What Your Spouse Really Wants for Christmas

What Your Spouse Really Wants for Christmas

Gift-giving can be complicated. What does he/she want? How much money do you spend? You may feel pressure to “top” last year’s gift, or to “match” what your spouse is giving you. Some couples solve these challenges by agreeing to not give each other gifts. It may be hard to know what your spouse really wants for Christmas.

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How to Confront Your Spouse’s Bad Behavior

How to Confront Your Spouse’s Bad Behavior

Micromanaging, criticizing, and fault-finding are toxic to a relationship. But problems don’t go away by ignoring them. What do you do when your spouse is doing truly hurtful things? Can you confront your spouse in their bad behavior without destroying your relationship?

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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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How to Help, and Not Help, a Struggling Marriage

How to Help, and Not Help, a Struggling Marriage

The marriage of someone close to you is in serious trouble. You may be tempted to tell your friend, “Why don’t you just leave the @#$%?!” Or perhaps your response is, “God hates divorce. You’ll have to learn to live with this situation.” Human relationships are complicated. How can you help a struggling marriage?

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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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