Three Keys to Lasting Love

Three Keys to Lasting Love

Valentine’s Day is coming up next week. If you’re a wife, you may be thinking, “I hope he remembers!” If you’re a husband you may be thinking, “Oh no, AGAIN?” Or maybe you’re thinking, “I wish this day would go away. Could I have possibly married anyone less romantic?”

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5 Things to do After a Fight with your Spouse

5 Things to do After a Fight with your Spouse

Chances are good you and your spouse have had a fight. Perhaps you even had a fight during the just-ended Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Changes in routine, travel, holidays, entertaining guests, or having kids home from school may be triggers for a fight. Of course there are the “normal” triggers such as communication “failures,” money challenges, or differences in desires for intimacy. But what’s most important is what you do after a fight with your spouse.

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How Gratitude Transforms Your Marriage

How Gratitude Transforms Your Marriage

Thanksgiving comes this week in the United States. Many research studies show how choosing to be grateful can improve mental and physical wellbeing, and it’s certainly a vital spiritual practice. But we don’t often consider the ways in which gratitude transforms your marriage.

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Use the Conflict in your Marriage to bring you Closer

Use the Conflict in your Marriage to bring you Closer

Fights where you or your spouse use words or fists (or anything else) to hurt or manipulate the other is damaging. But it’s just as damaging to give in or become a doormat hoping to secure peace at any cost. Two human beings getting married will experience conflict. Rightly viewed, you can leverage that kind of conflict in your marriage to end up closer together.

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4 Ways to Change the Dance in Your Marriage

4 Ways to Change the Dance in Your Marriage

A relationship is like a dance. You and your spouse have fallen into some ways of relating that seem “normal.” Whether you like them or not, you know the steps of this dance. But if this dance isn’t working to bring you closer to each other and closer to God, it’s time to change the dance in your marriage.

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