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Find Your Life Purpose for a Happier Marriage

Find Your Life Purpose for a Happier Marriage

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Reading Time: 3 minutesOnly one in three marriages in the United States reaches its twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. That means at least two out of three marriages fail to achieve the dream of living “happily ever after.” Among those couples who stay together “until death do us part,” many have achieved satisfying, and thriving marriages. Their secret includes each […]

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Managing Marriage Conflict with Mulligans

Mastering Marriage Conflict with Mulligans

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Reading Time: 5 minutesIf you’ve golfed, it’s likely you’ve taken a “mulligan.” Mulligan’s aren’t only for the fairway—they can also be useful in managing conflict in marriage. Consider Devon and Becca who tend to be at odds over Devon’s habit of arriving to appointments early, and Becca’s habit of arriving on time or a few minutes late. Devon […]

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Revive Passion in Your Marriage with this Habit

Revive Passion in Your Marriage with this Habit

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Reading Time: 4 minutesNinety-three percent of married respondents and 84 percent of those who were unmarried told Pew Research Center love is the best reason for marriage. It’s the reason my wife Tami and I married. Then, as in many marriages, conflict put a strain on our passion for each other. We discovered how to manage conflict, but […]

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A Married Couple's Guide to Complaining

A Married Couple’s Guide to Complaining

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Reading Time: 4 minutesMy wife Tami felt angry. “All you do after you get home from work and eat dinner is sit on the couch. Why can’t we talk, or take a walk together, or do both?” Couples will always have complaints about each other. Unfortunately, instead of expressing their complaints, they resort to criticizing each other. Unchecked […]

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Give Your Child an Advantage with this Parenting Style

Give Your Child an Advantage with this Parenting Style

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Reading Time: 3 minutesUsing this parenting style will give your child an advantage that can last a lifetime. New research in Japan concludes that children whose parents use a supportive parenting style have the highest achievements academically, in levels of happiness, and in incomes as adults. These children are also more likely to marry and have higher numbers […]

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5 Ways to Help Kids Develop Grit Because Self-Esteem is Overrated

5 Ways to Help Kids Develop Grit Because Self-Esteem is Overrated

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Reading Time: 6 minutesIf you’ve been concerned that your child’s low self-esteem might keep him or her from reaching their full potential, think again. Parents need to help kids develop grit. If you completed college Psychology 101 like I did, you learned that self-esteem is measured by the amount of positive regard people have for themselves. Perhaps you, like […]

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3 Valuable Benefits of Summer Camp that Help Kids Thrive

3 Valuable Benefits of Summer Camp That Help Kids Thrive

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Reading Time: 3 minutesOver 14 million children are expected to attend camp in the United States this year, according to trends reported by the American Camp Association. If you’re thinking about sending your child to summer camp this year, now is a good time to begin planning. Popular camps fill up fast and close enrollment before summer begins. […]

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Use Love Maps to Cultivate a Thriving Marriage

Use Love Maps to Cultivate a Thriving Marriage

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Reading Time: 3 minutesResearch reveals that one of the keys to a thriving marriage is in the details. This conclusion comes from Dr. John Gottman, professor of psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle. Gottman presents key findings from over 30 years of research in his bestselling book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. Many of his […]

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4 Signs Your Marriage May Be Making You Sick

4 Signs Your Marriage May Be Making You Sick

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Reading Time: 5 minutesMany health experts won’t tell you that married couples can actually prevent the common cold and seasonal flu by reducing the negative behaviors in their marriage. During the winter months when runny noses, coughs, and fevers are all too common, we’re reminded to wash our hands, avoid contact with sick people, and get a flu […]

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The Best Dating Advice Dads Can Give Their Sons

The Best Dating Advice Dads Can Give Their Sons

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Reading Time: 4 minutesMy son is not interested in girls, yet. He’ll be 14 years old in a few weeks. But it’s about time I start thinking about what is the best dating advice a father can give to his teenage son. If he’s like me, my son will have girls interested in him before he’s interested in […]

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