Three ways to say, ‘I love you’

Couples efforts to become “intimacy allies,”  goes way beyond a holiday that we celebrate once a year.


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A lot of people look to the Rev. Jay Tenney for advice on getting married and staying married. As pastor of Tunnel Hill, (Ga) Tunnel Hill United Methodist Church, Tenney has counseled many in-love couples looking for a marriage made in heaven, as well as advising out-of-love couples who are forced to admit that their marriage is sadly earthbound. He is also founder of, which offers online advice for relationships.

Although Tenney offers many tips for keeping the love fires burning, he says it boils down to two things.

  • Learn all that you can about how God loves.
  • Love your husband/wife with that same kind of love. 1st Corinthians 13. Imitate it and unleash it in your marriage.

In his many years of coaching couples and helping them navigate the pitfalls of love and marriage, Tenney has made some observations and come to a few conclusions about what makes a relationship work and keep working.





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