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Marriage is a Journey, Not a Destination: Tips from Seasoned Travelers

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Marriage is a journey. You don’t suddenly arrive at a great marriage. Rather, you discover it one day at a time. Sometimes it’s like a thrill ride! Other times it’s a strenuous uphill climb. No one can completely map out their marriage journey because life… happens. But there are things you can do to make sure your relationship is ready …

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Marriage Courses that Really Work

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A caterpillar hatches and eats non-stop for days. Then it spins a sac around its body and undergoes radical change, emerging in just a couple of weeks as a different creature. This transformation–from caterpillar to butterfly—is nothing short of a miracle. At Marriage Dynamics, we offer marriage courses that inspire transformation in marriage. What happens during a nine-week Dynamic Marriage …

Running Together into 2020

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Have you ever seen a three-legged race? Teams of two people tie one leg to the other person’s leg and then take off running together on what looks like three legs. It’s awkward at best. And kind of silly. But after a few clumsy steps, it’s possible for two people who are tied to each other to cooperate and race …

Is Criticism Getting in the Way of Intimacy in Your Marriage?

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No marriage is perfect. And if we are honest, sometimes we all wish our spouse would speak or behave differently. In a healthy relationship, a husband and wife can communicate these irritations or frustrations in ways that don’t tear each other down. When there is mutual love and respect, such conversations can bring about positive results. By comparison, when spouses …

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Work on Your Marriage Goals with an Accountability Partner

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How are you doing in your marriage? Every couple faces challenges, and may need outside help at times. One great idea is to take a reputable marriage course with a proven track record, which will equip you with practical strategies to keep your marriage healthy and strong. Another good strategy is finding a trustworthy accountability partner to walk alongside and …

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Want a Winning Marriage? Use a Great Playbook

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You can’t expect to have a winning team or a winning marriage without a great playbook. When the Eagles meet the Patriots on Sunday to decide the NFL’s top team, you can bet there will be some serious intensity on the gridiron. You don’t get to the league’s final game of the season without some heroics on the field and …

Are you and your spouse a power couple?

Are You and Your Spouse A Power Couple?

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What does it really mean to be a power couple (and why should you care)? Barack and Michelle. Jay Z and Beyonce. Prince William and Kate. You could probably spend a good amount of time adding to the list of power couples off the top of your head. And those are just current A-List relationships. Think of those from days …

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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 …

Who Knew Cracker Barrel was THAT good?

Who Knew Cracker Barrel Was THAT Good?

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Have you ever stopped to think how many miles you’ve traveled with your spouse over the course of your marriage? Whether you’re on your honeymoon, love to take cruises together, or even serve at mission points across the globe, you’ll likely have a hard time competing with the distance Ray and Wilma Yoder have racked up. The couple, both 80, …

Keep the Honeymoon Going

Devotional Thought: Keep the Honeymoon Going

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If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married. –Deuteronomy 24.5 Note to employers: If you’re looking for a great recruiting tool for young talent, try this …