How Your Mood Affects Your Spouse

How Your Mood Affects Your Spouse

The honeymoon is over. You’ve settled into the routine of life. Small irritations and disappointments seem all too common. Life, and married life in particular, seems harder than you expected. And when you and/or your spouse come home after a challenging day, you’re in a bad mood.

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Four Things I Learned About a Healthy Blended Family

Four Things I Learned About a Healthy Blended Family

Remarriages have a discouraging track record. Blended families have more than the usual set of challenges. But that doesn’t mean your blended family won’t thrive! Regardless of what brought you to this point, God’s restoration and employing some wisdom means a healthy blended family is possible.

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How Family and Friends Impact Your Marriage

How Family and Friends Impact Your Marriage

Most weddings are a celebration. Love is in the air. Family and friends show up for the party bringing bitter-sweet memories and mixed feelings. But it’s not just for the wedding presents and to have an audience in the pictures; those family and friends impact your marriage long after the wedding is over.

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Don’t Settle for a Miserable Marriage

Don’t Settle for a Miserable Marriage

Marriage affects your wellbeing. If your relationship is healthy you are happier, healthier, and generally live a longer more productive life. If your relationship is unhealthy your physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing is at risk. The stakes are too high to settle for a miserable marriage.

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When You Become Your Spouse’s Caregiver

When You Become Your Spouse’s Caregiver

If your marriage has had a reasonable degree of closeness and love, when one spouse becomes ill it affects the other deeply. Sure, there are the “little” things such as the flu or a necessary surgery. But what about when the illness is ongoing, chronic, and perhaps eventually terminal? What happens to your marriage when you become your spouse’s caregiver?

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