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9 April 2014
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Are You in an Angry Marriage?

Living and loving in a truly mature way (in an adult marriage) means letting insights transform the ways in which you relate to one another.  To do this couples must learn to communicate their needs effectively. It requires a new language of love, a form of communication based on insight and emotional understanding.  Finding the […]


21 March 2014
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How I Stayed Married for 17 Years – Guest Post by Regina Yvette Hall

I continue to praise God for the wonderful people he places in my life, especially the women.  I have had instances of cattiness, drama and shadiness, but not often.  One of the first people I met when I moved to Texas was my friend Regina.  She lived a couple of houses down from me and […]


26 January 2014
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Focus on Improving Your Marriage

Has your marriage drifted apart, been a constant fight, headed towards divorce or separation?  If you answered yes to any of these questions you need to put your focus back on your marriage. Before a couple can refocus themselves on the intimacy between them, they must make sure that no intimacy is being lost outside […]


No Spouse is Perfect

Successful marriages are those in which spouses grow together despite their shortcomings, care for each other including flaws and differences, and nurture their respective strengths to hold on to the good and minimize the bad in their relationships. What were the good qualities that drew you to each other? What flaws in your relationship or […]


13 November 2013
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I’m the “Head of the House?”

Is it important to have a leader in a relationship? Some would agree and say yes, while others would say no. For instance, in a heterosexual relationship or marriage, many would agree that the man is considered the leader. He is expected to ensure that everything concerning his family is taken care of. He ensures […]


2 November 2013
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Professional Counseling or Pastoral Counseling

Do you need to see your Pastor or a Professional? Choosing the right counselor can sometimes be a tough decision. You may find yourself “stuck between a rock and a hard place” when it comes to choosing what kind of counselor you think would be best for your situation. Many times when we have problems that […]


What We Want vs. What We Need

What We Want versus What We Need? In an ideal world we would satisfy our search for a significant other, with someone who fulfills all of our wants and needs. This would be our Mr. or Ms. Right.  Does such a person exist? Are our standards set to high that no one will ever be […]


3 Types of Rituals in Marriage

Rituals in marriage are the things that happen often, are planned together and special mostly to you and your spouse.  Read the Rituals in Marriage post in this series to get more details. Almost anything can be turned into a ritual of connection, if the focus is on the relationship.  If just one person likes […]

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