• 4 Strategies for Boosting Your Social Security and Spousal Benefits

    Submitted by John Strassman − Here are four strategies couples can use to help increase their combined Social Security income. These approaches were written into Social Security law to encourage retirees to delay taking benefits, reducing costs for...

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    Diamonds in My Pocket

    By Heidi McLaughlin – I was in love again. I mean this time the stars twinkled with brilliance, the rain smelt sweeter and I had never known the daffodils to be so yellow. After the death of...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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    Living Without Regret

    By Heidi McLaughlin – I attend a lot of funerals. My first husband died and I know the importance of “showing up” to support loved ones and family members in their grief. I have remarried and my...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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    Reignite the Flame: Embracing Sensuality in Your 50s

    By Lisa Jackson – Reigniting a relationship is one of the most common challenges married couples face. It’s no surprise that the novelty and intensity of a new romance is fleeting, so how do marriages survive once...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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    More Than Just a Good Feeling: 5 Lessons in True Love

    By Grace Fox – I’ll always remember celebrating Valentine’s Day in fourth grade. That was the year I had an over-sized crush on brown-eyed, freckle-faced Freddy. So did all the other girls in my class, for that...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • A Promise from God is a Promise Kept

    By Robin Lee Hatcher − Seattle: When Robin Lee Hatcher‘s marriage ended in divorce, she was devastated. “I’d been so convinced God had promised me that He would save our marriage,” the author says, but she quickly...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Praying for Your Husband

    By Sharon Jaynes − As a wife, you have been given the privilege of serving as a mighty prayer warrior for your husband. Yet sometimes, even when poised with the best of intentions, the task can feel...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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    5 Gifts You Can Give Your Husband This Holiday

    By Alisa DiLorenzo – ‘Tis the season to be trimming the tree, sending out cards, baking cookies, choosing the presents and decking the halls at holiday parties. So many things to do and you often tell yourself...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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    When Wives Walk in Grace

    Resting in Christ While God Works in Your Marriage By Steve McVey – Author and pastor Steve McVey has spent thousands of hours listening to and counseling women who face marriage difficulties. Many want to believe God is...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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    52 Things Husbands Need from Their Wives

    What Wives Can Do to Build a Stronger Marriage By Jay Payleitner – “I don’t always understand what he needs or wants from me.” Most wives want a heart-to-heart connection with their husbands. But men often communicate their...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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    Rocks of Remembrance

    By Rita Schulte – How Building Altars to our Anger Keeps us Stuck – Mary had been married six years and had two children when she and her husband first came to see me for counseling. Her...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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    How to Support Your Spouse Through a Loss

    By Barbara Peters – In life, loss is inevitable. How people navigate through a loss is unique and different for everyone. Although no two people grieve the same, it is normal to hurt after a loss—perhaps so...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • The Best Way To Say I Love You: Time Spent

    I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Love makes the world go ’round.” But does it? Yes! Love is important in any relationship, so it makes sense that the topic of love comes up in my practice with...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • The Makings for a Romantic Weekend – A Wall Tent, An Old Mare, And Rain

    By Carol Lovegren-Miller – It has been 18 years since my husband, Kyle, and I have dared to spend our annual March anniversary camping trip at the beach. Our last attempt was at Cape Perpetua where an...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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    Will You Still Love Me When I’m. . .

    A woman reading I’m Too Young to Be This Old commented, “In chapter four, you asked the question that often I want to ask my husband: Will you still love me when I’m. . .and then I...

    • 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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