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10 Simple Ways to Celebrate Your Love Every Day

Marriage Dynamics Institute Contentment, Quality Time, Romance

What if every day were Valentine’s Day? I know, I know. You want to show how much you care for your spouse, but it feels like it takes a ton of effort and thought just to make the officially recognized holiday special. Just hear me out. Think about the mindset that makes February 14th such a romantic day.  The happiest …

Cell phone addiction can hurt good communication

Are You Listening? – 5 Bad Habits that Prevent Good Communication

Marriage Dynamics Institute Communication, Marriage Health, Quality Time

Even in the best marriages, communication can be a challenge.  With all the noise out there, it’s a wonder we can hear anything. That poses a problem for couples who want to keep their relationship healthy through good communication. A University of California – San Diego study suggests the average person in the U.S. processes more than a hundred thousand …

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Declutter Your Marriage in Fifteen Minutes a Day

Marriage Dynamics Institute Communication, Marriage Health, Quality Time, Time Management

Decluttering your marriage is a little like decluttering your house. As you navigate the hustle and bustle of life, certain things tend to pile up around the house. It’s not that you don’t notice things are out of place. You’re just choosing to get everyone where they need to be. And you are making sure they have what they need when they …

Couple holding hands - supporting your spouse's interests

Show Your Spouse You Care by Doing This

Marriage Dynamics Institute Contentment, Patience, Quality Time

“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 …

Man praying - reasons husbands have trouble praying together with their wives

Praying Together: Three Reasons Husbands Have Trouble Praying with Their Wives

Marriage Dynamics Institute Faith, Marriage Health, Quality Time, Uncategorized

There are not a lot of things many wives would put higher on their priority list than a husband who steps up to the plate as a spiritual leader in their relationship. A big part of that is a consistent prayer life as a couple. If you’re not praying together with your spouse, it’s a good habit to develop – perhaps …

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Strengthen Your Marriage: Cut Overhead and Maximize Profits

Marriage Dynamics Institute Marriage Health, Quality Time, Time Management

There is a business principle that might ring true for your marriage: Overhead can eat right through profits. Think about what’s happened at Amazon.com. Because its streamlined structure cuts out a lot of normal business expense, the online giant is making massive profits. Customers shop from home, which reduces labor costs that come with staffing brick-and-mortar stores. Many experts think this is the …

Three Numbers that Guarantee You’ll Hit the Marriage Jackpot

Marriage Dynamics Institute Communication, Contentment, Marriage Health, Quality Time

In August 2017 a Massachusetts woman hit the jackpot. With odds of 292 million to one, Mavis Wanczyk lined out six numbers perfectly to claim an astounding $758 million prize. Because she’s taking her winnings in a lump sum instead of a 30-year payout, she’s only left with a measly $310 million after Uncle Sam gets his cut. Poor Mavis. …

Adding a Little Flavor to Your Marriage

Marriage Dynamics Institute Connection, Family, Holidays, Marriage Health, Quality Time, Time Management

Why is there pumpkin spice flavor in everything? From lattes to cereal, yogurt to rice cakes, this popular flavor, which actually has no pumpkin in it, seems to be everywhere this time of year. (If you don’t believe us, then check out this ranking of 124 pumpkin spice products.) Flavors and smells can evoke strong memories. Perhaps the popularity of …

Who Knew Cracker Barrel was THAT good?

Who Knew Cracker Barrel Was THAT Good?

Marriage Dynamics Institute Contentment, Goals, Quality Time

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, …