Category Archives: Boredom

My Marriage Is Mediocre—Now What?

In our last post we shared 11 possible indicators your marriage might be mediocre. Today we want to offer some practical tips to help get you out of this trap. As a reminder here is our list: Your life revolves … Continue reading

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11 Possible Indicators You Have A Mediocre Marriage

MEDIOCRE. Just the sound of it is blah, don’t you think? I looked up the definition and found this interesting… One of the things that is remarkable about mediocre is the extent to which it has retained its meaning over … Continue reading

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Stretching Our Romantic Muscles – A 21 Day Challenge

I’ve been doing something consistently that I had all but given up ever doing again. I started exercising. For those of you who have always been physically active you can’t possibly understand what I’m talking about. It is a way … Continue reading

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Are You Confusing The Muscles Of Your Marriage?

We visited our daughter’s church yesterday in Marietta Square. Her pastor shared a metaphor we think applies well to marriage. He said that when you exercise, if you keep doing the same routine week after week eventually your muscles will … Continue reading

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat

We’ve all heard this song, and now thanks to ME you’ll be singing it all day. Sorry. That wasn’t my intention with our next metaphor, but it comes with it I’m afraid. Metaphor #3 Imagine you and your spouse are … Continue reading

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Happy Hour – Are You Bored With Sex?

The final post in our Boredom in Marriage series focuses on one of the most common issues in marriages–boring sex. Since many other respectable marriage blogs have addressed this issue in full detail, we thought we’d use our Happy Hour … Continue reading

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Boring Communication And How To Avoid It In Your Marriage

Have you ever been in conversation with someone who was obviously bored with the topic? I have. In fact the person actually closed their eyes while I was talking. It wasn’t until his head fell backwards that he was shaken … Continue reading

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Bored With Romance

Romantic expressions are usually at their highest during courtship and diminish greatly after marriage. Many believe romance isn’t as necessary as it once was. Others believe it isn’t as important as it once was. We disagree with both views. Romance is … Continue reading

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3 Types of Boredom in Marriage

We heard recently of a study conducted in Canada of 88 married couples. They were asked to write down words to describe the current state of their relationship. The majority of the words indicated boredom to one degree or another. … Continue reading

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Bored With Marriage?

Anytime life becomes predictable there can be a temptation to find it boring. This in itself isn’t necessarily bad. It’s okay to be bored from time to time. It’s what we do to fill the boredom that matters. Consider King … Continue reading

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But I’m Bored

I remember when my kids used to say this to me all the time. I countered their whining with,  “if you’re bored, then I’ll give you more chores to fill your time.” They learned not to say that anymore. But it … Continue reading

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