Category Archives for Marriage

3 Big Mistakes People Make in Response to Good News

When your spouse, children, co-worker or friend comes to you with good news, how do you respond? Research on how we respond to good news reveals only one right way to respond. There are also 3 wrong ways. Repeating these 3 big mistakes too often can hurt a relationship. My 12-year-old son sometimes talks a […]

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Why I Needed Humility to Heat Up My Marriage

Arrogance almost destroyed my marriage. We’d been married three years. Things started to go wrong on our honeymoon. I blamed my wife, and continued to blame her for almost everything that went wrong after that. It didn’t take long for the passion that drew us together to cool off. We could be in the same room, […]

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4 Things to Do Today to be Happier in Life, Love and Work

A wise man once said, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones, (Proverbs 17:22 ESV). If you increase your happiness, science says you can expect more positive benefits, when compared to people with less happiness: Life Benefits – Superior mental health – Excellent physical health – Ability to […]

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3 Things I Learned About Love in Marriage from John 3:16

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the ultimate love story. Wouldn’t that make John 3:16 a source of guidance for love in marriage? For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16) This single verse is “the heart of […]

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Your First 3 Steps Toward Healing Broken Relationships

This is the number one cause of broken relationships: sin.Please, hear me out. Sin is an unpopular topic in many circles–that’s until a politician or Christian leader is caught in sin. The immediate consequence: broken relationships. Restoring relationships doesn’t get much support either. This requires admitting sin, and a commitment to overcome bad behavior. But […]

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7 Warnings to College Graduates for Happiness and Health

Even if you’re not a college graduate, chances are you know one. If you are a college grad, you need help. You’ve learned a lot, but you’d admit–at least in private–that you have some wisdom to gain. If you know a college grad–if you’ve earned their trust–you can offer wisdom you’ve picked up from life’s […]

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Take this Personality Test to Find Your Character Strengths

Check this out! If you discover your character strengths, then use one of your top 5 character strengths in a new way each day, you can increase happiness and lower depression. One study showed the positive effects of this exercise lasting for 6 months! I’m pretty good at recognizing my character flaws. I’ve always needed […]

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8 Daily Habits for a Happier, Healthier and Productive Life

To live a happier, healthier and productive life, I’ve cultivated 8 daily habits. These habits enable me to begin each day with purpose so I won’t exist merely for the convenience of others. The way we use the first few hours of the morning lays the foundation for the rest of the day. Failure to lay a […]

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7 Secrets to a Long and Happy Marriage for Christian Couples

The bottom line is Christian couples divorce. There are probably as many variations on the rate of divorce among Christians as there are Christian denominations. Marriage in Trouble So, what’s the secret to a long and happy marriage for Christian couples that make it to the finish line? Marriages often sail into stormy seas within a […]

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5 Things You Can Do Today for Happier New Year

Are you relying on other people to make you happier? What if you could take some simple actions to have a happier new year? Maybe you’ve wished for more compliments or quality time from your spouse. A better job. Less stress. More money. Respect from your children. I occasionally get caught in that trap. All […]

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