Category Archives for Marriage

What is Love? 7 Vital Ingredients for Lasting Love

What is love? The casual glance in my direction, when her chocolate-colored eyes connected with mine, invigorated my imagination. In my mind’s eye, I imagined a mutual infatuation, and in my daydreams we’d sneak off to a secret place, hold hands, and kiss. My First Love If I still had my journal from my early […]

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1 Thing You Must Stop to Make Your Marriage Thrive

There were times in my marriage when I kept a mental checklist. I used the checklist to keep score. Keeping score was a way to keep the marriage “fair.” You know what I mean? Everything 50/50. But a fair marriage isn’t a thriving marriage. To help my marriage thrive, I realized I needed to throw […]

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4 Secrets to Becoming Your Spouse’s Best Friend

My wife Tami is my best friend. But it hasn’t always been that way in our marriage. We didn’t start out as best friends. Many husbands and wives don’t. In the beginning, we enjoyed spending time together. I once left my university dorm room in the middle of the night and drove almost 7 hours […]

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Take Time Off! Why You Need to Stop Working

You might be burned out on work, or love your work. In either case, you may be working too much. Overwork has damaging effects on the quality of your faith, relationships and work. You need to stop working to thrive. Some people complain about being overworked. Some people wear it as a badge of honor. […]

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The Cost of Complacency to Your Faith, Relationships and Work

“Fools are destroyed by their own complacency.” Proverbs 1:32 Do you know a Christian who’s talking the talk, but not walking the walk? They’re casual, but not committed. They’re apathetic, not passionate. It’s called complacency. Jesus calls it lukewarm, and it makes Him want to puke (Revelation 3:16). Increasing complacency among Christians threatens all of […]

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3 Simple Steps to Make Your Spouse More Attractive

Do you remember the crush you used to have on the one you promised to love “until death do us part.” You felt a magnetic attraction to your future spouse. After you married, the passion faded. In the days or months after you both promised to cherish each other, your relationship lost its excitement. What […]

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3 Signs Your Marriage Can’t Be Saved

For me and my wife the marital bliss ended on our honeymoon. Within a few days of walking down the aisle, we both started to doubt our marriage would last. We believed we were in love when we exchanged our vows. We dated for a year before we got engaged. We were engaged for six […]

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Why Couples Need to Read the Bible and Pray Together

Research shows that couples who pray and read the Bible together at home are happier. Couples that are happy together also stay together. This supports the popular claim that couples who pray together stay together. The Myth of Happily Ever After Popular romance movies and novels perpetuate the myth that after the wedding, husband and […]

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The Surprising Science of Spreading Happiness

Happiness is contagious. If you’re not happy, take a look at who you spend time with. If you’re not surrounded by happy people, you may need a change. The good news is you have a choice. You can change your attitude, change who you spend time with, or how much time you spend with unhappy […]

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