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10 Things to Try if You Regret Getting Married

Marriage Dynamics Institute Contentment, Marriage Health, Uncategorized 0 Comments

Does this story sound familiar? You met the man or woman of your dreams. You went out for coffee or a meal and couldn’t believe how easy they were to talk to. The two of you began dating, and you felt so alive when you were with them. As time went on, you began to imagine what it would be …

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Work on Your Marriage Goals with an Accountability Partner

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How are you doing in your marriage? Every couple faces challenges, and may need outside help at times. One great idea is to take a reputable marriage course with a proven track record, which will equip you with practical strategies to keep your marriage healthy and strong. Another good strategy is finding a trustworthy accountability partner to walk alongside and …

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Fight the Temptation to Retaliate

Deb Patterson Faith, Patience, Uncategorized 0 Comments

Want to battle for your marriage? Want a healthier, happier relationship? Fight the temptation to retaliate every time your spouse hurts your feelings or angers you. Proverbs 24:29 says, “Do not say, ‘I’ll do to them as they have done to me; I’ll pay them back for what they did’” (NIV). Proverbs is the ultimate guidebook for living a life …

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Lessons in Math and Marriage: How to Be Better Together

Melody Morris Marriage Health, Selfishness, Uncategorized 0 Comments

When we marry, the Bible says that two become one. That oneness is one of the many beautiful blessings of marriage. Yet it is not always easy to maintain as we contend with our individual wants and needs…. Early spring in Chicago is usually quite chilly, especially when the wind is brisk. My husband and I had been married for …

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Self-Driving Cars May Be the Future, But Self-Driving Marriages Don’t Exist

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Volkswagen is emerging as a leader in one of the newest innovations in driving. The auto manufacturer is paving the way for self-driving cars, which they think (if the idea gets far enough down the road) will hit the streets by 2021. The car won’t have any pedals or steering wheel inside, instead relying on cameras and sensors, radar and high-torque …

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Get Closer By Serving Together

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How’s your serve? Kick your relationship up a notch by serving together. People devote untold amounts of energy to drawing closer together with their spouse. At MDI, we’ve developed entire courses to help you achieve this critical task. We do our best to keep you stocked with helpful tools and resources to stay on track in your marriage. It’s what we’re …

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10 Lessons from 21 Years of Marriage

Jon Gordon Contentment, Marriage Health, Uncategorized 0 Comments

My wife and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary on Thursday last week. It seems like yesterday when we met for the first time. She was walking down the street in Buckhead, Atlanta, and I was standing outside a restaurant that I had just opened. I was 24 and she was 27. For me, it was love at first sight. …

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Grow Closer Spiritually with These 6 Ideas

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Want a happier, more fulfilling marriage? One route to greater intimacy in your relationship is to grow closer spiritually. Studies show that couples who share a steadfast devotion to their spiritual lives have happier marriages than those who don’t. While that sounds appealing, how does the couple who’s never been “religious,” or those who come from different backgrounds get started? …

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Stop Trying to Clean Up During the Storm

Matt Communication, Marriage Health, Uncategorized 0 Comments

Ever been caught unexpectedly in a severe storm? There aren’t many things more terrifying. What’s worse is when it hits your home, your sanctuary suffers as a result. Forbes recently published a list of some of the worst ever to hit the United States, and seeing what people have had to go through is jaw-dropping. During a storm, it’s essential …

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Check Your Heart Before You Speak Your Mind

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Why it’s good to think before you speak… Communicating in your marriage is essential. However, remember you can’t unsay the things that cross your lips. Though it was not specifically related to her marriage, if you had the opportunity to ask the late Barbara Bush if there was something she wished she could take back, it might be a comment …