Falling in Love All Over Again–A Dozen Autumn Dates

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It may be 95 degrees at your house, but the calendar says Autumn has arrived. And the change of seasons brings a return to some familiar rhythms of life. Because kids are back in school. Friday night lights are ablaze in cities and towns across the country. And pumpkin spice is absolutely everywhere. After the lazy days of summer, life …

Anniversary Celebration Ideas: Mark Milestones and Make Memories

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How are you celebrating your wedding anniversary this year? Quiet dinner for two? Day trip? Tropical adventure? Is this year a milestone anniversary you celebrate with all the kids and grands? You don’t have to spend a lot of money or make every anniversary a huge event. Sometimes that’s not possible or even appropriate. But committing yourself to another person …

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

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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 …

Cell phone addiction can hurt good communication

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

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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

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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 …

Keep the Honeymoon Going

Devotional Thought: Keep the Honeymoon Going

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If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married. –Deuteronomy 24.5 Note to employers: If you’re looking for a great recruiting tool for young talent, try this …

3 Ways Your GPS Watch Can Help You Check Yourself in Marriage

What My GPS Watch Has Taught Me about Marriage

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Principles that keep your body well can do the same for your relationship. About a month ago I got a new GPS watch to help keep track of my runs. I waited for about a year, trying to find something that would do what I wanted without breaking the bank. I finally found the one I wanted and I have …