Make the Holidays Easier on Your Marriage

Marriage Dynamics Institute Communication, Conflict, Connection, Contentment, Family, Finances, Holidays, Quality Time Leave a Comment

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 …

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Will You Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing in Your Marriage?

Matt Faith, Time Management, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Where is spiritual growth on your to-do list? It’s no secret; you have a lot to do. You and everyone else in the world. There are so many demands on our time, in fact, that the time we have with our spouses is highly limited. Distractions don’t leave, either, just because you’re under the same roof with your spouse. Kids …

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Strengthen Your Marriage: Cut Overhead and Maximize Profits

Marriage Dynamics Institute Marriage Health, Quality Time, Time Management Leave a Comment

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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Contentment in Marriage: Managing Money and Time

Melody Morris Contentment, Money Management, Time Management, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Managing Money We have been attending Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University in recent weeks. Even though my husband and I have been married for 31 years, we are still working at refining this whole money management thing in our marriage. Apparently we are not alone. If this is a challenge for you, keep reading. If not, skip down to “Managing Time” …