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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Three Things I Learned As a Single

Three Things I Learned As a Single

I wanted to get married, but nothing was happening. I spent many years wondering what was so wrong with me that no one would choose me. The few relationships I did have never went anywhere. The loneliness left me shuffling between feeling desperate and hopeless.

But I finally grew up. There were things I finally learned as a single that changed everything.

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Blended and Blessed: Finding Peace in a Step-Family

Blended and Blessed: Finding Peace in a Step-Family

Over 50% of families in the United States are “re-coupled”, with one or both partners having been married before. Over 50% of children are being raised with one biological parent and that parent’s current partner (married or not). The 21st definition of family is different. Within a Christian context, is it possible to find peace in a step-family?

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What Your Spouse CAN and CANNOT Do For You

What Your Spouse CAN and CANNOT Do For You

In a healthy marriage your spouse meets some of your needs, but not all of them. It’s so easy to expect your husband or wife to make you happy, and I hope they do! But every human being, including your spouse, is limited and finite. It’s useful to consider what your spouse can and cannot do for you.

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Did I Marry the Wrong Person?

Did I Marry the Wrong Person?

It’s important to choose your spouse wisely. But you’re already married! When your relationship goes sideways it’s easy to feel as though things would be wonderful if you were just married to Mr. or Ms. Right instead of the uncaring, miserable, blockhead of a person that is your spouse. You ask, Did I marry the wrong person?

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