Duane and Reyna Britton, the co-authors of Battle Cry for Your Marriageexplain the difference between living with a soulmate and a roommate, the breaking point for most marriages, and what “casual Fridays” look like for them. The Brittons define emotional connections and how to deal with physical changes as we age and emphasize making quality time with your spouse.

Duane and Reyna Britton are the co-founders of Britton Consulting Group, located in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. Reyna, RN, CPC, CMP, is a mentor, workshop speaker, certified professional coach, and certified change management practitioner. She has also led major healthcare organizations, corporations, and non-profits for over thirty years. Duane Britton, M.A., CPC, is a business mediation consultant, certified professional coach,  and certified MBTI practitioner. Previously, he led and planted churches and managed various non-profits and Fortune 500 companies.

Areas of Intimacy:

  • Emotional
  • Intellectual
  • Spiritual
  • Physical

4 Basic Emotional Needs:

  1. Affection
  2. Acceptance
  3. Appreciation
  4. Affirmation

Quotable Quotes:

  • “Emotional connections are a glue that keeps couples together.”
  • “Couples that play together stay together.”
  • “Good sex won’t take you through a marriage.”
  • “Sometimes we need help outside ourselves.”
  • “Be visible, be upfront, and be the model.”


  • Be intentional about thanking your spouse for performing the acts that you find to be the most meaningful. Be specific about what you appreciate.
  • Take time to review and plan your schedules together.
  • Find ways to challenge each other intellectually. Make an effort to have stimulating, mind-engaged conversations.
  • Psalm 20:4
  • Don’t let your finances limit your ability to have fun and go on dates.
  • Physical intimacy should not be the foundation of your relationship. 

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