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Phubbing: How Cell Phones Cause Relationship Problems

Phubbing is the newest phenomena of the cell phone culture and it refers to the bad habit of checking your cell phone when you’re supposed to be fully present to your significant other. A new study says this could...

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Embrace Forgiveness

My wife is 100% German. And sometimes when I do something stupid that hurts her feelings, by accident or on purpose, she sometimes says (with a very thick German accent – try it!), “I vill make you pay for...

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The Destroyer of Relationships

In his book, Making Love Last Forever, the late Gary Smalley explains that the number one destroyer of relationships is unresolved anger. And while Ephesians (4:31f) urges us to get rid of all bitterness, passion, anger, harsh words, and...

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Saying “I Do” Means Saying “I Don’t”

Some people have a TV in every room of their house… not me. We have one TV, and most of the time, if it is on, it has some children’s movie playing. I do, however, have a stereo, usually...

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The Getaway Plan

The kids, bills, car pools, the kids, sports practices, our jobs, the kids, housework … did I mention the kids? Our lives as parents seem to move at breakneck speed with no end to the ride in sight. We’ve...

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Fighting Fair

Take 15 seconds and think about that last fight/argument/heated conversation you had with your spouse. Now take another few seconds, and make yourself a list (at least in your head) of five things you could have done to make...

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A Marriage That Works

Q: How do you keep your marriage and faith related? In other words, what things do you and your husband (Brian) do every day to lead each other closer to Christ? A: My youngest sister just got married a...

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You Cannot NOT Communicate

Couple’s communication is about 7% words, about 38% tone of voice, and about 55% non-verbal, and happens at a blinding speed. In essence, you cannot NOT communicate. If you are together, it happens. And if a couple cannot communicate...

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Marriage Impossible

Many of you may recall like I have where I was when I heard the news a few years back. As I mindlessly scrolled through a sea of ‘tweets,’ I saw something that made me gasp. Tom Cruise and...

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