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 …

One Thing You Can Do to Improve Your Marriage Right Now

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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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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 …

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Show Your Spouse You Care by Doing This

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“I’ll have the root canal, please.” Said no one ever. Still, that’s how many people act when subjected to the thought of spending time doing certain things their beloved enjoys. It’s not the easiest thing to embrace your spouse’s interests when they are nothing like yours. Maybe you’ve been there? An evening at the opera just isn’t your thing. Or you …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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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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. …