where you are, what you are doing and when you might be home.

7. HAVE ONE MEAL A DAY TOGETHER. Turn off the electronics and just visit with your spouse and your children.

8. DON’T GO TO BED ANGRY WITH ONE ANOTHER. Simple enough.

9. FORGIVE. The key to being successful in real estate is location, location, location. The key to being successful in marriage is forgiveness, forgiveness, forgiveness. Marriage is made up of two imperfect faulty people. We make mistakes … so learn to forgive.

10. DATE. Date night should be a regular weekly activity if it’s not already. We hear couples say all the time, “We had so much fun when we were dating,” and we always reply, “Why have you stopped?” Date … it’s fuel for your marriage.

* Pick 2-3 that you are NOT already doing and start doing them this year.

May the Lord bless your marriage in 2015. ~ Trey and Lea

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8 Ways You Are Killing Your Sex Life

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Sex is a gift from God to married couples. He created it to be enjoyed. A healthy sex life is powerful marital glue in marriage, and it’s what separates soulmates from simply roommates. If you’re not careful you’ll let every day common things snuff out your sex life. Here are 8 ways you may be killing your sex life.

  1. YOU’RE TOO TIRED. It’s easy to get in the habit of going a million miles an hour … all day long. Then you find yourself collapsing in bed at night so worn out you’re too tired for sex. We just want to say, if you’re always too tired for sex, it’s time to totally reprioritize your life. Don’t let sex with your spouse become the thing that’s moved to the back burner every time you get busy. Don’t get into the rut of being so busy that you collapse in bed or fall asleep in your chair from exhaustion every night.
  1. YOU’RE NOT MAKING PRIVACY A PRIORITY. We’ve raised kids so we know sex is not always easy or convenient when you have small children. Bedtime with small children is often like the whack-a-mole game … as soon as you get one down another pops up. But there are things you can do to be proactive in your privacy while having small children. Don’t let your children sleep in your bed with you. If they show up at 3 a.m. because they’re scared, that’s one thing, but letting them start out in your bed every night isn’t healthy for your marriage. Also, put a lock on your bedroom door, those are definitely worth the $12 you’ll spend.
  1. YOU’RE WATCHING PORN. Pornography doesn’t spice up your sex life; it poisons it. Sex in your marriage should never be compared to what you see on a video. Porn gives you a very unrealistic view of the male and female body and an unrealistic view of the expectations of sex. Things like love, respect, intimacy and commitment aren’t found in pornography, but are to be found in marriage. So instead of pursuing porn, pursue your spouse.
  1. YOU’RE STUCK IN A RUT. We are creatures of habit, and once we find something we like, we return to it again and again … until we’re tired of it. So don’t always do everything the same way every time. Instead try something or some place new. Sometimes the same old routine can make it feel more like a chore than a pleasure. The word “boring” or “routine” should never be a part of your sex life. Make it fun.
  1. YOU’RE TURNED ON BY TECHNOLOGY. Smartphones, laptops, TV and video games can be hard on marriage when not used in the right way. If you’re spouse is going to bed without you most nights because you’re staying up to spend time on Facebook or a video game, something is wrong. Even worse is when you take these things to bed with you. Your bed is not for technology. In fact, if you want to ramp up on lovemaking, then make this rule: “Your bed should only be used for two purposes — sleeping and sex.”
  1. YOU’RE BODY ISN’T COOPERATING. Don’t take for granted your physical appearance or wardrobe in marriage … especially at bedtime. Wives, your husband is visually oriented, so make sure to be visually generous with your husband. Flannel PJ’s, over sized sweats, or an old pink bathrobe should not be the norm for how he sees you at bedtime. Celebrate your love regularly in a special way, and don’t save the lingerie just for Valentine’s Day. Husbands, the same is true for you, but especially at bedtime. Take a shower, brush your teeth, and wash your face. As most women will tell you, “There’s nothing sexier than a clean man.”
  1. YOU’RE NOT COMMUNICATING. If you’ve never really talked to your partner about what you like and don’t like in the bedroom, it’s time to start. Sex should be something that you’re comfortable talking to your spouse about. If you’re not, the first big step here is just to start talking about it. Make the first move and bring it up.
  1. YOU’RE MAKING SEX ALL ABOUT YOU. Sex shouldn’t be one-sided for just one spouse. It should be each person’s goal to make it mutually enjoyable for the other person. It’s important to make sure your fulfilling your spouse’s needs, not just your own. Husband, take note.

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12 Signs of a Dying Church …

If the church’s idea of community outreach is telling people the times of their services. If the church believes “doing church” is only something that takes place inside the walls of the building on Sundays and Wednesdays … instead of outside the walls in the community during the week. If the church’s sermons are issue […]

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12 Things Your Spouse Needs To Hear You Say

EVERY WIFE WANTS TO HEAR…1. I love you.2. I am listening to you.3. Is there anything I can pray about?4. You look amazing!5. You are my best friend.6. Thank you for all you do. 7. I’m cooking dinner, what would you like? 8. Time for some “you time”, I’m taking the kids. 9. Being married […]

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Making Your Marriage More Important Than Your Kids

When it comes to marriage, Lea and I struggle with the same things you struggle with. We often find ourselves taking one another for granted for the sake of less important things. Things like busyness, ministries, work and hobbies will always crowd a marriage for time, but I think the biggest challenge for any marriage, […]

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10 Things You Can Do TODAY to Improve Your Marriage

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We love the Samsung commercial where the wife shares a video with her husband and says, “I also have a video for you, but you probably shouldn’t watch it on the plane.” 99.9% of the men in this world that have seen that commercial sat there thinking, “Hey, I’m going to buy one of those […]

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College Students: How To Stay A Christian During College

College should be one of the best times in your life because you are out on your own and making your own choices. BUT college should NEVER be the time you ditch God and your faith in order to experience the world. I read recently where 70% of college students quit Christianity during college … despite […]

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10 Early Warning Signs You’re Headed For An Affair

We don’t believe anyone ever goes looking to have an affair. Instead, affairs happen over time when we let our guard down and quit focusing on our marriages. One of the best things you can do to keep your marriage strong is to pay attention to the signs that your relationship is headed in the […]

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10 Things You Should Be Praying For Your Marriage

Thank God for your spouse and marriage. Ask God to bless your spouse. Ask God to give you and your spouse wisdom. Ask God to bless your spouse to be a good parent. Pray for your future together. Pray that you will keep your priorities straight. Pray that you and your spouse will guard your […]

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Husbands, Improve Your Marriage by Learning To Speak The Language of Romance

Husbands, when you think of the word ‘romance’ you often think of sex, but for a woman romance means something totally different. Romance to a woman are the little things you do like bringing her flowers, surprising her with a dinner out, small talk, a night without distractions, help with the kids and dishes, etc. […]

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Never Stop Dating In Marriage

We believe that no couple should ever stop dating. Getting a babysitter and going out for a romantic dinner, a movie, a play, a concert or even playing golf together keeps a couple emotionally connected. Ask each other out on dates, plan them, and enjoy each other as you did when you were younger, single […]

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8 Things We’ve Done Right In Our Marriage

A marriage is made up of two imperfect people, so that means there is no such thing as a perfect marriage … nor will there ever be. Lea and I have made our share of mistakes. In fact, many of the things we share with you on this page are the very things we’ve learned […]

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UPCOMING Stronger Marriage Workshop Events

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10 Traits of a Heathy Family

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7 DAY BETTER SPOUSE CHALLENGE

Welcome to the “7 Day Spouse Challenge” that we introduced today on our Facebook marriage page.  This challenge is for couples who would like to grow in their marriage and make HUGE positive changes in just 7 days. We honestly feel like if BOTH spouses are willing to participate completely for the next 7 days, […]

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Never Stop Pursuing Your Spouse

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A few years ago when Lea and I celebrated our 20th anniversary, I decided that I needed to do something new to show her how much I still loved her. Not anything drastic, but just something new after 20 years to say, “You still rock my world.” So I decided on our 20th that it […]

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10 MARRIAGE KILLERS

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4 ROMANCE TIPS FOR HUSBANDS …

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10 Way To Divorce Proof Your Marriage

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This is a sermon I preached last Sunday after the passing of one of our leaders, Johnnie Lott.  Johnnie was a great husband, father, brother, and for 32 years he served as an elder in the church where I preach in Childress. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are a testament to the God-fearing, loving and […]

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Trey Morgan Here are my thoughts about marriage, family, raising children, humor, faith and the life God intended for us all. I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast.

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