Gray Divorce-Older Couples Calling It Quits

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Do you ever wonder why so many couples make it through twenty-five, or thirty or even forty years of marriage and then call it quits? “Gray divorce” usually refers to baby boomer couples who split up after a long marriage. And while the divorce rate in the United States has fallen slightly over the past twenty years, divorces among those …

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 …

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Four Ways to Defend Your Marriage Against Sexual Temptation

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What can we learn from the latest sexual scandal? Another well-known church leader is in the spotlight because of sexual misconduct allegations. While the church leader vehemently denies the accusations, the fact remains that the issues of sexual temptation and scandal are becoming more front and center in spiritual communities. It’s also clear that the picture this paints for nonbelievers …

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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 …

Three Numbers that Guarantee You’ll Hit the Marriage Jackpot

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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. …

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Do You Have Friends Who Stick With You in Adversity?

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A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity (Proverbs 17:17 NIV ). Oxford anthropologist Robin Dunbar conducted a study in 1993 in which he determined that humans are only capable of having a certain number of friendships at one time. He estimated that number right at 150. He revised the number a little with the …

What You Really Need to Know about Lysa TerKeurst's Divorce

What You Really Need to Know about Lysa TerKeurst’s Divorce

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Editor’s note: While we believe this content is still relevant to our readers, we do want to make you aware of some new information. We have posted an update at the end of this article. It’s happened again. Another high profile marriage has ended. The Christian world was shocked not long ago when Lysa TerKeurst announced she was ending a …

Is Alexa the Only One Keeping Tabs on Your Marriage?

Is Alexa the Only One Keeping Tabs on Your Marriage?

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How are you keeping tabs on your Marriage? Mama always said if you can’t say anything nice… A story originally reported by the New York post revealed that a man in New Mexico who was allegedly beating his girlfriend discovered there were never truer words. So the couple was house sitting. In the middle of a dispute the man asked …