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To Those Who Are Not Happy This Christmas

Marriage Dynamics Institute Christmas, Faith, Holidays, Hope, Loss Leave a Comment

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. At least that’s what the song says. And everywhere people greet each other with “Merry Christmas!” or “Happy Holidays!” All over town, churches put on their best seasonal productions, and the music rings out joyfully. Lights twinkle, bells jingle. While at the local mall, Santa offers his best Ho Ho Ho. But …

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 …

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Grow Closer Spiritually with These 6 Ideas

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Want a happier, more fulfilling marriage? One route to greater intimacy in your relationship is to grow closer spiritually. Studies show that couples who share a steadfast devotion to their spiritual lives have happier marriages than those who don’t. While that sounds appealing, how does the couple who’s never been “religious,” or those who come from different backgrounds get started? …

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Trusting God in Your Life and Marriage

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Learning to trust God with everything…. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3:5-6). If you have children, you know the direction you point them isn’t always the direction they want to go. You don’t steer them …