• The seductive nature of an affair
    The Seductive Nature of an Affair

    By Rod Smith – Extramarital affairs are very seductive. They appear to offer better, more intense passion than the marriage. Hide and seek will do this, spawning the kind of relationship we wished was possible with a...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • The Beginners Guide to a Life Long Marriage

    By Kathleen Cooke – I have been married for 38 years and I still really like the guy! It’s kind of crazy sometimes to think that I have now been married longer than I was ever single....

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Five Keys to a Supernaturally Good Marriage

    Everyone dreams of a having a great marriage. Recently I was at a friends wedding that Steve and Wendy Backlund were officiating. Together they gave a brief message to the new couple (who happened to be previous...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Matrimonial Bliss

    By Dr. Kat Smith – Marriage is a sacred union to which most find after the wedding day is everything other than bliss filled. However, when life takes over after the honeymoon, we simply shift gears and...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • How to Help Your Husband Understand Menopause

    By Ellen Dolgen – What do men think of perimenopause and menopause? Does your husband understand menopause? I mean, really understand menopause? Chances are that he just thinks it’s that time of YOUR life when you get...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Sexual Conversations With Your Spouse

    By Rick Thomas – You know your marriage is strong when you can have sexually oriented conversations with your spouse. Outside of having intimate discussions about what the LORD is doing in your life, there is probably...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Marital Bliss Reset – Six Relationship Laws Happy Couples Live By

    By Heather Duzan – #1 – The Law of Respecting Differences He likes solitude, she likes parties He likes simple, she likes challenging He likes to plan, she likes spontaneity He likes to save “for a rainy...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • All’s Fair In Love And War!

    By Deb DeArmond – With my book on mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationships off to the publisher, I am beginning to turn my attention to a new topic: marital conflict. Today I’m kicking it off. Would love to hear your...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Got the Marital Bliss Blues? Here Are Three Steps to a Cure

    By Heather Duzan, CPCC – Most of us who have been married a long time experience the periodic “favorite bathrobe” syndrome. You know, SO familiar, SO comfortable, so, so, WORN… We can get into “rut” before we...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Match dot COM— The Perks and Pitfalls of Online Dating

    By Rita Schulte – You can’t wait to hear from that special person again. Your heart flutters. You feel all tingly inside. You feel like a sixteen year old in a 50 year old hormone-deprived body. You...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Who Holds My Hand?

    By Sandi Elzinga – August 4th, 1961. My husband of but a few moments holds my hand as we walk up the aisle. Grinning. The white-ribboned pews are filled with relatives and friends. Members of my church...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!

    By Rev. Peggy W. Lester – In October I celebrated my 64th birthday. I can hardly believe it. Also, seems like only a few years ago Don and I married… so four days after my birthday, we...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Breaking the Vow After a Lifetime

    By Laura Petherbridge – A few years back many people were surprised to hear that Al Gore and His wife of 40 years had decided to get a divorce. People automatically assume that a couple married for...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Living and Praying In “Some Hotel”

    By Elizabeth A. Havey – My husband and I are in Jacksonville, Florida, a city of skyscrapers and treed neighborhoods built near the lake-like St. John’s River and the magnificent Atlantic Ocean. We are staying in a...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • How To Get Calm And Stay Connected During A Conflict

    Welcome back to our series on conflict. In Part 1 of our series, we looked at the first key step: take a step back. To recap: when we first feel angry or threatened, stepping back allows the adrenaline rush...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Coaching Corner: “My husband and I are at opposite ends of the spectrum.”

    Welcome to this week’s Coaching Corner! Keep reading to find what to do when you and your spouse just can’t seem to see eye-to-eye. Dear Dr. Ann,  My husband and I are at opposite ends of the...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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