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6 Ways to Stay Connected When You Have a Busy Schedule

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Keeping communication lines open when life gets crazy With work, family, church, and the occasional nap competing for space in your life, it can be hard for you and your spouse to stay connected. With all the directions you find yourself pulled, the two of you may feel like two ships passing in the night. It’s evident that a busy …

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Celebrating National Marriage Week 2018!

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It’s National Marriage Week! National Marriage Week 2018 (Feb. 7-14) is a great time to celebrate one of God’s most precious gifts to us—marriage! This annual celebration raises awareness of the need to build stronger marriages and reduce the divorce rate, which in turn benefits children and helps curtail poverty. Chuck Stetson, chairman of National Marriage Week USA, says, “The …

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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 …

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Sexual Harassment Charges Should Be a Wake-up Call

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Learn from the Public Mistakes of Others to Keep Your Private Life in Great Shape It’s almost unbearable to see the tidal wave of charges being brought out against the rich and famous these days. Case after case of sexual harassment and misconduct charges litter our news pages. As the damage mounts, it’s easy to focus all the attention on …

Will You Write an Award Winning Song with Your Marriage?

Will You Write an Award-Winning Song with Your Marriage?

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The Country Music Awards Bring the Best in the Business Together, But They Won’t Necessarily Bring the Best Out in Your Marriage. Country music fans, get ready. November will be here before you know it, so the annual CMA awards are not far away. Your favorite artists will be on display as hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return for …

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 …

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Trust in Marriage: Stop the Leaks

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Leakers have been blamed for dealing some pretty devastating blows in politics, entertainment, and business. But leaking isn’t just a problem for national security. It can also be a challenge for marital security. One place you want to be doubly sure there’s no leaking going on is within your marriage. When you tell others things about your spouse or your relationship …

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Four Ways to Grow Closer to Your Spouse

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In August 2017, the U.S. experienced what many called The Great American Eclipse. While a total eclipse of the sun happens somewhere in the world every 12 to 18 months, it hadn’t happened in the U.S. since 1979. And it hadn’t happened ​only​ in the U.S. since 1776. The total eclipse only lasted for a couple of minutes, and it …