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. …

Do You Have Friends Who Stick With You in Adversity?

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17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. Proverbs 17:17 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 onset …

Are You Suffering from Hearing Loss in Your Marriage?

Are You Suffering from Hearing Loss in your Marriage?

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Consider these possible causes. As couples get older, new problems can crop up in a marriage. The problems are sometimes relational, and sometimes they are physical. Sometimes they are physical and relational. Meet Wilbur and Myra. Wilbur is having a heck of a time with his hearing, and it’s driving Myra absolutely batty. First, she has to repeat everything 16 …

Six Things To Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice in Your Marriage

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It’s that time of year again. The temperature is cooling down. The leaves are starting to change colors. There’s pumpkin spice in everything. From lattes to cereal, yogurt to rice cakes, the flavor, which actually has no pumpkin in it, is popping up everywhere. If you don’t believe us, then check out this ranking of 124 pumpkin spice products. Pumpkin …

Rake Often to Keep Your Marriage from "FALL-in" Apart

Rake Often to Keep Your Marriage From “Fall”ing Apart

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It’s the same goal every year. This Fall, you think to yourself, I am actually going to stay on top of keeping the leaves out of my yard. Good intentions are the road paved to…lots of leaves. They seem so harmless when the air begins to turn a bit more crisp and the foliage that’s most excited to leave the company of …

4 Steps to Peace in the Storm

Four Steps to Peace through the Storms

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Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7 Marriage isn’t easy, is it? That’s why so many of them don’t work out. Choosing to spend your life with someone, for better or worse, is not …

This Collusion Has Got to Stop

This Collusion Has Got to Stop

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col·lu·sion kəˈlo͞oZHən/ noun secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially in order to cheat or deceive others. Collusion has almost been the exclusive topic of conversation by the news media in recent weeks. Of course, we’ve been discussing it in the realm of politics and election campaigns. The banter has been endless, with as many opinions as there are commentators. …

Three Ways Your Marriage Might be a Fixer Upper

Three Ways Your Marriage Might Be a Fixer Upper

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For the past several years, Fixer Upper is easily one of the most popular home renovation shows on television.  If you haven’t seen the show (that’s unfathomable), now is the time.  It was recently announced that the show, which features its hosts, Chip and Joanna Gaines taking a couple through three old houses so they can choose one of them to fix up. …

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 Country Music Association awards are not far away. Your favorite artists will be on display as hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood …