Make the Holidays Easier on Your Marriage

Marriage Dynamics Institute Communication, Conflict, Connection, Contentment, Family, Finances, Holidays, Quality Time Leave a Comment

Does your blood pressure rise when you look up and realize there are Christmas decorations out at your local big-box store, and it’s only OCTOBER?  You’re not alone.  Healthline surveyed more than 2,200 people and found that nearly 65% of people feel moderate or significant amounts of stress during the holidays. Among the biggest stress-producers? Family, food, and finances. Can …

Stressed businessman - quit your job

Three Reasons Not to Quit Your Job

Marriage Dynamics Institute Contentment, Finances 2 Comments

You may be tempted to quit your job. But is that the best choice right now? Fred the Baker is an all-star. Who is Fred the Baker? You mean you don’t remember him? He remained the faithful face of Dunkin’ Donuts during the 1980s and was famous for always saying “time to make the donuts.” The best thing about Fred …

Until debt tear us apart - studying Ecclesiastes 4

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

Marriage Dynamics Institute Family, Finances, Goals Leave a Comment

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 …