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Fight the Temptation to Retaliate

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Want to battle for your marriage? Want a healthier, happier relationship? Fight the temptation to retaliate every time your spouse hurts your feelings or angers you. Proverbs 24:29 says, “Do not say, ‘I’ll do to them as they have done to me; I’ll pay them back for what they did’” (NIV). Proverbs is the ultimate guidebook for living a life …

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Marital Disagreements – Don’t Air Your Dirty Laundry in Public

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Know the right time and place to tackle marital disagreements. Pop quiz: What’s one of the most awkward things to endure? Is it: Accidentally telling your boss “I love you” before you get off the phone. Having someone point out to you that you’re pants are unzipped. Having someone point out that you forgot to wear pants. Watching a married …

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Show Your Spouse You Care by Doing This

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“I’ll have the root canal, please.” Said no one ever. Still, that’s how many people act when subjected to the thought of spending time doing certain things their beloved enjoys. It’s not the easiest thing to embrace your spouse’s interests when they are nothing like yours. Maybe you’ve been there? An evening at the opera just isn’t your thing. Or you …

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Are You Willing to Follow? – Thoughts from Joshua 1:9

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If you are willing to follow God’s leading, it will strengthen your faith—and your marriage. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). The United States military is one of the most powerful in the world. Decisive …

Spending Time at the Airport Could Help Your Marriage

How Spending Time at the Airport Can Help Your Marriage

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Let me guess what one of your top ten favorite things in the world isn’t: sitting at the airport waiting for a flight. It’s not like the experience is traumatic – at least not usually. Waiting is usually just annoying. But it can wear you down. Slow moving security lines. Gate changes. Flight delays. These all have the potential to make …