Make the Holidays Easier on Your Marriage

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Does your blood pressure rise when you look up and realize there are Christmas decorations out at your local big-box store, and it’s only OCTOBER?  You’re not alone.  Healthline surveyed more than 2,200 people and found that nearly 65% of people feel moderate or significant amounts of stress during the holidays. Among the biggest stress-producers? Family, food, and finances. Can …

One Thing You Can Do to Improve Your Marriage Right Now

Melody Morris Communication, Marriage Health, Quality Time, Reconnecting Leave a Comment

Recently I flew to visit my mother and took advantage of free on board wi-fi to catch up on emails. My husband was traveling in Africa, and we connected by Face Time just long enough for me to tell him I was on a plane and would try to reach him later. I looked at my phone, and felt incredibly …

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Strengthen Your Marriage: Cut Overhead and Maximize Profits

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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 …

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Seven Tips for a Great Football Season

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Millions of men in the U.S. love football. In fact, even though many wives may roll their eyes, football season is perhaps one of the most exciting for husbands across the nation as they get ready for their favorite teams to hit the gridiron. (Important note: Many wives enjoy football just as much as their husbands do, some even more. …