The Gift of a Strong Marriage (Part 2) — Stability

Melody Morris Commitment, Communication, Connection, Marriage Health, When Life is Difficult Leave a Comment

When you decide to get married, you start making plans. And after you marry, you keep making plans. But you know what they say. Life is what happens while you are making plans. My husband and I had a five year plan when we married. We knew what we wanted to do and where we wanted to be. And we …

The Gift of a Strong Marriage (Part 1) — Fulfillment

Marriage Dynamics Institute Commitment, Communication, Contentment, Intimacy, Listening, Marriage Health, Patience, Quality Time, Selfishness Leave a Comment

People get married for lots of reasons. But according to a telephone survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, the number one reason people marry is love. Shocker. Reasons two and three are also unremarkable. People marry because they want to make a lifelong commitment. And they marry for companionship. No surprises there. Human beings are created in the image …

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When Three Isn’t a Crowd in Your Marriage | Marriage Dynamics Institute

Matt Faith, Marriage Health, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Learning to Include God in Your Relationship You’ve probably heard it. Two’s company, and three’s a crowd. If someone says those words to you, you’ll probably get your feelings hurt. If you’re not up to snuff on idioms, it means if someone is having an A to B conversation, you can C your way out. In other words, they want …

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Worried about a Government Shutdown? Don’t Miss Signs of a Marriage Shutdown

Deb Patterson Marriage Health Leave a Comment

Did you pay attention to the recent banter during the government shutdown? During the past couple of weeks, many people working for federal agencies found themselves a bit confused and anxious. Uncertainty about their jobs (and paychecks) caused a lot of stress for many families. It also caused Americans to roll their eyes at Washington’s divisiveness once again. The most …

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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 …