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If Depression is Affecting Your Marriage, It’s Time to Get Help

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If you or your spouse is battling depression, you are not alone…. Dwayne Johnson probably isn’t quite a household name yet, but he’s got to be getting close. Having appeared in more than 50 movies and television shows, Johnson is the star of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. The 2017 film is the sequel to the 1995 offering featuring the …

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How to Grow Closer Together Spiritually

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Spiritual growth in your marriage starts with you…. Achieving spiritual intimacy with your spouse is a fantastic goal. It’s a gift many long for but never seem to find. You can meet this lofty summit, but it doesn’t start with two. It begins with one. You. While it’s great to get to a point where you and your spouse are …

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Celebrating National Marriage Week 2018!

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It’s National Marriage Week! National Marriage Week 2018 (Feb. 7-14) is a great time to celebrate one of God’s most precious gifts to us—marriage! This annual celebration raises awareness of the need to build stronger marriages and reduce the divorce rate, which in turn benefits children and helps curtail poverty. Chuck Stetson, chairman of National Marriage Week USA, says, “The …

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Do You Have Money or Does It Have You? Thoughts from Ecclesiastes 4:12

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And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:12 ESV) The writer of Ecclesiastes (whom we think may need some counseling) reminds us of the importance of having close family relationships. The verse above, which we often cite when we’re talking about marriage, seems to rest in …

Six Things To Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice in Your Marriage

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It’s that time of year again. The temperature is cooling down. The leaves are starting to change colors. There’s pumpkin spice in everything. From lattes to cereal, yogurt to rice cakes, the flavor, which actually has no pumpkin in it, is popping up everywhere. If you don’t believe us, then check out this ranking of 124 pumpkin spice products. Pumpkin …

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Trust in Marriage: Stop the Leaks

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Leakers have been blamed for dealing some pretty devastating blows in politics, entertainment, and business. But leaking isn’t just a problem for national security. It can also be a challenge for marital security. One place you want to be doubly sure there’s no leaking going on is within your marriage. When you tell others things about your spouse or your relationship …

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Seven Tips for a Great Football Season

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Millions of men in the U.S. love football. In fact, even though many wives may roll their eyes, football season is perhaps one of the most exciting for husbands across the nation as they get ready for their favorite teams to hit the gridiron. (Important note: Many wives enjoy football just as much as their husbands do, some even more. …